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Star Wars: More War, Less Fantasy

Watching Dune (2021), I couldn’t help but wonder: shouldn’t a franchise centered around wars have more representation of the consequences?

Dune (2021) is now out for people to judge and put under a microscope of analysis on what it all means. Watching Dune, one thing was clear: in war and politics, there are always casualties. We see that in Dune, and when it chooses to, we see it in the Star Wars franchise. I say this because violence is often portrayed as an exploding ship or a cutaway execution. Only when the victim is an alien species, whose insides can be substituted with green goo instead of human entrails, do we see brutality… 

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