ByIan M. Simpson, writer at
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Now to set things clear, I don't have a problem with a seventh movie being made. I am a huge Star Wars fan. I believe that J.J. Abrams is a great director and he can right a lot of the wrongs that the prequel trilogy started.

However, the first six Star Wars movie titles run in sort of a pattern:

The Phantom Menace - Evil

The term "Phantom Menace" refers to the Emperor, who appears mainly as a hologram in this movie. The title starts the prequel trilogy by acknowledging that evil exists, and will be present throughout the movie. The combination of the words phantom and menace present a fairly mysterious and sinister tone.

The Attack of the Clones - Good

The clone troopers (before the Emperor went off and executed Order 66) were the major source of firepower for the Republic, and ultimately saved the Jedi in the battle of Geonosis. The name "Attack of the Clones" establishes that after the first film, the "good guys" establish their dominance and begin their war to destroy the droid army.

The Revenge of the Sith - Evil

After the Republic gains the upper hand, the ultimate catalyst is revealed once Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader, and the Emperor executes Order 66, rendering the Jedi Order all but extinct. At the end of the movie, Darth Vader is in his full black-suited form, construction of the Death Star is underway, and the Jedi go into hiding. The Sith definitely end the movie with the upper hand.

A New Hope - Good

Just when it seems like there is no hope for good in the galaxy, Vader's son (Spoiler Alert) is taken in by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his path to becoming a full-fledged Jedi begins. Though Kenobi dies (another spoiler), Luke Skywalker teams up with Princess Leia and the Rebel Alliance to destroy the Death Star. The movie ends with a heroic victory and a major dent in the Empire's plan.

The Empire Strikes Back - Evil

Though it seemed like the Rebel Alliance was unstoppable at the end of the fourth movie when they blew up the Death Star, the movie starts out with the Empire launching a massive assault against the Rebels, massacring them on the planet Hoth. The Rebels misfortune continues when Han gets captured, tortured, and frozen in carbonite. Shortly afterwards, Luke gets his hand cut off and left for dead. The Empire quite literally struck back, leaving the Rebellion beaten badly.

Return of the Jedi - Good

Luke manages to tip the scales once again as he frees Han and the Rebellion leads an assault against the second Death Star. The ultimate return of the Jedi occurs when Darth Vader, or Anakin Skywalker rather, abandons the dark side in order to save Luke. He throws the Emperor into the Death Star's reactor core, putting an end to the Empire and sacrificing himself in the process. The Rebellion finally triumphs and they party hard with the Ewoks.

So you see the pattern? Evil, Good, Evil, Good, Evil, Good. Naturally, the next movie would have to contain some evil or sinister title right?


The Force Awakens - Good?

Seeing as Luke Skywalker was the basic symbol for the Force in the original trilogy, I'm assuming that this title implies the awakening of several other Jedi: Han and Leia's kids.

I know this isn't that big of a reason, but think about it. A tradition that has been going on for six consecutive movies in one of the most recognized franchises in the history of film has just been broken.

I don't like that.


So, what do you think about the title?


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