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Labyrinth And Star Wars Essay

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Labyrinth and Star Wars

It is amazing how in many stories a group of the most unlikely characters can overcome the most impossible odds. The battle of good vs. evil is reenacted in thousand upon thousand of movies. A lot of the times in these movies the group of heroes consist of very ordinary or odd characters, those who seem to possess few heroic traits. As seen in the movies Labyrinth and the first made Star Wars, a group of small and seemingly powerless characters can overcome great evils.

The movie the Labyrinth tells a story about a group of unlikely heroes trying to make their way though a maze in order to defeat the Goblin King. The story starts out with the main character ...view middle of the document...

(Labyrinth 1986)

Star Wars also tells of a similar story; the most unlikely set of people can stop an entire evil empire. The movie begins with Princess Leia’s capture by the evil empire. In an attempt to save herself and her mission plans, she sends two robots, R2D2 and C-3PO, to deliver a message to the illusive Ben Kenobi. The robots on their way to deliver the messages accidentally end up under the ownership of Luke Skywalker. Luke is a young and innocent boy, who lives with his Aunt and Uncle on a rather desolate planet. Although he now owns the two androids, the little robot R2D2 refuses to give up his mission and runs away to find Ben Kenobi. Luke discovering that the robot has gone leaves with C-3PO to find him. Meanwhile the evil empire realizing that Leia has sent the plans with the two robots, went on a mission to track them down, killing everyone in their path. Thus Luke Skywalker’s family is killed, with nothing left for him on this planet he decides to leave with Ben Kenobi to do battle against the evil empire and save the princess. Since they needed a way to get through space Luke and Ben Kenobi agree to pay Han Solo, a space pilot, to ride in his ship. Han Solo is far from valiant he is an intergalactic smuggler who is constantly being pursued by bounty hunters, he cares little for anybody but himself. He along with his sidekick Chewbacca, a wookie, travel through space in their slightly outdated Millennium Falcon spaceship. The group eventually rescues Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil empire. Then from there the four of them make plans to destroy the empire’s headquarters, better known as the Death Star. Han originally refuses to fight feeling the battle is none of his business, but later returns to aid Luke in battle. In the end Luke along with help for the other characters, destroys the Death Star; the evil empire has finally been terminated. Luke, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia although they seem powerless destroyed an entire empire. (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977)

Both these movies tell a story of a group of unlikely heroes conquering a powerful evil kingdom or empire....

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