The sheer, utter innocence about this moment, though.

I’ve heard film critics say: “It wasn’t dramatic enough!” But, you know, I think it was.

Neither one has any clue how much they are going to absolutely destroy one another and just how nasty things are going to get. They’re both so young, naive and nice here. 

A cute, friendly little handshake. That’s how it started. 

The horror hasn’t hit them yet. And the viewer knows it hasn’t. We know more than they do. 

grand-duc  asked:

I've been thinking. Do the Organas think Padmé gave Leia an Alderaanian name? Like if they think to look it up they might find a few hits in other cultures (because with that many planets, you might have more than one convergent name) but not for Naboo and not for any of the other planets Padmé had ties to (Tatooine of course, doesn't come up) and so Alderaan is the most relevant.

I’ve just been imagining, them either knowing or finding out in the process of researching Naboo culture for Leia, Naboo’s naming tradition.  And as far as they can tell, Padmé named Leia “beloved” and…. Potential feels

Yeah, I think the Organas do believe Padme gave her daughter an Alderaanian name.

It wouldn’t really be surprising if she did. Padme has strong ties to Alderaan. They know the name isn’t of Naboo origin, and if they even thought to look into the Tatooine connection (which I kind of doubt - for most of the Repbulic characters, Anakin was seen as being from the Jedi, not from Tatooine), they’d be looking at Huttese (since Amatakka, of course, is a secret).

Bail and Breha probably do know that Naboo tradition considers a name to be a wish or a blessing the parent(s) gives the child. And of course Padme, having just lost both the Republic and the husband she loved, would wish with her dying breath for her daughter to be loved.

And the thing is…they’re not actually wrong about any of that. The Alderaanian meaning of Leia’s name works. It is something Padme would have wished for her daughter.

But ultimately, the Alderaanian meaning of Leia’s name is the coincidence. And Padme, Padme who was a queen at 14, who retook her planet when everyone thought she would be paralyzed and unable to act - well, Padme was a bit more vicious in her name-wishes for her children than anyone realized at the time.

She named her son Free, but she hid it. Luke, not Lukka. A name that would go unnoticed by most of the galaxy, but would be instantly recognizable on Tatooine - and to his father.

And she named her daughter The Mighty One. Yes, she wanted Leia to be loved. But more than that she wanted Leia to be strong, unbreakable, full of fire and a breaker of chains.

In Empire Day Ekkreth tells Leia that it’s fitting that with Palpatine’s Empire should be born the seeds of its destruction, by which he means her. Leia is surprised, but Ekkreth says, “Of course. You are Leia.” He thinks her name is a coincidence, but he still sees it as a sign, an inherent prophecy.

But Padme is the one who made that prophecy. She knew exactly what she was saying when she named her children.

Hayden Christensen's acting in Star Wars II and III

I’m no director or any kind of acting expert but i don’t think his acting is bad. I think the reason people aren’t happy with it is because they always expect villains to be dramatic and expressive.

And Anakin is just not. I believe that’s just how he is. I’m plain and expressionless myself. It’s not easy for the people around me to understand my current moods bc i don’t always express them in ways they’d immediately catch on. They find difficulty in differentiating when im just a little moody or super mad just by looking at my face. And maybe that’s how Anakin is as well.

Besides, even if that’s not the correct portrayal of Anakin, it would be George Lucas’ fault bc Hayden argued about the cheesy lines and script but Lucas has always been known for wanting the movie to go exactly the way he visualized it.

But that’s fair as well because George Lucas is the director of the series and if he envisioned Anakin to be a whiny teenager or plain and expressionless then who are you to say otherwise? 🤔

anonymous asked:

In an article with Timeout (sorry I can't link the article here) Daisy mentions she was surprised people were still confused about Rey's parentage after seeing TFA. ;)

Here’s the article.

And here are her direct quotes: “I thought a lot was answered in ‘The Force Awakens’. Then after the screening I went for a drink with my agent and everyone, and we were chatting away and I realised that oh, in their minds it’s not answered at all!”
“I think curiosity is a wonderful thing. And I do find it quite funny that people keep asking about it. Just yesterday a guy asked to take a picture with me, and went ‘Is Luke your Dad’? And I was like, ‘chill out, you’ll see’!”