Between "Star Wars" And "Willow"
by TAVI-Iņigo Aymat
Via article exchange program with Echo Station's Spanish partner SithNet
Willow is much closer to the Star Wars philosophy than you
might think. There are many points of coincidence: a world where various beings live;
Elora is hidden when born, just the same as the Skywalker twins; Magic can be used for
good or bad (as the Force); Willow is an apprentice as is Luke, while Madmartigan is a
freelance who doesn't believe in Magic, like Han...
For you to see it clearer:
||They both were farmers and they
learn to use their power against tyranny.
||Mystic powers which develop
throughout the adventure.
||The tyrannical leader, who plans
to dominate the universe. Masters of the mystic power.
||Both are the first Mentors of the
respective heroes, and in both cases they're not the ones to finish the training, leaving
it to Yoda / Fin Raziel
||The mercenary. They start as
criminals, but they finally join the cause. They're skeptical about the mystic powers.
||Tyrant's right hand. Both of them
wear a a mask which produces fear.
||Masters of the hero, the ones who
make his powers develop. They have an appearance of weakness, which hides their inner
|C-3PO and R2-D2
||The hero's companions, who get
him out of some danger. They give the humor touch.
||The mercenary's old friend. He
starts betraying him, but joins later.
||The initial destination, where
believe they will be safe. When they arrive there, they find it destroyed.
||Daughters of the "bad
one", the one they fight against. They fall in love with the mercenary.
Furthermore, in both films, the tyrant's
right-hand-man (Vader / Sorsha) finally turns to the other band. The one I
can't place is Chewie. Any suggestions ?