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The Force is overrated: FACT!

Which Wars?
The Empire Strikes Back

Yes, yes, he’s getting on a bit. But really, just watch as he lifts the X-Wing from the swamp. It’s a right old strain on him. All wheezing and miserable. And he’s supposed to be at the top of the tree Jedi-wise.

Also check out Yoda balancing on Luke’s feet. You don’t need Force powers to do that, just ask anyone unfortunate enough to have suffered through a performance of Cirque de Soleil. And when Luke gets distracted by his sinking X-Wing Yoda goes arse-over-tit. So he can lift an X-Wing off the ground with his mind but he can’t hover?

Judgment on The Force: Too inconsistent

Which Wars?
A New Hope

The climax of the first (fourth) movie. All the other Rebel pilots have been twatted by the Empire and it’s all down to lady-boy Luke. So what happens, Obi-Wan starts twittering in his head so he disconnects the targeting computer and concentrates. Ka-blammo! He hits the mark so it’s straight off home for galactic tea and space cakes. But hang on. Didn’t Luke say in the pre-attack meeting that it couldn’t be that hard as he used to nail whomp rats on his t-16 back home and according to him, they’re not much bigger than two meters. So does that mean he could of done it without The Force? Certainly sounds like it.

Judgment on The Force: Not even needed

12 comments

  • supersupportsupreme - January 12, 2014 3:33 p.m.

    This article here will help me shape my Star Wars story into something badass, also the Force Unleashed is ok but it ain't Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic...that game kicked ass.
  • Smeggs - September 16, 2008 12:54 a.m.

    LOL Nice. I got one, When Obi-Wan force pushes Greivous up into that balcony in the last video, would it really be that hard just to throw the path of his vehicle off a little bit so it falls off the walkway?
  • Black_X_1111 - November 3, 2008 2:41 a.m.

    Oh, and your forgetting that there is some strategy in what they do. Yoda takes his fine time to lift the column to make Count Dooku underestimate him. Ben goes emo cuz Luke shows up, and Ben can only truly help if he leaves his physical body.
  • Black_X_1111 - November 3, 2008 2:31 a.m.

    You see, it not force that over rated, but Jedi. Translation: the Jedi could blow up planets, but none of them are mentally strong enough. So you would need a super Jedi or God with Jedi powers to do it. Or an autistic person, as TV has shown us in the Eureka series, a Sci-Fi channel original.
  • Elbo444 - September 30, 2008 5:27 a.m.

    so true, and with all those giant vehicles and machines you'd think they could just use the force to cut some wires and break everything
  • frag - April 24, 2009 3:18 a.m.

    Everything could be 'rationalised' by saying that the force is not a tool that can be used at will. It is a presence. If a jedi can forcepush something, it is because the force is set at the moment to allow it. A jedi would feel he could forcemind, like he could(n't?) feel he can't forcewhatever. The force would be a matter of situation, not will to use it.
  • troys490 - April 23, 2009 10:16 p.m.

    Of course if the used The Force to do all that stuff the plot of the movies would be pretty boring, it would just be on big movie of explosions. (Maybe that would be better)
  • Baconator96 - April 27, 2009 3:21 a.m.

    Did anyone notice how, after Obi-Wan gives up an dies, he just sorta disintegrates into a pile of robes? WTF... ReCaptcha: to aguilar the lost city of gold?!
  • PhantomDave - April 25, 2009 4:23 a.m.

    LOL This was a great list. I'm a life long Star Wars geek but even I laugh at it sometimes. Although you lost serious points for quoting ANYthing from Supershadow....
  • LOUDcarBOMB - April 24, 2009 12:17 a.m.

    The beginning question was one of the questions that was asked on one of the pages.
  • LOUDcarBOMB - April 24, 2009 12:16 a.m.

    "Why when Obi-Wan is riding his Boga why does he get no sense of precognition that he’s about to be shot by the clones and their big gun?" Well... basically one fact that you didn't see is that the Sith used the Force to cloud the Jedi's mind so that they can't see what is about to happen to them. In other words... they couldn't see the future because of the Sith.
  • thecookie - December 22, 2008 6:35 a.m.

    you may have a point with a few things. but you also have to remember that when yoda had trouble lifting the xwing, he was also very old and weakened. and had been out of touch with The Force for some time so as to not be felt through it by vader. and when you consider that there are only a fair few that have the ability to use and focus The Force, that greatly decreases the extent to which an individual can accomplish with The Force alone.

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