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The Force is overrated: FACT!

Which Wars?
A New Hope

Vader and Obi-Wan go at it like a pair of grandmas scaring children from an orchard with their walking sticks. Compared with the sabering acrobatics in the later (earlier) films this geriatric tussle doesn’t even illustrate the ability to walk around much, let alone a power that apparently binds the galaxy together. They’re just clunking them together. Over and over. And watch Obi-Wan’s plodding, old-man spin around, it takes so long Vader should have been able to carve ‘Darth was ‘ere’ into his back.

And then Obi-Wan just gives up for god’s sake. There was only five stormtroopers to deal with and they had their backs to Luke, Han and co. It’s not as if Obi-Wan was that old. If Yoda could still lift an X-Wing in his hundreds, surely Obi-Wan could Force push some stormtroopers in his fifties. Just lame.

Judgment on The Force: Unnecessary deadness

Which Wars?
Revenge of the Sith

“Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age”, says Obi-Wan in A New Hope. That right? Well he didn’t seem to be complaining about the clumsiness or randomness when, up against Grievous, he resorted to gunning him down with a blaster. Was this the more ‘civilized age’ Obi-wan was yawning on about? Or does it not count when, as here, he’d managed to lose his saber again? Remember when Han points out during Luke’s training on the Millenium Falcon that a lightsaber is “no match for a good blaster.” Surely Obi-Wan should have agreed that without one Grievous would have nailed his ass, Force or no Force. But he didn’t.

Judgment on The Force: Lying old bastard

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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