Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Cyborg Summation in Review of "Revenge of the Sith" - Jedi Masterful:
A review by Michael Sragow in The Baltimore Sun neatly sums up a predominant function of the cyborg image in fiction and film:
"It's the cyborg creations, part man, part droid, that are irredeemably and indelibly creepy. They convey a timeless message: We trade our humanity for survival at the risk of losing our souls. The new arch-villain, the Separatists' General Grievous, an armored creature with four arms and organic eyes and guts, harrowingly prefigures Anakin's human remnant encased in Darth Vader's black metal. Anakin's climactic metamorphosis into Vader achieves horror-show perfection. It ranks with the emergence of other sorry monsters such as Frankenstein."
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