November 2010

James Bond > Darth Vader?

I would give this answer a wholehearted no, along with a derisive chuckle, myself. Not only is Vader so much more layered and interesting and, though admittedly flawed, just more cool than Bond, he’s also more meaningful—more important to history and a much, much deeper character. Yes, he had some annoying angst-ridden years and yes, he murdered a bunch of poor Jedi children in one of the most chilling massacres ever, but he did it all in the name of love—and not just after a pretty face and loose pair of panties, but real, true love, however misguided and cruel the actions turned out to be.