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《星球大戰》的隱藏信息-J

J: Jar Jar Binks / 智慧與愚蠢

根據佐治盧卡斯的表白,為了調和《星球大戰前傳:魅影危機》中的緊湊劇情,加入一個像似迪士尼高飛狗(Goofy,意思是愚蠢)的丑角來增添喜劇效果。難怪第一次看到渣渣兵(Jar Jar Binks)在螢光幕出現的時候,總有一種似曾相識的感覺,原來這個角色的神態都在模仿高飛狗。

可惜盧卡斯的心意事與願違,據聞渣渣兵在《星戰》電影中,成為最令觀眾煩厭的角色;很多觀眾認為這個角色語無倫次,並表示樂於看見他在《星戰》電影中永遠消失。然而《星戰》電影中同樣肩負喜劇效果的機械人角色C-3PO,卻受到大眾熱烈歡迎。真是世事難料,智慧與愚蠢確實只是一線之隔。

猶太人一直等待彌賽亞降臨,耶穌基督來到世上,為了拯救他們的靈魂,卻不是幫助他們脫離羅馬的暴政,以致他們十分失望,甚至拒絕相信祂就是救世主。

《馬太福音》記述主耶穌說了一個天國的比喻:有一個王為他兒子擺設娶親的筵席,就打發僕人去邀請被召的人來赴席;豈料賓客只愛眼前的私利,不肯赴席,甚至凌辱王的僕人,把他們殺了(參太22:1-10)。這些拒絕接納邀請的人,最終落得滅亡收場。

許多自恃聰明的人,拒絕上帝為他們預備的福音,正說明智慧與愚蠢確實只是一線之隔。

J: Jar Jar Binks

In an interview, George Lucas admitted that in order to balance the solemnity of the Jedi and intensity of the plot in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, he added a character that resembles Disney”s Goofy for comic relief. No wonder, the first time I watched the goofy-like behaviour of the giant amphibian-like Jar Jar Binks, it felt so familiar.

Unexpectedly to Lucas, his good intentions had created an opposite reaction. Rumours have it that Jar Jar Binks turned out to be the most annoying character in the Star Wars films. Many find him very clumsy and foolish and wish he was not in the film. On the other hand, the robot C-3PO, another character intended to provide comic relief actually became one of the most loved characters.

So, how do the audiences decide which character is wise and loveable; and one is foolish and loathsome?

The Jewish people have been waiting for their Messiah, a saviour, to arrive for a long time. However, when Jesus Christ came to earth, not to save them from the tyranny of the Roman Empire, but to rescue their souls, they were so bitter and disappointed that they resented Jesus as their long-awaited Messiah. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus used a parable to describe the kingdom of heaven. He said it is like a king who has sent his servants to invite guests to his son”s wedding banquet. Some of the people who were invited paid no attention and went about on their own interests. Some even mistreated and killed the servants who brought the invitation (Matthew 22: 1 – 10). In the end, the enraged king sent his army to destroy the murderers and burned their city.

The people who refused the invitation are like self-righteous people who refuse the Good News that the Lord has prepared for them; and continue living in their selfish ways. We should be like grateful guests, we must learn to be wise and do what is right.

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