January 5, 2016


Samuel L. Jackson: 'The Force Awakens' Needed Better Lightsaber Action

Samuel L. Jackson is in an excellent Quentin Tarantino film, The Hateful 8, right now. Crushing it and everything else at the box office is another excellent film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And in a perfect storm of movie madness, critic Peter Travers had a televised chance to ask Jackson, who played purple-lightsabered Jedi master Mace Windu in George Lucas' Star Wars prequels, what he thought.

"It's...it's...it's done in the spirit of the Star Wars films."

Very true! Very tentative delivery, also!

Jackson says his box office competition is "adventuresome and exciting, in a way" before delivering his real thought: "I think the kids need to go to lightsaber fight school."

"Lightsaber fight school" currently only exists in the form of six Google results, all of which are stories about this story. Conclusion: the Samuel L. Jackson Lightsaber Fight School should, must and will open in 2017. The face-offs in the prequels were good.