Originally Posted by JB1981
Is this really a thing we're supposed to come away with with these movies though? Like were we supposed to question the Jedi way? I can't tell if it's something Lucas really wanted us to examine because the writing was just so all over the place.
I find that to be exactly the case, yes. You can easily question the "Jedi way" through what happened with Anakin. They wouldn't let him go visit his fucking mom from time to time? Really? They don't allow relationships? It was highly questionable and if there were more humanity allowed through the Jedi code none of that stupid shit would have happened.
Anakin made a kneejerk decision to attack Windu when he thought Palpatine was the only chance for Padme and his kid to survive. He couldn't approach the Jedi themselves about it because for some reason they had to keep their marriage a secret and when he went to Yoda, you know what the little green shitbooger said? "Mourn them do not, miss them do not. Learn to let go." Which translates into "you're a Jedi, so while you're human with human emotions, don't worry about people you care about dying cuz... Jedi... stuff"
Then at the end of 3, Yoda tells Obi-Wan that they're going to commune with Qui-Gon through the Force. Then in the originals Yoda and Obi-Wan are more like what Qui-Gon was like. I mean all of that shit feels blatantly obvious to me. That's the core story of the prequels and why Anakin fell to the dark side: the Jedi, their dumb rules and ignorance toward humanity.
And now, we have Luke who was trying to create a new order, albeit supposedly one with the insight Yoda, Kenobi and Qui-Gon gained after the events of Order 66 and while he may have been running it better or whatever, something bad happened and now he's presumably out to get more answers by locating the very first Jedi temple that predated the prequels by thousands of years. So I see this as a direct continuation of that theme that Lucas established in the prequels which was tantamount to Anakin's fall.