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R2-D2: Beneath the Dome
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Collection of short mockumentaries detailing R2-D2's "career", from his English upbringing to his daring bungee jump.
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"For the first time on DVD, the complete R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Mockumentary lifts the lid of silence and explores the never-before-told history of the real star of the Star Wars saga... Artoo Detoo. Learn about his humble roots in rural England, his unyielding hunger for fame, and how his determination overcame a Hollywood that had long discriminated against Droids. Told in three parts, the documentary unearths never-before-seen footage and interviews to tell the story. Featuring George Lucas, Samual L. Jackson, Francis Ford Coppola, and more, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome will bring smiles and laughter to your galaxy."
Seriously folks, for you old and new Star Wars fans, this is a barrel of laughs. The ability of the various actors to comment on R2-D2's background, relationship with the cast, drinking problem (no, really) and even his petty rivalry with a certain other actor...I laughed, I cried, I fell down...
Even the flawed scene can open discussion of serious issues, such as the nature of celebrity and fame, and the role of the public in distinguishing between the two. Though intended to be a spoof, it still is thought-provoking. It also relies on allusions for its humor, and that requires engagement of the mind that can lead to further conversation. For me, it opened the door to concepts such as what it means to be human. If R2D2 had not been a droid, but an android, would the "near-tragic jump" have been as easy to dismiss as nonsense? As technology advances and new almost-life forms are created, will definitions and laws have to be changed, as well as our perceptions? Science fiction, even as a joke, offers opportunities to examine hard questions before they face us head on.
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