It's not hindsight, I had these thoughts when I first watched the movies. It's why I don't like fantasy and find myself bored by it. Whenever magic is used as an explanation for something, I find it actually explains nothing, and ends up creating all kinds of contradictions and plot holes. Fwiw, I feel the same way about religion, so there's that
There's always the bigger picture to keep in mind, in which magic/fantasy is used as an allegorical device to impart lessons and messages. Lest we not forget, kids are supposed to learn from these (and possibly some adults). It's not about the tertiary, surface details of what can be done with magic, it's about how it is used in one's life (y'know, overcoming one's own darker impulses and using the power within oneself and that kinda stuff). For instance, if Yoda had thrown an asteroid into Vader's Star Destroyer, then Luke would have to face off against a rather irate green goblin with a zigzag penchant to put the hypothetical in people's clavicles. Also remember that when Luke had to confront Vader, when he used the Force, he almost took Vader's place. His pacifist action saved his father, who then sacrificed himself to save the galaxy. See? Allegory.
It's when allegories are reduced to videogame statistics that they become too ridiculous to comprehend, y'know, like all videogames are. Which leads to why there's really no such thing as a videogame "roleplaying game", but that's a whole other bag of lettuce rotting outside the crisper...
What made me wonder about a tracklist in the first place was a funny memory I have from the time when Episode 1 was about to come out.
At the time, my wife's cousin's son-in-law (yes, that IS correct ) was working at a record store. He was (and still is) a guy who goes out of his way to avoid anything even vaguely resembling a spoiler. Combine that quality with also being a stone-cold SW fanatic, and you have someone whose work is definitely cut out for him. So, long story short, the OST comes out in advance of the movie and he's putting the CD's on the racks. He thought he was safe. He wasn't. Right there, on the back cover, the words: Qui-Gon's Noble End. And right afterward: Qui-Gon's Funeral. He froze in shock. Then we went on to, I kid you not, fume about it for WEEKS afterwards--I'm talking FUME. It was hilarious. He knew it was ridiculous, too, but we had such a good time poking fun at him about it that it's still a part of the family mythology.
So, I was thinking, maybe the people in charge of such things as track titles would be more sensitive nowadays.
Perhaps this tracklist should be rife with spoilers, since it's The Towner's last go-round...
1. Qui-Gon's Noble End 2. Boba Fett Is a Clone 3. Yoda Knows Chewbacca 4. Luke Blows Up the Death Star 5. Darth Vader Is Luke Skywalker's Father 6. The Emperor Is That One Guy From Dragonslayer... Y'know, That Priest Guy With The Cool Line Before He Got Supernova'd By That Dragon... What Was Its Name... Oh Yeah, Vermithrax Perjorative... Huh, Say That Ten Times 7. Rey and Finn Don't Kiss 8. Rey and Kylo Don't Kiss 9. You Thought It Was Darth Rey, BUT IT WAS I, D-0!!!
BONUS TRACKS 10. Jyn and Cassian Die* 11. The Origin of Solo's Blaster, Solo's Starship, Solo's Name, Solo and Chewbacca, Solo's Spice Habit... Oh Yeah, That Happened, But No One Talks About It 12. The Mandalorian Is Jar Jar Binks/Deny This at Your Peril 13. The Guardians of the Galaxy Show Up/I'm Carrie Poppins, Y'all! 14. Simpsons Did It! 15. Man, This Is a Lot of Bonus Tracks 16. Weepy Donuts 17. The Knife 18. Insert Giacchino Pun Here 19. Entr'Acte (Wait... NOW THERE'S AN ENTR'ACTE???) 20. Okay, This Is Officially for Two CDs Now 21. It's Not for Two CDs? It's a Digital Exclusive? And It's Not on 7Digital? OH F*** YOO, MAIN!!! 22. And It's a 500 Edition? And I Have to Wait Seven Years For the Rerelease? Yeah, That Sounds About Right 23. End Credits/Main Title to Episode X: The Search For SpaceBalls 3: The Search For SpaceBalls 2 24. "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
*But Apparently Cassian Is Getting a Prequel Series Called Rogue None
I think the finality of what we’re on the verge of is starting to sink in with me. Nine scores spanning over 40 years that shaped and influenced so many other movies and composers. It’s a staggering achievement.