Posts Tagged ‘prosthetics’



The Innovations of Star Wars and How They Inspire

Albin Johnson | January 31, 2013

There’s a simple rule to most movies: Amputees are bad guys.

Almost without fail, if there’s a guy with a hook for a hand or one who walks with a limp or has a glass eye, then he’s a bad dude. It’s an easy metaphor to slide into movies and it extends past just amputated limbs. A character wears some disfiguring mark or bears the burden of some horrible malady, and you leave the viewer with the idea that there’s a dark past explaining it or some bad moral compass that led to it.

Tattoos and robot limbs make for a strong reputation.

Tattoos and robot limbs make for a strong reputation.

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