Stromtroopers, in the rough desert. Image: Lucasfilm / DisneyThe quintessence of Shakespeare's Hamlet is a moral paralysis. Is what I do meaningful? Does my life make sense? In one of the most famous soliloquies of all time Hamlet regards this question with poetic precision – whether or not? «Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy combines the famous language with the aesthetics and mood of Star Wars. The creator Maxime-Claude L'Ecuyer puts Hamlet's words in the mouth of a disturbed stormtrooper, alone in the desert, lost and exhausted and uncertain about the meaning of his life. It's a fantastic connection and lets you forget (at least for a few minutes) all about Star Trek's little monopoly on Hamlet's scifi versions. It's also pretty dark, with a grim theme and a few grim twists of its own. If work is at the heart of suicide and how it is taken into consideration – what the talk of being or not is about, you get angry, be careful with it. But it's still an artful, subtle, sad little fan movie. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or send an SMS to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
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