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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on May 22, 2005 0:00:38 GMT -6
Star Wars III
The Revenge of the Sith
What a great movie!
Now, I'm not a big Star Wars fanatic, I'm more a Star Trek man, but I do enjoy the story.
It starts out with full action and developes the storyline to where the very first Star Wars movie almost begins. In this movie, there are no dumb and insipid characters like Jar-Jar binks, or long drawn out dialogue. There's plenty of action...plenty.
The transformation of Skywalker from good to evil is moving and you just want to grab him by the collar and shake some sense into him, but there wouldn't be a story. The intense anguish of Obi-wan in facing the reality of his chosen one student, Anakin, is a gut wrenching thing. He beats Darth Vader in this one, but allows himself to be killed by him in the first Star Wars. How ironic.
I like that some of the threads are finally resolved, like the Wookie homeworld, the births of Luke and Laia and the construction of the "Death Star". Too cool!
Theres too much to take in, in just one viewing. The special effects are just that good, that you don't want to miss anything.
It is the best of the whole 6 part arc.
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Post by Al Degutis on Jun 10, 2005 11:45:13 GMT -6
Saw Star Wars III last night. I have to say I it was just okay for me.
I had a problem with some of the corney things such as droids saying "thank you" and "your welcome" sarcastically in the background. Also, at times it seemed like I was watching scenes taken from a Flintstones movie. I kept hearing about how this movie ties it all together and explains some more. I didn't catch much of anything I didn't know or expect. I also found most of what was happening too predictable.
The fight scenes were good as were the graphics. The movie is worth seeing from a visual and action standpoint. I guess the problem I have is that these last three movies (I, II and III) were great visually but not great stories. I was a big fan of the original three.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 10, 2005 13:46:55 GMT -6
I had a problem with some of the Corny things such as droids saying "thank you" and "your welcome
Heh heh...All robots should be like Rosie in the "Jetsons"?
Yea, it is hokey and it could have been written much much better, but I enjoyed seeing it all tie together. It seems to be geared toward a less complicated mind, especially when they put that horrible Jar-Jar Binks. I just hate it when they dumb things down.
I remember as a kid watching good cartoons, like the animated Batman with serious plots. Then some moronic psychologist thought that kids growing up couldn't relate, so they included some stupid fumbling character to better relate to the paint-chip eating youth. This formula is repeated time and time again. Scooby-doo is non-stop fumbling and incompetence for example....never liked that show.
I turned it off then. Sigh.
And so goes Star Wars, but still a great ending movie!... ;D