Saturday, June 11, 2005

Revenge of the Crap

Being something of a Star Wars fan, it's only natural that I had some interest in seeing the third prequel, Revenge of the Sith. However, the moment I left the theatre I realized that George Lucas has become a parody of himself. While Revenge was quite visual, the dialogue was forced, the film moved like it was being pushed and overall it sucked. I'm sure there are uberdorks out there opining about how this was the best of them all, but they're just blowing smoke up your posterior. The entire story seemed like the script was written while watching episodes 4-6. The best part about it is seeing "spoiler alerts." How the hell could there be spoiler alerts? Everybody already knows the story! Oh did you not already know that Annekin becomes DarthVader? Or that Luke and Leia are the children of Annekin and Padmi? Well sorry to ruin it for you. While I'm at it, if you've ever seen Frankenstein, or Young Frankenstein for that matter, then don't bother watching the last 20-25 minutes. With the exception of the special effects, whatever creativity George Lucas once had has gone down the toilet. It's a good thing the AFI awarded Lucas a lifetime achievement award, because his recent contributions have diminished his standing. I mean seriously, Jar Jar Binks? A 5 year old could come up with more compelling characters.


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