May 19, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

I just got back from my first viewing of Episode III, all I can say is OH MY GOD! This film is so friggin' good, not only does it wrap up the story nicely but it even makes up for the failings of the other two films in this trilogy. Great action, good story and plenty of nice tie ins. 'Nuff said!

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Blogger BRIAN MC said...

WELL RAY, YOU KNOW I "HAVE TO SAY THIS"......NOW THAT EPISODE 3 HAS BEEN VIEWED......(A COUPLE MORE TIMES TO FOLLOW PROBABLY)LAND OF THE DEAD IS ON THE HORIZON(JUNE/JULY), SO EVENTUALLY WE HAVE TO MOVE ON!

SERIOUSLY THOUGH, THE MOVIE I THINK MET AND EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS!

YES/NO...VADER DID LOOK LIKE A LEGLESS ZOMBIE AFTER THE LAVA "ACCIDENT"????????

SLICE AND DICE BABY!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I heard something that made me roll my eyes.

What's the deal with Chewbacca?

You can send me the info offline so as not to spoil it for potential viewers.

Jenn

8:14 AM  
Blogger Rothar said...

What, did you hear about the Wookie musical number, where Chewie vocalizes and performs a crude version of the "Can-can"?

*chuckle* just kidding! ;-P

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can can. Wow, I'm impressed, but I suppose if a Wookie can go swinging through the trees and shrieking like Tarzan, I have to ask...why not? ;)

Lafs, it must have been the typical misinformation by a bunch of twinkie brained folks since it's a bit late for April Fools.

J

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Because...

The Empire Strikes Back: Extra-Special Edition

INT: BESPIN GANTRY - MOMENTS LATER:

A furious lightsaber duel is underway. DARTH
VADER is backing LUKE SKYWALKER
towards the end of the gantry. A quick move by
Vader, chops off Luke's hand! It goes spinning
off into the ventilation shaft. Luke backs away.
He looks around, but realizes there's nowhere
to go but straight down.

Darth Vader: Obi Wan never told you what
happened to your father.

Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed
him!

Darth Vader: No... I am your father!

Luke: No, it's not true! It's impossible.

Darth Vader: Search your feelings... you know
it to be true...

Luke: NO!

Darth Vader: Yes, it is true... and you know
what else? You know that brass droid of
yours?

Luke: Threepio?

Darth Vader: Yes... Threepio... I built him...
when I was 7 years old...

Luke: No...

Darth Vader: Seven years old! And what
have you done? Look at yourself, no hand,
no job, and couldn't even levitate your
own ship out of the swamp...

Luke: I destroyed your precious Death Star!

Darth Vader: When you were 20! When I
was 10, I single-handedly destroyed a Trade
Federation Droid Control ship!

Luke: Well, it's not my fault...

Darth Vader: Oh, here we go... "Poor me...
my father never gave me what I wanted for
my birthday... boo hoo, my daddy's the Dark
Lord of the Sith...waahhh wahhh!"

Luke: Shut up...

Darth Vader: You're a slacker! By the time
I was your age, I had exterminated the
Jedi knights!

Luke: I used to race my T-16 through Beggar's
Canyon.

Darth Vader: Oh, for the love of the Emperor...
10 years old, winner of the Boonta Eve Open...
Only human to ever fly a Pod Racer... right
here, baby!

{Luke looks down the shaft. Takes a step
towards it.}

Darth Vader: I was wrong... You're not my kid...
I don't know whose you are, but you sure ain't
mine...

{Luke takes a step off the platform, hesitates,
then plunges down the shaft.}

{Darth Vader looks after him.}

Darth Vader: Get a haircut!

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finally saw Episode III this weekend. Admittedly it is far better than the previous two editions of the Prequal.

I was glad to see that Christian had matured and wasn't the whiney brooding padawan that we'd come to know in Episode II. Line delivery still fell flat, but SW was never known for it's stellar acting. :)

Lucas finally hit some kind of emotional mark that had been missing in the previous films. Obi Wan's emotional "You were supposed to be the chosen one" as he left Anakin to his fate on the banks of the lava flow. There was a little more chemistry between Padmé and Anakin this go around. It actually felt like they had some love between them.

The wookies didn't seem to add anything to the film other than an excuse to have them in there and to do the Tarzan yell. If it had been edited out, we'd not have missed it.

Hat's off to the Emperor. He delivered as usual as did Yoda. ;)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! says it all.

At times, I felt that the holes in the plot were being forcibly plugged. I also would have expected them to spend more time on the destruction of the Jedi once it started. Their death's as a whole seemed rather, underwhelming. Though I think the padawan scene that took place in the Council chambers was elegantly stated with the ignition of a light saber.

It was a good film. As Bob said, I didn't feel the need to ask for my money back as I had with the previous two. It was very dark and a nice ending to what had started off as a very disappointing series of failures.

I still stand by my belief that Empire is the best of them all.

My order of preference:

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode I: Phantom Menace
Episode II: Attack of the Clones

May the Force be with you.

J

8:53 AM  
Blogger BRIAN MC said...

Everyone has there favs in the Star Wars saga...but as usual I look at it in a "diferent" way!

My favs from the saga(evil wise of course)

Darth Maul was awesome, but as with my history and his, he underestimated Obi-Wan(like myself always taking the good guys for granted, and expecting to crush them)......

I liked the Count, but in the end we all are "pawns"!

As Ray will will agree, mass armies were always an interest to me.....(Droid Armies)But possibly the Undead could be smarter than the Battle Droids in Star Wars!

The Emperor holds a special place in my heart, and his performance in 3 was excellent!

Vader is Vader, but Gunray???? Please, we were promised peace,hack! Give me a break!


At least they put Jar-Jar in for a cameo to make Ray happy! Maybe if the Jedi had a army of ewoks they could of beat Vaader and the clones!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree on the character assessment.

*shudder* ewoks... [looks over shoulder, now where'd I put that shotgun] ;)

7:26 AM  
Blogger Rothar said...

The only good thing about Jar-Jar in Episode III is that he finally kept his damn mouth shut!

Ewoks...that's when it all started to go wrong with the story, it took EpIII to finally make it right again.

Watching Nute Gunray grovel was cool, I've heard that many fans were waiting for that moment since the first film.

I'll need a little time to figure out exactly where Ep III ranks in my version of the rankings, right now it looks something like this:

1 - Return of the Jedi
2 - Revenge of the Sith
3 - The Empire Strikes Back
4 - A New Hope (Star Wars)
5 - Phantom Menace
6 - Attack of the Clones

10:43 AM  

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