The Universe and Me

Monday, October 31, 2005

The Empire strikes out

Movie: Revenge of the Sith. The third of the Star Wars prequels and just as lame as the first two. It really boggles the mind to think of the money involved in and earned from these movies and yet, Lucas can’t shell out for a decent scriptwriter? There are no comedic moments, no attempt at Soloish witty banter, no character development much less camaraderie. There is, however, some recycled dialogue from the future that sounded put in for old time fans to make us wax nostalgic. Instead I winced. There are also an abundance of computer effects and lightsabre fights dangling over precipices. And a character named Commander Cody, no doubt searching for his lost planet airmen. And a wookie who does a Tarzan yell. Natalie Portman does little besides stare out a window and gestate. How she delivered two full term babies when she was nowhere near her third trimester was more astounding than any CGI effect. But the babies don’t return her will to live? Good mothering skills, there. Hayden Christensen did not bother with any acting lessons between films two and three. And he turns to the dark side and starts killing children because he’s afraid his wife will die in childbirth? And this wife he’s terrified of losing says one thing against him and he turns on her and strangles her? Please. There’s more sense in daytime soap operas. The thing I enjoyed most, and it was nearly the only thing I enjoyed, was briefly hearing Luke & Leia’s theme music. C3PO was the lucky one. After al this, he got to have his mind wiped. Sign me up.


  • At 11:21 AM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous C3PO said…

    Thank the Maker Luke & Leia were raised by people other than their parents. Leia got some spunky sarcasm and Luke got... a little personality, at least.


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