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19 May 2005 @ 10:33 pm
I'm so weak  
I'd made up my mind that I was just going to skip Episode 3. But then a frienc invited me along this morning because he'd accidentally bought a couple of extra tickets, and I said sure.

The movie is not good. It had some good parts, and some genuinely exciting bits, but there were also several bits that were just bad—fortunately, this time they were amusingly bad, rather than oh-my-god-get-me-out-of-the-theater bad. The "romantic interludes" weren't quite as cringe-inducing as they were in Ep II, but they were still pretty lame. Anakin seems to go to the dark side mainly because he's a gullible nincompoop. And because the Jedi Council are a bunch of pricks.

Notes:
  • Anakin is the proud owner of a PSP.
  • One of the clone troopers is named Commander Cody. Must be the helmet.
  • Someone in the audience clapped when Ob-Wan said "Only Sith deal only in absolutes" after Anakin's close paraphrase of Bush.
  • The Frankenstein scene with Darth Vader was a riot.
  • Yoda is a quitter.
  • Count Dooku is still a stupid name.
  • Why is General Grievous always coughing and wheezing? He's a robot!
  • Padme is shown crying at one point, apparently in response to something she couldn't have known about.
  • Jedi sure are fond of doing pointless somersaults in midair. Shoryuken!
  • Midichlorians. Pffft.
  • In general, the action sequences were exciting until they stopped being exciting. They went on pretty long.
  • "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
Trailers:
  • Batman Begins looks like it could be pretty cool.
  • Fantastic Four looks like it might not suck outright.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith looks stupid but possibly amusing.
  • War of the Worlds - Eh. Wasn't very compelling.
  • Stealth looks godawful. Short Circuit 3: This Time It's Personal!
  • The Pink Panther YES
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StClair: zoomcmdr_zoom on May 21st, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
Two reasons, both of them sort of outside continuity:

1. Mace Windu messed him up pretty bad when he was getting away with Palpatine. (CLONE WARS cartoon series)
2. George decided between the first draft of the character and the movie that he wanted him to be more of a "Vader mk 0" - fearsome but partially crippled.

Vader's a guy with a set of cyberlimbs and external life-support. Grievous was a full-conversion borg - mostly droid body with some remaining meaty bits inside. Mace did the job of cracking the shell and Obi-Wan finished the job.
Danielle Daileydanihana on May 20th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie yet, my fiance did though. The only reason I'd go though, is to see Wookies, Yoda, Anakin with a PSP, and Anakin getting his ass kicked because I hate him. Even when he was a child I hated him. His character just...it just...UGH. Words can't describe.
Wog of Westminstergrassynoel on May 20th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
What is a PSP?

PS G, I think you should have lj-cut your entry cos some of us non-fanboys haven't seen the movie yet :)
gwalla: king crimson fingergwalla on May 20th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
PSP is PlayStation Portable. Anakin doesn't actually have a PSP in the movie, but at one point he's holding a prop that looks suspiciously like one.

I didn't think any of those really counted as spoilers. :^ʃ