Posted by: rusch | May 20, 2005

Behold; Star Wars

Why George, has it taken you two awful movies and hundreds of millions of dollars to finally regain the magic that is Star Wars? That is the only question that I propose after having just watched Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

I was skeptical about the final chapter of the Star Wars saga, but from the opening scene it became apparent that all my doubts would be satisfied with this film. In a way, the whole series had been taken down a few notches with the release of the other prequels. Phantom Menace was horrible. There was not a minute of it that I really liked, and after having watched it in my basement almost immediately following my mission, I was glad that I had obeyed the mission rules and not gone to the film like a few Elders that I knew.

Attack of the Clones was better, but it seemed like a caricature of the first three films. All of the digital effects were a bit much for me to take, and there was another kid, not annoying like the brat in Phantom, but it seemed that Lucas was desperatly trying to appeal to a very young audience which is not always a good thing.

What I liked about the First trilogy were not the fuzzy Ewoks, or other things that might be considered cute, but the laser beams, and space ships.

By the end of the film I was pleased that it was not as bad Phantom Menace but left the theatre wanting. I still was of the opinion that nothing could top The Empire Strikes Back, or any of the movies from the first trilogy.

But as I stated earlier, the non-stop twisting turning plot and amazing special effects made this movie worth the second mortgage it costs to attend the cinema these days. I can, with confidence say that this is Star Wars.


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