Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars Epsiode 3 - the film that didn't suck.

Laer at the Paramount just after seeing Star Wars 3. See, it wasn't that bad.

Laer and I, both having the day off, saw the noon showing of star wars episode 3. I have had my reservations of going. Mostly due to thinking it would suck big time. Let's face it episode one and two are all over the place and do you actually remember what happened in episode two? Not the most memorable piece of work. The reviews that I've read state the opposite. "Fans love the film.", "The best one yet.", "Sithly Irresistible", "Star wars finale earns 16.5 Million at midnight showing",etc, etc.

Overall the film did not suck. However it was a far cry from Empire or even Return of the Jedi (the version with the ewoks singing the yub yub song). Empire was a far better movie for the following reasons...

- memorable music - imperial march
- memorable lines ("and I thought they smelt bad on the outside")
- good composition and lighting (Peter Suschitzky)
- Frank Oz controlling a puppet version of Yoda
- and most important, a good story (Yea for Lawrence Kasdan)

As a star wars fan I would have to say the movie was okay. Maybe better then episodes 1 and 2 but not as great as 4, 5 and 6. Episode 3 does make a great demo reel for ILM though. You have to hand it to George. There's not a lot of people that can make a movie without one of the major hollywood studios backing them.

So now that Star Wars is over and done with let's cattle prod George into making Indy 4.

1 comment:

Zee said...

Star Wars 7,8,9 can now be made. Or better yet, George Lucas can re-make 4,5 and 6 with the current actors. Imagine Hayden Christenson as Darth all throughout, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan...the effects will be so much better than the originals!