Revenge of George Lucas

Episode III, Revenge of the Sith: Actually I really enjoyed it. I turned my brain off for a few hours and went along for the ride. However, Hayden Christiansen was dismal. The fall of Anakin was totally unconvincing, his reasons for becoming a Sith were just not believable. Maybe George Lucas could have made more of the fun aspects of being a dark jedi and being feared by trillions of life forms. The idea of crushing insolent subordinates, building doomsday weapons, and exploding disobedient planets, has a certain appeal.

As I commented at DPF’s blog, It makes no sense whatever that Anakin turned to the dark side because of a few bad dreams. A better plot device would have been to make the Jedi Council kill Padme, (or appear to do so). And for a Jedi he sure acted like a retard, little better than the other ‘wise’ Jedi. It’s hard to suspend disbelief when faced with a plot of utter stupidity.

An even better plot device would have been to have Anakin’s arms pulled off by a Wookiee and his roasted corpse eaten by Jawas. Then Vader’s identity could be a real plot twist: eg Jar-Jar turns to the Dark Side. Hah.

Other reviews around the Web:
Slashdot
ChristianityToday
Metcalph
Kuro5hin.

And now for some memorable quotes:
(from the movies, hat-tip to ‘dim‘)

Darth Vader: Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Han Solo: Not a bad bit of rescuing, huh? You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.
Princess Leia: That doesn’t sound too hard.

Obi-Wan: Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

from the DarthSide blog:

Vader: “Whose trachea do you have to crush with your mind to get a little service around here?”

Palpatine: “Chin up, Lord Vader,” my master continued. “The Empire will strike back, and that pitiful pocket of anarchists will be stamped out forever.”
Vader: “But master, in my son they may have a new hope for the return of the Jedi.”

Admiral Piett: “Have you tried one of these Ewoks, m’lord?” he asked, offering me a crisp kebab. “Delectable!”

Boba Fett: “Well, I’m off to the wop-wops,” said Boba Fett genially as he stood beside me in the carbon freeze chamber. He was looking forward to his reward from the Hutts. “Crash hot kai they have on Tatooine,” he said with relish. I had no idea what he was talking about so I just nodded.

Good on ya Boba mate.

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