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May 29th, 2005
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The post you've been dying to read... Ros's take on... The Revenge of the Sith!!!!
Drumroll, please!

And the answer to the question you've all been waiting for... will she like it or won't she... is....






*meh*

(damn, was THAT ever anticlimactic! *L*!)

Not much to say, but I'll put it behind an lj-cut, to avoid spoilers:


Glad they did show Anakin and Obi-Wan working together as a team, having fun (so to speak) and getting along with each other. The series so needed that; otherwise, who would have cared if Anakin "went to the dark side" or not, really? I think the Anakin character really did work best here, and I'm glad to see there was some resistance to going over; in the second movie, there seemed to be very little appreciation of the Jedi principles in his actions. Here, at least, he seems to respect them, and I really did feel how torn he was about what the right thing to do was. Looking back on the movie, I really liked the character-driven parts, and, as somebody has already said, Ewan McGregor did a TERRIFIC job of channeling Alec Guinness, right down to the twinkle in his eye and his devilish humor. *sigh* And the outfits for Ewan and Anakin were wonderful. They both looked great. I didn't even mind Padme! And at least she got to make an intelligent remark with her "And so democracy dies in thunderous applause". And R2-D2 was cute. And I was glad to finally understand the physical transformation into Darth Vader, as well as the emotional transformation. The horrendous things Anakin had to do - especially the cold-blooded killing of innocent children - sealed his fate emotionally, while the lava turned him into a completely new physical being.

Heck, looking back on it, I sound pretty happy with it, don't I? So you might be surprised to know that, half an hour into the movie, I was soooo tempted to leave, out of sheer boredom. Over and over again I had to fight the urge to leave - because I was just not emotionally invested in the movie. But I didn't want to have to waste the time to go and try to see it again, so I made myself stay.

You know, I think LOTR may have ruined me for other movies - *L*! I mean... I just didn't care about these people, and all I could think about was just how much more I cared about the hobbits! But maybe all is not lost. After all, I loved the previews shown beforehand; they really made my fangirl blood quicken. I mean... NARNIA!!! God, it looks so perfect; I can hardly believe it! And the Batman movie actually looks very interesting. I'm blanking out on the other one that looked good. But "Narnia", especially, makes me think that it was just that this Star Wars movie felt too much like beating a dead horse. If it wasn't for Ewan McGregor in these movies... I just wouldn't care. Ewan - I salute you! You, and you alone, keep the spirit of Star Wars alive for me. Once again, I fell in love with Obi-Wan. *sigh* *S*

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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
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"not all that inspired"... that was me exactly. It was more of a "fill in the holes in the story" exercise for me, if you know what I mean. But it IS worth seeing. The beginning and the end make it worthwhile. *S*
From:honeyfitz
Date:May 29th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
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I still don't think I'll be going to see it but it's interesting to read everyone's thoughts on it. My brief affair with Star Wars lasted a few months, and that was largely encouraged by my ex, who was and always has been an uberfan, who went to see Episode IV on opening day. I came away from the whole experience with a fondness for the original trilogy but with a cynical feeling towards the prequels - Empire will always be my fave.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Same here, except "A New Hope" will always be my favorite. *S* More humor, and a real nod to the old serial movies (just as Indiana Jones was). I kept being reminded of that by the - what are they called? - the transitions betweens scenes in the new one, where he often used the old "wipe" or the one where the scene closes down in a circle. *G* Very cheesy! *L*!
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From:anonypooh
Date:May 29th, 2005 10:08 am (UTC)
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guess what - I haven't watched any of them! - So it all means nothing to me :)

well technically I went to watch the very first one in the cinema but I fell asleep.

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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
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*G* Did you never see the original one (now called "A New Hope")? I think you'd like that one. Very self-contained and fun! More humor, better characters - just a nice little tribute to the old serial movies... like, no surprise, Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you liked Raiders, you'd like the original Star Wars. *S* It's the one I fell in love with.
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From:anonypooh
Date:May 29th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
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yep that's the one I fell asleep in I guess
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
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NOooooo!!!! With cute ole Harrison? Shame on you! *L*!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
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p.s. And, hey - having Harrison Ford in it doesn't hurt! Whooooot! *L*!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
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p.p.s. And Alec Guinness - Whooooooooooooooot!
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From:quiet_moments
Date:May 29th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean abotu LOTR spoiling us. I think I enjoyed ROTS more than you did, but still it cannot hold a cnadle to the original trilogy, much less to the LOTR films. For me, FOTR is my idea of a perfect film. And ROTK, while it had a lot of CGI and special effects, was about the characters and the story. The prequels for SW just have not had that. ROTS was the closest they came, which is not saying much.

Ewan really did give the best performance in ROTS. I loved him before, but I do even moreso now. Wonderful actor. And not too shabby on the eyes. ;)

Narnia looks AWESOME! That book was the first one I ever read, and I have loved it ever since. When I heard they were making a film, I admit I was very concerned. Probably much the way fans of the LOTR books felt upon hearing about those movies. But when I saw that trailer, it made me feel so much better about the whole thing. I really do look forward to seeing it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I was one of the very concerned LOTR fans... who was SURE that Pete Jackson would MURDER the books... *L*! Shows how wrong a person can be.

And I felt the same way as you did with the trailer for Narnia... I gave a huge sigh of relief when I saw it.
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From:tsaress
Date:May 29th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
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so many people go on about LOTR being they childhood books well the Narnia onesare mine and I'm going to just die if they mess it up. I was so upset when I went to sith and narnia trailer was not on it like everyone elsehad seen it already. I've only seenit on my computer.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
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I love your icon! I hope you see the trailer soon... but really, it comes across just as well on the computer. *S*
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From:zanne68
Date:May 29th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
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(damn, was THAT ever anticlimactic! *L*!)

Tough to avoid that when we all know how Anakin turns out. ;) I thought it was a pretty entertaining movie. Good enough that I'll probably go see it again(at least so I can see it from a non-vertigo-inducing seat). I liked the way Anakin's transformation came about as well. I guess I never thought about him becoming Vader before he was in the black suit and helmet. Interesting to see him realize he'd crossed the line and there was no going back.

I think a big difference with LOTR is that we had the time to get to know the characters in between action sequences. ROTS is pretty much action, action, action, action.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 29th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
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I know... maybe I should grab the book and read it. I hear they did a decent job on this one. I mean, one of the problems is that you don't really know enough to understand how the Sith and Jedi came about - which would help!
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