Saturday, June 04, 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


So yeah, there was this trailer for The Fantastic Four which looked really good.

The Fantastic Four also makes an appearance as a comic-book series in Ang Lee’s film The Ice Storm, if anyone’s interested.

As for the movie that we went to see... erm. How do I put this delicately? Acting which makes you want to see Shattered Glass (to remind you that Christensen can actually do the job), Moulin Rouge and Black Hawk Down (to remind you likewise about Mc Gregor). Scripting which makes you want to see American Beauty (to reconstitute your brain).

The only things in this movie which got me awake or sitting up in expectation were: the opening music, the corruption of the Senate as setpiece, Yoda fighting the Sith Lord, and Obi-Wan yelling at Anakin/Vader as he sizzles near the end. Think of any movie that’s been universally panned. This is the same quality, and the only reason people are reviewing it well is because of the special effects and Star Wars franchise.

And postscript for the ever-sensitive Giles: taking into account all the above, it was certainly watchable, just like they all are.

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