I’m not a big Star Wars fan (Doctor Who is enough already!) but obviously I had to see Revenge of the Sith sometime. I’ve learnt not to treat the prequels too seriously and so it was enjoyable if not earth-shattering – Lucas still struggles with dialogue, Hayden Christensen still
can’t act is a fine actor able to portray annoyance, impatience and anger often in the same scene and the whole thing ended exactly as you knew it would because it had to tie in with ‘A New Hope’.
But you’ve still got to see it if you hadn’t already, if only for the scene when Darth Vader puts on his mask for the first time. It’s culture – it’s Star Wars.
The Jedi still profoundly annoy me because they place themselves as the guardians of democracy, but resemble an aristocratic social club for the gifted. They happen to be good guys, but that’s just a coincidence, and could easily be Sith instead. And I bet no one would have cried fowl if Yoda had been granted ’emergency powers’ because he’s green, and we all know green = nature = good.
I also have to side with the Guardian – the use of the word ‘younglings’ is annoying. Stop it. They’re not ‘younglings’, they’re weak Jedis who got slaughtered by a guy with a scar in a cloak. Who, by the way, they outnumbered about 20 to 1. I thought they were supposed to be in intensive training? It would have made a surprise ending at least – Darth Vader defeated by kid Jedis who used the power of the happy slap.
Oh, and the scene transitions also get on my nerves! It’s like watching Windows Movie Maker in action…
Well Jason finally got his way – this is a 100% Star Wars post. Apart from this last bit: due to recent spamming, all comments will be forced into a moderation queue while I’m away over the next few days.
Enjoy the Desperate Housewives double bill finale – tonight at 10pm on 4!