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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Lucas, Shakespeare you are not

Saw Sith on Sunday.

One sentence summary: if you aren't a fan of the franchise, stay away. Despite what some claim, this movie does not vindicate the last two. It's definately the best of the three, but it's crippled by all the stupidity that comes before it. At the beginning of the movie, I thought it might turn out better than Jedi did, but by the end it certainly didn't. ROTJ was just overly hokey in places, ROTS is just plain dumb in places. Lucas is asking way too much suspension from his audience here, and if you aren't a loyal follower in the House of Skywalker, you probably won't comply. Four out of five from my movie party didn't.

Note to Lucas: You aren't Shakespeare, and you never will be. You are the idea guy, but when it comes to implementation you're just barely average. Let other people run with your universe, because they will do a better job. I enjoyed Clone Wars on Cartoon Network way more than this movie.

The short of the long of it people, is that watching an arrogant selfish bastard go from being somewhat reckless to over-top psychotic evil is not really the stuff of myth. Save your money, there will be better science fiction this year to waste it on.

1 comment:

Brinstar said...

All true.