|Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
||[May. 20th, 2005|03:00 am]
At length, you know the full story of my transformation.
I was let down by Lord Lucas. He fudged the ending of this important chapter.
He did tell it with accuracy . . . he did, however, fail me.
You know what happens when people fail me.
Consider the comments to be spoilers.
from Padme Loins*
"Luke . . . "
from Padme Loins*
"Leia . . . "
"(something unintelligible about hope) . . . aarrruurrk"
she says: "I know there is sill some good in..." which is what luke would say 25 years later
We went to see this film in a theatre where we figured we would get the best sound and projection.
I don't think it was a digital disc that we watched, and we sure as hell had shitty sound.
Plus . . . they skimped on the A/C. Every seat was taken . . . it was a greenhouse in there.
If it wasn't for my life-suit, I'd have been a goner.
2005-05-20 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Point #1: (respond to the third one . . . typos . . . sorry)
Did it not trouble you that a woman in probably her mid-thirties dies because of . . . a broken heart!?!
97-year-old widows and spouses die of such silly notions.
Maybe Padme died because she realized that I would spend the rest of my life hunting for her, only to finish choking the life out of her when I met her.
Maybe Padme died because she realized that health care for a single mother on the run probably is non-existant for shamed council royalty reduced to mistress of a Sith. Galactic Burger doesn't pay much in the Outer Rim.
Have you ever tried a Galactic Burger? Those things are reason enough for heart failure.
At long last, you realize that I am the central character of the story.
This wasn't a series of good versus evil . . . this was all about me!
You also know the weakness of my artisan, Lord Lucas.
He cannot tell a romantic tale.
Before my family jewels were burnt to a cinder on the surface of Mustafar, I not only cared deeply for my darling Padme, but I also came deeply!
Why, then, were the crucial moments in our brief moments of joy . . . treated so cheaply?
The dialogue for our most cherished moments . . . blasphemy!
You and me both wrankled our faces, as well as quite a few others . . .
Who is my father?
Can you tell me?
I've been waiting for Lord Lucas to make it abundantly clear.
Perhaps the conversation between Darth Sidious and me about the un-natural powers of the Dark Side will help clarify.
Quite possibly, Darth Sidious is my father.
Could he have met my mother at some point and willed Midi-chlorians into my womb?
Technically men don't have wombs. The womb belongs to your mother.
I have seen the last 3 chapters of this story, so there can't be spoilers.
Just joking around ;)
I really want to get this one lady that Heidi and I know to watch 'em all in marathon-style, 1-6.
She's never watched any of 'em.
The wonder of this new trilogy is that is shows things from a different angle. See we always assumed the empire was evil and cruel, and the rebels were innocent and peace-loving. That one was inherently evil and one was inherently pure. Well this turns it al lgrey, gives it a new light.
On one side you have anakin and his side who wants to get peace, by use of an empirical system where decisions could be made faster and decisivly allowing the war to be over and ensure peace through force.
And Amadala who founds the rebellion along with Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, General Akbar etc. based on the ideals of democracy and negotiations to acheive peace.
You could see the Empire simply as the result of a war weary people who grew arrogant at their own might, tryign to crush opposition to stop the fighting. Kill a few rebels today, ensure peace for a millenia.
And the Rebels. They are just old fashioned, uptight old men who were on the losing end of a discarded senate. They are like democratic senators pretty much. A minority with virtually no power. It's a common statement in the trilogy is: a certain point of view.
Look at the original ones again, and you wonder who really is wrong. The Sith aren't evil creatures, just a different sect of the same religion. They are passionate jedis, its like protestants and Catholics, except they never fight each other. DOH! The Reformation. DOH! The IRA. DOH! Notre Dame vs Airforce.
And honestly that denomination fit Anakin much better as he was power hungry, arrogant, selfish, etc. Plus, it multiplied his power, which is what fed his arrogance and whatnot.
They fought and the Siths went for playing politics while the Jedi played peace protector. Sacrifice a few meaningless aprentices to orchestrate a war that would allow you political power. Then converted a Jedi to his cult and let him kill the Jedi. They just had the rug swept out from underneathe them.
Star Wars Episode III, got rid of the black and white and gave the story color. I'm out.
2005-05-20 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Let me defend it some...
Are you accusing me of being a 'racist?'
Just because I stopped Mace Windu from choking my best friend (and possible father) Darth Sidious . . . doesn't mean that my black helmet and cape are synonymous with a Klan hood!
I have always been open-minded! I have dispatched of the lives of countless beings from all over the Galaxy!
My Lightsaber knows no race. It cuts like a knife without discrimination.
Don't you mean Notre Dame vs. BYU?
The Rebel scum not only made nano-particles of one . . . but two Death Stars. I think they are more than uptight folks on the losing end of a discarded Senate.
My wife did not start the rebellion! She was the birth mother of my son and daughter, but she died before she had a say in anything!
Granted, the film shows an angle not yet persued by Lord Lucas in the later installments, but I'm not in dispute of the merit of the body of work. This series, by far, beats The Matrix and Lord of the Rings, no matter how poorly-treated our love story.
I was SO shocked.
Anakin went to the dark side! OMG. lol.
I liked how palpatine became disfigured.
Was he played by the same guy that was in Return of the jedi??
Just curious. I liked him. General Grevious was cool too.