Monday, May 16, 2005

Getting excited.


If you haven't heard, Star Wars Episode III will be playing in a theatre near you on May 19th. If you are in the minority that hasn't heard about this premiere, I think you should sign up for jury duty. You know, they're always looking for good hearted individuals that are cut off from society. They make the best jurors, right? "Michael Jackson's molesting kids? Wait, who's Michael Jackson?" "Consider the job of juror, yours."

In any case, unlike most, I actually liked Episode I and II. I mean, c'mon, the acting wasn't very good in the first three star wars flicks. Was the acting that bad in Episode I and II, by comparison? I think most saw the first three movies long ago and built them up into more than they are. In that case, such people are bound to be disappointed by the more recent additions to the saga. Take another look at the first three installations. They're fabulous movies, but aren't the religious experience most people remember them as.

As for me, I'm excited about Episode III. For those of you haters out there, I offer you the lame Darth Tater toy, pictured above. I'm hoping you'll swallow the dangerously small light saber he's wielding -- a definite choking hazard.

21 Comments:

Anonymous FNPhd said...

It wasn't the acting that was memorable. It was the dialog and the delivery.

"Always let the wookie win."

Those subtle parts of the directing have fallen by the wayside in recent years.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Mentally Challenged said...

"May the farce be with you" Darth.

What I have learned from you in the last several day is incredible. Thanks!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Lucas Fan said...

I did not see Episode II. I hated Espisode I.

But, Revenge of the Sith makes it all worthwhile. Yes, I already saw it and it was fabulous (well, except for some of Hayden's acting--but even that didn't ruin the movie).

It's well worth it. I'm going again opening night. Ah....Star Wars. Enjoy!!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be checking in. Concerning this post - I can tell you I think I'm the only person on the planet who has never seen a Star Wars movie. Honestly. Really. How's that for sheltered?

2:18 PM  
Blogger RT said...

I can see now that I'm going to have to sit down and watch these Star Wars movies. I saw the first one (?) when I was a kid, and as I recall it was pretty good, but it's just been so long ago...

Hey Vavoom, are you going to make fun of us that haven't seen The Godfather yet, also? :p

4:41 PM  
Blogger Rattie said...

I'm sooo looking forward to it! Despite the fact I may get my ass kicked by my friends.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vavoom,
How do I sign up for jury duty?? :)

7:31 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

I've recently viewed episodes 4, 5, and 6. Then I went back to see episodes 1 and 2. To me it feels like there is something in the later movies that makes me feel like they've missed the mark. I'll still watch episode 3, but it'll be a rental for me. Glad someone is looking forward to it though.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

For those of you that didn't like the first two, what was missing. anonymous mentioned the lack of well timed banter. What else was missing. Read: In no way am I defending the movie -- I just want to know what I didn't pick up on in the first 3.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Gilad Amitai said...

I can not wait till the next one. I too liked episode I and II, but I have to say that it in no way added up to the first three made.

8:44 PM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

I'm not a fan enough to dress up in stormtrooper gear or read all the books (ok, I read some.) But, I can't wait to see the film. I know that some people had their issues with this part of the trilogy but I think that is going to happen when you have something iconic to compare it to.

10:00 PM  
Blogger SheaNC said...

Star Wars? What's that?

8^)

11:25 PM  
Blogger Raine said...

Haha, I'm definitely a hater--that is, of the first 2 in the second trilogy, or something like that.

There was so much to hate in Ep I & II that I don't know where to begin.

How do I get that Darth Tater toy?

12:03 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I don't remember the first two episodes! Go me? I don't intend on watching the third until I see the first two. Think that'll ever happen? Chances are slim to none. Juror? Count me in!

Speakin of which, not too long ago I was telling a friend, "I wanna do jury duty, that sounds fun!" You know, working for the law probably means I won't get to because, well, "conflict of interest." I "know" stuff. Anyhow, I get a letter from District court not but three, maybe four weeks later telling me I have to report for jury duty. But it's when I'm on vacation! BOO! They were nice and changed the date. Okay, I'm done talking about something completely off the topic.

2:13 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Okay, Epi I I liked and Epi II was good the second time I watched it because by then I knew to ignore Hayden's acting. I will be going to see #3 on the 20th...my roommate got me tickets ofr my birthday. Unfortunately I can't seem to find my Leia costume...

8:28 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Heh. I'm watching the first show tomorrow midnight. Can't wait. You know, that Darth Tater toy is sold out everywhere over here? It's so cute :)

10:46 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I love Star Wars.. All of them and I can't wait to go see #3. I was going to take the day off from work on Thursday, but I am waiting until this weekedend to go instead. I have to go and buy Darth Tater, it is so cool!!!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous tomw said...

Watch it, I will. Vavoom, you have to do some research on "Media and the military." It's not what it appears on the surface.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

tomw: Military and the media, hmmm... comment on thc's blog and let's get it on! I'm challenging you!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

Don't tell anyone- but I never saw the original trilogy. I wasn't allowed to watch tv, eat white sugar or white flour, or do anything else normal kids did. SO- I guess I'll watch them in their intended order.

10:30 PM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

Btw... if any of you haven't caught it, the animated series Clone Wars (that has been airing on Cartoon Network) fills in a lot of the gaps between Episode II and III. Part of it has been released on DVD and hopefully you'll be able to see all of it.

11:30 PM  

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