Fandango got my money already. I've got my 12:01am tickets for Wednesday night!
Be prepared for many preachings and cheers from the Left.
It's a frickin' space opera...Buck Rogers with better graphics. Lucas is laughing a wookie laugh while the bucks roll in.
I'm an Original Trilogy fan. Have been since 1983. My attic
is full of collectible toys and I have a lightsaber autographed by Mark Hamill. I've loved most things about the Galaxy Far, Far Away for a long time, and I was an adult in '83, so this isn't some 'my childhood memories have been ruined' thing.
I'm not going to see ROTS. I didn't see AOTC.
Lucas lost me at TPM. That was sad. 20 years, unlimited funds and technology and we got that.
I should envy those of you who anticipate this film and who will enjoy it, but I don't.
You should envy me- because I remember when SW was a 'modern myth', and aspired to be more than a 'kiddie movie'.
Lucas can tell whatever story he likes, the way he likes- but the Prequel films will never be incorporated into 'my' Star Wars.
It's part of the culture now- deeply personal- and it hasn't belonged just to Lucas in a long time. Whatever he set out to make- it has passed into modern myth in a way. He can ruin it for some by making it a stupid commercial for toys, but not for everyone.
What he's done is serve up a Star Wars buffet.
I'll pass the creamed cauliflower and liver( the PT) and go for the good stuff,( the OT). Bon appetit!
CUT from Cannes Film Festival:
Cannes film festival (May 11-kick off), star wars raises questions of U.S. imperialism http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/13776.html
DAVID GERMAIN | Associated Press
May 15, 2005
Cannes audiences made blunt comparisons between "Revenge of the Sith" _ the story of Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side and the rise of an emperor through warmongering _ to President Bush's war on terrorism and the invasion of Iraq.
Two lines from the movie especially resonated:
"This is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause," bemoans Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) as the galactic Senate cheers dictator-in-waiting Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) while he announces a crusade against the Jedi.
"If you're not with me, then you're my enemy," Hayden Christensen's Anakin _ soon to become villain Darth Vader _ tells former mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). The line echoes Bush's international ultimatum after the Sept. 11 attacks, "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
"When he says, 'If you're not with me, then you're my enemy," it's a flagrant reference to Bush," said 22-year-old Thomas Tiez, a French student who saw the film at Cannes. "That can't be a coincidence."
"That quote is almost a perfect citation of Bush," said Liam Engle, a 23-year-old French-American aspiring filmmaker. "Plus, you've got a politician trying to increase his power to wage a phony war."
Though the plot was written years ago, "The anti-Bush diatribe is clearly there," Engle said.
The film opens Wednesday in parts of Europe and Thursday in the United States and many other countries.
It should. RotK sucked big time. I actually nodded off during the cheesy, unneccessary last hour. Awful.
How many more screens, how much more promotion, and how much more expensive was the film?
People had to rent out theaters to get some of them to even book Passion of the Christ. I don't think anyone had to bend a theater owner's arm to get him to book Star Wars 6.
Most of the 3am-6am showings here were empty I am told.