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Where George Lucas screwed up

So yeah, I saw Star Wars III and I cannot seen to figure out where some of the die hard fans are coming from saying this is the greatest movie since Empire Strikes Back. First of all, sure, the special effects were nice, especially the lava battle, but there's more to life than special effects kids. I mean Fifth Element was loaded with effects and completely sucked ass.

My main problem was with something I'm sure Lucas never even thought of. Future SW fans will be watching these movies 1-2-3-4-5-6, rather than the way all of us watched them, 4-5-6-1-2-3. So in part three we see Anakin Skywalker kneeling before Palpatine, vowing to be his right hand man, and being renamed Darth Vader. Those future generations will see this in part three, then see the 'revelation' in part five that Darth Vader is Luke's dad and think 'well duh.' This huge shock that makes the original trilogy so compelling is blown completely, along with the part six revelation that Luke has a twin sister.

Meanwhile Chewy's cameo was completely forced, and besides, wasn't he a mighty warrior, (Jabba calls him 'the mighty Chewbacca) yet his role in the battle is to stand there, then give Yoda a piggyback ride.

And another thing, I never again want to hear James Earl Jones melodramatically yell 'Nooooooooooo.' If you ask me, Vader, once the meanest badass movie villian there ever was, is kind of a pussy in this one.

So after that I went home and watched 'Shaun of the Dead' which just arrived via netflix and that is one rocking movie. From the record collection scene to the mother who doesn't want to be a bother, it was a rollicking good time.

Another movie I saw recently is 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.' Now, I am a fan of the book increasingly inacurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy of books (all five of them). I liked this movie, I honestly did, and felt the jokes went over well. My only problem is this. . .ARTHUR DOES NOT HOOK UP WITH TRILLIAN!!!!! He hooks up with Fenchurch and later has a kid with Trillian when sperm donation becomes a way of upgrading from coach to first class. But hey, I guess the filmmakers didn't want the only romance to be between Trillian and Zaphod or Marvin and a shotgun.

Now if the ending to the upcoming film 'War of the Worlds' is not true to the book THAT will really piss me off, because that is one of the best out-of-nowhere endings in literary history.


comments (1) 05-26-2005

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crashnet:
Man, they going to hose up WotW as bad as Star Wars and HGTTG ! You know this... why try to think otherwise?

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