Saturday, May 28, 2005
Went to see the Revenge of the Sith today: I finally gave in and figured that I might as well contribute to the Lucasfilm Corp.'s bottom line. Lot of excitement and POW action. The opening battle above Coruscant is a beauty. Two things made the movie great for me, first was Natalie Portman acting her little heart out with a mediocore script, second was all sorts of visual clues that referenced Episode 4: A New Hope. Such as Anakin's and Obiwan's fighters in the opening battle have control interfaces identical to the TIE fighters of Epi 4, and the Organa family starship being the one from the beginning sequences of Epi 4. I also loved the action sequences with the wookies on Kashyykk and Chewbacca's appearance. I was disappointed with the whole Anakin conversion scene. I realize a lot of the conversion stuff was supposed to be weighing on Anakin's mind and he was being fed a line of bull by Palpatine, but essentially he get P.O. at Mace Windu for being un-Jedi-like (Windu wants to skewer Palpatine and Ana says "No, that is not the Jedi way") then swears allegiance to Sidious/Palpatine and the Dark Side moments later. HUH???? First he want to be a proper Jedi then he jumps onto the Sith bandwagon with both feet??? huh??? what??
Episode III Easter Eggs Starwars.com has a nice summary of some of the little gems in Episode 3:ROTS. Did you catch the appearance of the Millenium Falcon?