Monday, February 16, 2009

Star Wars and me

I gotta tell you, I was a little skeptical at first. I hadn't watched the entire Star Wars double-trilogy (is there a term for 6 movies in a series??) since ever, actually, and so this weekend when I decided to take on the task I didn't really know what to expect. I always remember liking the original trilogy, but then I also remember falling asleep in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace at the movie theatre... not a good sign. So last weekend when I caught the end of Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, I was totally hooked, loved it, and just had to watch the rest of the story. So this weekend I put in Episode 6: Return of the Jedi. I thought it was fine, and that's when I was worried!! Do I actually like Star Wars?!?! Growing up, the Ewok/Jabba episode was my fave! And this time I was left with a ho-hum kinda feeling. Okay, okay... I thought it might be a good idea if I started from the very beginning... get the whole story, not just the end of it... so that's what I did. And let me tell you, by the end of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, I was in tears. What a SAD story!! And what a MARVELOUS set up to the Episode 4: A New Hope and the beginning of Episode 5. WOW. Turns out, I do love Star Wars. Revenge of the Sith restored my faith in it all. What a powerful movie! Is there a worse bad guy than Darth Sidious/Senator Palpatine?! NO! Holy crap, that dude is evil. And smart. Convincing the senate to give him control of the Galactic Republic while secretly orchestrating an attack against the Republic, creating a war and having both entities destroy themselves, with HIMSELF coming out on top of a newly formed Empire, AND killing everyone who stood in his way along with almost every chance they could possibly have at redeeming themselves! SO crazy. And can you believe what Anakin did in a stupid attempt to save Padme?! It was just a power hungry excuse! And then he lost it ALL. Padme died of a broken heart cause crazy powerful Anakin was seduced by the dark side/aka Palpatine... he was so cunning! And can we mention Yoda and Obi-Won, the lone Jedi survivors after that scene where the clones and Jedi's are fighting against the robot army bad guys, and Palpatine tells the clones (who are on the Jedi's side) to KILL ALL the Jedi's! Crazy! And SAD. Tears, people. All I can say is bravo, Star Wars, bra-vo.


Britt said...

Joe wont acknowledge that the latest 3 movies were ever made, so I will never get to watch them :) But I do like the older ones!!

Nancy said...

Does this mean that LucasFilms is back on the radar?

Courtney and Matt said...

You are such a sci-fi lover - the biggest one I've ever known who is a girl! Actually take that back - you are THE biggest sci-fi lover that I've ever had the privilege of knowing!! And i love you anyway...=)

I don't think I have ever been able to follow the story as well as you explained it. I think I spend half the movie tuned out - I mean that 1st one with that big alien with the big dog ears and the high annoying voice, and the kid and all the desert racing?? Bo-ring

shelbybelby said...

Star Wars = Boring

There are so many GOOD movies out there with GREAT acting, and NO puppets.