I saw the movie last night. <br>I hated the first two. I gritted my teeth every time Hayden was on screen. <br><br>As far as Jarjar and droid humor, only a rare few enjoyed that. <br><br>So it was with sub-low expectations that I went to see Sith last night. <br>I'm happy to say, I was far from disappointed. I don't know what happened; maybe Lucas finally pulled his head out of his butt, maybe they hired real writers, maybe they were shamed by the quality of the Lord of the Rings, but for what ever the reason, this movie was so much better.<br><br>Hayden is still an emotionaly wet blanket until the end of the movie, when he really gets in to it. But that's the only place where the movie is weak.<br><br>There's a real story in this movie. I enjoyed the action, though the bluring lightsaber action on close shots made it hard to follow some of the fight scenes. The opening scene is great and took me back to the run on the Deathstar. <br><br>This movie gets darker as it goes on. You get a real sense of growing unease and you know bad things are coming. Skywalkers motivation to turn to the dark side is realistic, I just wish he'd have played it off with more depth. <br><br>I've heard a number of people comment about the mass of CGI flying crafts, but it didn't detract from the movie, for me. I easily bought in to the world being so crowed that buildings towered so high that you rarely, if ever, saw the ground, and this enviroment was packed with a large population.<br>As far as the clones, my only question is how can you tell who you're talking to? <br>'Commander?'<br>'No sir, he's over there.' (pointing to a group of clones)<br>'Which one?'<br>'Uh...'<br><br>I wish there were some more space battles, but I like good eye candy. Speaking of which, this movie does not shy away from violence. Death and maiming by lightsaber is not pretty. Skywalkers end made me wince.<br><br>Lucas got this one right. Now that it's done, he can go back and fiddle with re-re-re-re-editing the first three.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>but I like good eye candy<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>That would be the "talented" Twi'lek?<br><br>Truth is a 3 edged sword.
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My guess on the clones issue is the markings on the armor- at least, that's how they distinguish the action figures...<br><br>Glad ya liked it- although most people wouldn't know what the hell was going on with Grievous (coughing) if they didn't see that last episode of 'Clone Wars' on Cartoon Network...<br><br><br>Back in Black...
That really took me by surprise. I'm looking at this droid coughing and thingking, what the heck is that about? Are they trying to make these things more life like?<br><br>I never saw the animated series.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> although most people wouldn't know what the hell was going on with Grievous (coughing) if they didn't see that last episode of 'Clone Wars' on Cartoon Network<p><hr></blockquote><p>My one friend said "Cool, General Grievous has smokers cough. That's more bad-ass than 4 lighsabers".<br><br>I really enjoyed the clone wars cartoons.<br><br>
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Grievous is more of an alien/droid hybird. <br><br>In the cartoons, as Grievous is getting away after kidnapping the Chancellor, Mace Windu crushes part of his abdomen with the Force- I assume the makers of the cartoon knew this characteristic (the coughing and wheezing) about Grievous before the movie was released, and decided to insert a little backstory explaining it...<br><br>Do yourself a favor and go watch those cartoons!!! <br><br>Back in Black...
Leave it to someone else to bother explaining something that Lucas does. If you missed The Clone Wars, by all means, see it. It's the best part of the "prequels". And done much better than any of the movies. It shows you how powerful the Jedi truly are (which is sorely lacking in the movies). I'm thinking that all the Jedi death scenes should have been as good as Mace's death scene. These guy's are gods among men... a few piddly Stormtroopers shouldn't be able to take them out.<br><br>
There were around 40 - 5 minute shorts from Cartoon Network. The DVD kicks arse. I have volume 1. Volume 2 isn't out yet. They're really good. They were all on the Saturday before the premiere of Episode III. 3 hours of beer and Star Wars goodness.<br><br>
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