Mean Gene Palpatine

That’s really what ROTS boils down to in a nutshell. Without this man, there would be no movie.

ROTS reminded me a LOT of ROTJ. An equal mix of the pathetically lame and the utterly cool. As in ROTJ, all the cool scenes were those which featured Mr. McDiarmid. All the lame scenes were…everything else. ROTS was infinitely better than the previous two prequels, but that isn’t saying much. It’s possible that I might like it better than Episode 4 (Star Wars). Blasphemy, I know, but Ep4 doesn’t have ANY Emporer in it. But, on the other hand, it does have young sexy Harrison Ford. So it’s a toss up.

ROTS COULD have moved us all to tears if Lucas had any sense of how to write scenes in which human being interact. But he fucking doesn’t. And he’s too arrogant to hire someone talented to do it. So we’re stuck with a shallow, rushed, hollow movie. With so many obvious questions: how could people NOT know that Padme and Ani were hooked up? Why didn’t anyone ASK Padme about her pregnancy way earlier?? These people are supposed to be FRIENDS, don’t they ever interact?!? That’s the sort of human quality that is too far below Lucas’ notice. If he had spent the past two films really telling this story, and giving us characters we could care about, ROTS would have been devastating. But instead it was more like, “Dang, he turned evil quick! Oh hey, movie’s over!” D’oh! And the editing! Was he on crack in the editing room? No scene lasted longer than 45 seconds, I swear! No wonder we couldn’t care what was going on! Nothing was given a chance to develop to any fullness.

Still, I didn’t hate it. I more-or-less liked it. But I SHOULD have been down on my knees weeping! Though NO ONE breathed when Vader took his first breath, so it must have worked on some level despite Lucas’ incomptence. It’s equal to ROTJ, and I look forward to watching it in the same way: skipping the lameness and going straight to the heart of the matter.

(And yeah, Obi-Wan and Evil Anakin are hawt! But together they still dont’ add up to one Harrison Ford with those shiny boots and that low-slung blaster and that swagger and…damn.)

3 Responses to “IAN MCDIARMID OWNS YOU!!!”

  1. LOUP Says:

    Yeah I left feeling kind of empty. It saddened me that no one (but me) in the theater reacted when Ani got the Vader mask. And for all of the whining and bitching the breeders did about Ani killing off the Younglings I was REALLY disappointed in that whole scene.

    Oh yeah evil Anakin … hot hot hot!

    P.S. LK got the Elvis DVD done WITHOUT commercials so you don’t have to FFWD!! I’ll drop your books and E in the mail on Monday. = )

  2. serhaex Says:

    Still haven’t see it, and proud of it. I may even go to see Batman before this movie. :)

  3. whistler Says:

    I haven’t seen it either. Might go this week. Maybe.

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