Thursday, 19 May 2005

Revenge Once More: A Second Sith Viewing

Just watched Revenge of the Sith again a couple of hours ago, thanks to the lovely Miss Inn (and I REALLY mean lovely. :P ) who managed to get me and Erna tickets to the premiere show at KLCC.

I have to say that watching ROTS a second time really helped me see much more clearly exactly how good and how bad ROTS really is. Like I told Erna on the way out, the movie doesn't have a middle ground. It has lots of high points, and loads of bad points, but there is no middle ground.

More observations made during the second viewing. Ok, it's a SORT OF review, but don't worry, no spoilers here.
  • Most of the high points come when there is no talking, only the buzz and clashes of lightsabers (which there a quite a number of); while most of the low points come when there is actually someone TALKING. Go figure.
  • It says a lot about the acting and the script when a dustbin-shaped astromech droid and a pointy-eared, little green CGI friend can emote better than the real-life actors themselves.
  • The lightsaber battles look better the second time around.
  • The dialogue seems worst the second time around.
  • Ian McDiarmid is the best actor in the movie. Besides R2-D2, of course.
  • Besides Yoda, Mace Windu, Anakin and Obi-Wan, the rest of the Jedi are real wusses.
  • I wonder how much they paid Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) for the 2 seconds she appeared on-screen as Queen of Naboo.
  • I still can't find the Millenium Falcon!
  • Damn, there's gonna be a hell of a lot of action figures made from THIS movie. A Mrs Organa and baby action figure anyone?
  • That final scene! That final scene! Whoaaaa! I wanna watch the original trilogy again!
Ok, enough gushing. Off to sleep... Tomorrow, I shall RIIISE... (hmmmm sounds fun.)

Eyeris' Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith viewing counter: 2 times (and counting)

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