Monday, May 30, 2005

The Force Is With It

Purdy good. That's my verdict. I enjoyed much of the film and although it was fairly predictable (how could it not be? Everyone knew how it was going to end) it was still interesting to see the story play out. I'm assuming I'm revealing nothing in saying that Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader? Good - because he does. If you didn't know this... well... then I don't know what to tell you. You should have been paying attention during the other FIVE films. That said, it was cool to see exactly how he makes the transformation into Darth Vader. And even though I knew it would happen, I still found myself hoping that in the end, the character of Anakin Skywalker bit it and that some other plot twist ocurred. I mention this largely because I didn't like Hayden Christiansen or his supposed acting skills... In fact, in retrospect I kept thinking of the Anakin character as "Hayden Christiansen portraying Anakin Skywalker" as opposed to just "Anakin Skywalker." Not a good sign. But the rest of the acting was sound for the most part and it was worth the $7.50 even for the special effects. T'was a bit long as well, but really I don't know what you could have cut out. So go see it and make sure not to drink too much beforehand - otherwise you'll be in a very uncomfortable space for the last half hour. And I can tell you right now, if I had a screaming urge to go to the bathroom near the end - this film would have been unbearable. Just when you think it's going to end, it doesn't thereby making you focus on the fact that you have to go to the bathroom and that makes it even worse but you can't get up because you might miss something good and besides you'll piss off the people sitting next to you that you'll have to walk by in order to get to the aisle and everyone will notice and... whew.... just do yourself a favor - avoid liquids. So although this isn't a full review - and I have no plans to write one quite frankly... I will say it's nothing stellar, but worthwhile. Enjoy


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