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reading reviews...

I think I'm glad I saw Sith alone.  Sure, it sucked, but it didn't get that feedback loop of "doesn't this suck?" "yeah, it sure sucks" going, to make it terribly obvious it sucked during the showing.

I would have liked to see an Episode III that would allow someone to watch the series in order.  As it is, it is absolutely imperative for any newcomer to see IV, V, and VI before I, II, and III.  Period.


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May. 23rd, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
The only problem my mob had was one of us having to squelch her hilarity at all the big dramatic moments(TM).

and of course, "Destroy the ring, Frodo!"
May. 23rd, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes. Hilarious as that is, it would have been inappropriate in a full-price theatre with digital everything. That is more approrpriate for when the movie hits LSC.
May. 23rd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
It was whispered. I couldn't help myself. I've been thinking it for weeks based on the ads and anakin's Frodo makeup.
May. 23rd, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
also, I'm not certain about them having to go in 4-6 then 1-3 order. I'm just not sure. I have a victim who's only seen ep4, and only last week when someone said "OHMYGODYOUHAVETOSEETHEM" and if he shows up to my mob, I'll subject him to the six in order and we'll find out.
May. 23rd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Heh, well, too late for me. I am still going to see them in order.
May. 23rd, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
This is the first negative review I've heard from friends. I don't think any of the reviews have been raving, but now I don't feel like I have to see the movie NOW. I do think I will want to see it on a big screen, with theater quality sound, and not just wait for NetFlix, but it can wait a week or two, at least.
May. 23rd, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
I mostly thought it was a good movie, until I started talking with friends about how it fit into the whole movie arc, what it did to the revelations in Episode IV and V, and what kinds of general problems there were in the plot.

In the theatre I had lots of fun, and for that to occur I really had to not think about things too hard.

It may be too late for you, merely by having read a review of this type. :-/
May. 24th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
Yeah... I saw it with a horde, and before the credits were over the horde was busy clamoring all over itself about what parts were worse than which, and I realized I wasn't really interested in doing that so I wandered out into the lobby... where I had a brief exchange with one of my hordemates in which I said "I thought Yoda was done really well" and that quickly turned into muttering about how wooden all the live actors were... so I stopped talking about the movie.

Luckilly, the horde was large enough that it got to satisfy its communal criticism urges without my having to participate actively.

You might even say it had achieved critical mass.
May. 24th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
Oh. Is that what I missed whilst I was in the ladies room? Hunh.
May. 24th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
Brian and I just saw it.

It was better than the last two. And, honestly, I think it was probably just as good as the first (episode 4). Go back and think about it... Star Wars was not high art, and the main point of interest was that it wasn't something that had been done before (at least, not on that scale.)

It wasn't a great movie. But it wasn't a bad one, and if your reasons for seeing it were that you liked the original trilogy, you have no reason to be disappointed.
May. 29th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
The people behind me were discussing this, and they decided it would work with III, IV, V, VI. Why don't you think that would work?

(Although now I'm tempted to consider III, IV, & VI as a trilogy, but I'll have to see them again first to decide for sure.)

I enjoyed the movie.
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