Thursday, May 19, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

Ok, so it's finally out! I thought it was a great movie. I actually liked it better than A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. The Empire Strikes Back is still the best, but this movie rocked!

The only thing that bothered me had nothing to do with the movie itself... it was the sound in the theater. It didn't sound like the volume was up enough. It was really noticeable at the classic beginning scene, the Star Wars opening title and fanfare. Apparently, Ron tells me that they just recalibrated the speakers in the theater, yet he too felt that the sound was off. Perhaps there was something physically wrong with the copy they had.

This movie was a great change from the other two prequels. It was everything I've been waiting for, dark!!! It was great to finally see the battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan, the Emperor and Yoda, the annihilation of the Jedi, etc... I wish I could see it again later today, but I have to work!

I read The Revenge of the Sith book when it came out last month (spoilers don't bother me). The nice thing about the book is that you get a great deal of insight into what each character is feeling and thinking. The reactions they have to certain events that occur are much more meaningful and colorful in the book. The story that the book told was better than the movie; however, I must say that this movie is quite visually appealing (if only the audio could have been there as well!)

Anyhow, I'm overjoyed to have seen the final episode... the one that finally ties the Star Wars universe together. I also find it sad that it is now over. It's the end of an era. It seems that everything has just happened so quickly. I'm still looking forward to other movies this year: Fantastic Four and The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe.

Oh yeah! Anakin is a real hottie!


lgl said...

I dont think he is hot. =[

Siren said...

I fell asleep in this movie. I don't think I missed much in that hour!

Frank said...

The movie felt a bit rushed! You had to have missed something! When did you fall asleep and when did you wake up? I'll tell you if you missed something!

Anonymous said...

I fell asleep after the first half hour, and then I woke up when Anakin was telling Mace that Palpatine was a Sith lord

Frank said...

Ah... so woke up to see one of the best parts of the movie! I love that entire scene!

"I can feel your anger. It gives you focus!"