Friday, May 20, 2005
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
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So Star Wars Episode III wasn't as bad as some are saying. I was still captivated with the special effects, the mystique of the force, the ships and cities, etc. Basically it was great.
The only bad moments I could pick out were:
- Overt partisan tones hinting towards today's political landscape. It made you want to shout out 'George Lucas, STFU!!!!' Politics does not belong in Star Wars.
- Storm Troopers are well trained and can hold their own in this episode, yet in episodes 4-6 they can't hit the side of a barn during shoot-outs and space battles. Someone must have urinated in the clone batch just before Luke and Han came around.
- Anikan gives into the Dark Side way too easily. He could have at least said 'No' once, or hinted at not wanting to turn bad. He gave no resistance. Must have been because the Emperor asked him 'Pretty Please!'
- Finally, the light saber that Obie Won took from Anikan after their final battle (when Anikan was left for dead) was purple/blue, yet that same light saber is green when it appears in Episode IV. No, I'm not that much of a geek... I just overheard some geeks talking about it.
posted by El Capitan at 7:36 AM
There have been some geek speculation that the Storm Troopers in episodes 4-6 were not all clones. That may be why there is a variance in their 'capabilities'....11:32 AM