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Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Revenge of The Low Expectations

Though I haven't seen it yet, I'm injesting all manner of discussions about Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. John Scalzi offers a great subjective-objective review followed by great duscussion while Kevin Smith might have some fiscal/career motivations behind his glowing review. (He's likely to helm some aspects of the upcoming Star Wars TV series.) My friend Dr. Heimlich retitled the film using a simple anagram of "Sith," so you can imagine his feelings. (When my friend Scott bothers to write a review, I'll add it to this post. No pressure, Scott.)

(And, yes, when I bother to see this, which might be when it's quickly ported to DVD, I'll offer up one big fat review.)

As I wrote above, the comments attached to Scalzi's post are as good as the post itself. Here is a quote from poster Jeff Zugale:
I just can't take it seriously enough to get offended at its flaws too much.
Perhaps that's all that needs to be said about the Star Wars franchise. The trouble is that the franchise was deadly serious for an entire film and part of two films before Phantom and Clones were released. All the canonical-until-Lucas-says-no books that filled the Star Wars fanboy's cravings during the "franchise drought" were fairly serious as well.


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