Okay, fine - it's an outer nerd too. Sheesh, tough crowd.
If not for tomorrow's exam (the last exam, praise god, allah, buddah, and whomever else you choose), I would probably geek out and try to catch a midnight showing of Revenge of the Sith (please, you don't need a link to know what that is).
I borrowed the second installment and started watching it the other night. I gave up with an hour to go - though I'll finish it before I catch Sith. Yawn - BORING. Dude, Lucas, man, what's up with that? The film confirmed by instict on Lucas - and to a certain extent - Spielberg, but that's another post: young, hotshots made better films when they were poor, unproven, and had to be more creative in both presentation and storytelling. Once Star Wars provided Lucas with boatloads of cash - he was free to over produce the holy hell out of our beloved stories. He's too light-saber happy for his - and our - own good.
Watching Episode II, I couldn't help be scratch my head and wonder if the dialogue in the first 3 films was as stilted. Lucas should be fined for forcing Natalie Portman to turn in such a crappy performance. I. wonder. if. the. script. had. periods. between. each. word. so. she. knew. to. slow. it. down.
The Chronicle review of Sith implies that it's more of the same - though does have slightly more weight in the story department. It's a great piece and deserves a read even if you'll be protesting Sith like my roommate. I can keep each trilogy separate - the beauty of the first 3 aren't tainted by the latter 3s' failure. To think of what might have been, though . . . .
If nothing else, this definitely calls for a long day spent watching Episodes IV - VI (and I'll be damned if I'll ever refer to the first one - yeah, I said first - as "A New Hope." Dorks.)
Lastly, in honor of the big premiere - a link to Triumph's visits the ''Star Wars'' Nerds from a few years back. I swear to you it is the funniest thing you will see all week, if not all month (well, not you Capitol readers who are gearing up for budget fights and working on press conferences - but this will be a close second).