GSF Posted May 21, 2005 Share Posted May 21, 2005 OK, I know a lot of you Star Wars guys are really high on Ep. III, but if you ask me, Lucas shot the pooch on this one even worse than he did in the first 2. I also don't believe that this will be the last Star Wars movie, so maybe Spielberg can rescue the series. A few points on how Lucas blew it: 1. My biggest problem with this movie was Lucas spent 2.5 movies encouraging kids to be rooting for Annakin, and then all of the sudden he's slaughtering children. The transition from good to evil was way too easy and made no sense. As someone said in the other thread, 1 minute he's screaming "what have I done", and the next minute he's killing kids. How are young people suposed to process this? Darth Vader toys have filled the shelves at the toy stores for months (my kids have the helmut and the light sabre), and I don't think kids were prepared for what they saw. I would be ok with it if kids had a chance to see Vader redeem himself later in another movie, but ending the entire series (supposedly) this way was just poor taste IMO. I guess Lucas is hoping that parents will run out and buy the DVDs from the first 3 episodes so that kids can see how it finally ends. 2. Suspense. This movie had none. Remember in the first movies the sense of dread that was created in knowing that there was no hiding from Vader? The light saber battle between Luke and Vader on the cloud city when Luke could hear Vader but not see him, or when Luke had to face Vader in the cave on Yoda's planet. How about the scene where they fell in the trash compactor in Ep. I. These were highly suspenseful, edge of your seat type scenes. The sequels were filled with those kinds of scenes, but that type of suspense was never really achieved in the prequels. 3. The fight scenes. Sure the special effects were great, but most of the choreography was lousy. It was hard to see what was going on in most of the light saber battles b/c the cameras were too close, and Yoda's battle scenes looked too cartoonish, just like they did in Ep II. The only battle scene in any of the prequels on par with those from the sequels was the fight in the end of Ep I between Darth Maul and Obe one and Qui Gon. I actuall loved that scene and thought it was every bit as good as the battles from the sequels. The rest of the light saber battles from the prequels were very forgetable IMO. 4. The storyline. Someone explain to me how Padwe went from not showing to having a baby in what appeared to be a few weeks. Also, if Annakin has such strong Jedi powers, how was he so easily duped by the Sith? How was it that none of the Jedi sensed the Sith? I'm sure some of you more knowledgable star Wars fans can answer these questions, but to the semi casual fan like me, there was a lot of stuff that just didn't make much sense. Overall, I guess I somewhat enjoyed the movie. The effects were awesome, and it was cool to see how Vader was created. The movie did answer some questions, but for me it just wasn't that good. I don't see how any of you can put it up there with the originals. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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