May 19, 2005

Revenge of the Sith Quick Take

Much better than the first two prequels. Yes, it’s full of great action, but Lucas finally has a prequel in which you can connect with the emotions of the characters. More later, maybe.

Posted by James at May 19, 2005 8:49 AM
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Important question:

How many shadows did people have on Tatooine??

Posted by: J. Sandstormer at May 19, 2005 2:28 PM

You know, the suns always seem to be pretty close together, and I don't know if you really can tell. There aren't a lot of scenes on Tatooine.

Posted by: James at May 19, 2005 2:40 PM

Now if this was a movie called "Revenge of the Smiths," I'd go see it.

Posted by: Patti M. at May 19, 2005 4:36 PM

How was the dialog?

Posted by: briwei at May 19, 2005 4:49 PM

I'll bet the dialog is a lost cause, but I'm curious if Yoda's height got standardized at some point, because throughout ep. 2 it seemed like he was a little taller in some scenes than in others.

Posted by: Julie at May 19, 2005 5:10 PM

The dialog was generally a loss, but there wasn't so much of it. There was a lot of action. And the best dialog was Sith dialog, which is probably why Anakin turned to the dark side. They rushed some key moments, but that was probably better than having to listen to Anakin and Padme pretending to have ever spoken any more intimately than two awkward eighth graders at a school dance. I really question Anakin's paternity here.

J. Sandstormer -- I paid particular attention to the shadows for you, and although it's hard to tell (you'll see why, for me it was a groaner but it might make you well up -- be sure to have a bucket to catch your tears) -- there was only one shadow. The director did better on this one.

Posted by: Maggie at May 19, 2005 5:28 PM

The dialogue was just as poor as it always has been. But there was less of it, and especially less of the sappy dialogue form the previous film.

I failed to mention: this movie is not for children.

Posted by: James at May 19, 2005 5:30 PM

I was watching the shadows two and there was only one. But Lucas always dodges that responsiblity by filming when the Tattooine suns are in the same part of the sky. Cheater.

Posted by: Mike at May 19, 2005 10:43 PM

There's a sunset in ep. 4 and I think another in ep. 1 where you'd think the lengthened shadows would make it more apparent. Oh well. My theory is that the Hutts rounded up all the second shadows and sold them.

Posted by: Julie at May 20, 2005 9:41 AM

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