Sunday, May 22, 2005

Mmmmm, that's good Sith


Cartoon courtesy of Slate.com

I can't believe that I forgot to tell this lil' anecdote: During my freshman year of college, I convinced my best friend that Barry White was the voice of Darth Vader. If that were indeed true, the Empire would've been totally sexified.

Well, I saw Episode III on Friday. Surprisingly, there was only one guy with a lightsaber in the theater. I agree with others in that this movie is definitely the best of the three prequels (it still can't touch Empire, though). A few thoughts (minor SPOILERS):


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-Nice to see R2D2 kick so much ass.
-I thought that Anakin's crossover to the Dark Side to be a bit too quick. He seemed to put as much thought into that monumental choice as deciding between soup and salad. My friend's theory is that once Anakin sliced off Mace Windu's hand he realized that there was no turning back. Eh, I guess I can buy that.
-George Lucas definitely has a fetish for cutting off appendages. I wonder if that's how he gets his jollies.
-So that's why it happens: Anakin becomes evil for a fine piece of tail.
-My favorite part? Three words: James. Earl. Jones.

13 comments:

Kate said...

Artoo was hilarious in the beginning with all those things he was pulling out of himself!

My friend thought the same thing as you about Anakin's mental transformation: He could have at least thought about becoming evil for 2 minutes or so before going all psycho. I think I thought the same as your friend, after he killed Windu, there just was no going back and it was either become evil or die at the hands of the Jedis.

The killing of the kids (younglings); I can see Lucas going, "See! He's become evil! He's killing kiddies now!" (and the footage of him strangling a puppy must have wound up on the cutting room floor.)

She also thought they were a bit speedy in putting the Vader suit on Anakin after he burned to a crisp. And that gave me the shivers as well. At least rub some Vaseline or aloe vera on the inside or something first! Yech! :P

Yoda selling Viagra is scary.

It's too weird now watching ANH...hearing this big booming black guy voice and still imagining it coming from this whiny white kid on the inside.

Great great movie though!

spydrz said...

Remember "Martin the Martian?"

Heh heh heh...

Shamrock said...

Hey, when are you going to let that die! I did not fully believe you when you told me that Martin Scorsese had relented, after many years of people mispronouncing his name "score-zese", to be called "score-say-zee." Well, maybe I did believe you, but not for long. Besides you are part of the Entertainment Triumbret (Capt. Backfire, KPMD, and you) and I always defer to your expertise.

spydrz said...

Triumvirate?

Micah said...

Kate - I also thought that about the Vader suit. At least get the guy cleaned up a little! Thanks - now I can't get the picture of Vader taking out Pet Smart out of my mind.

shamrock - I'll never let it go because it is just that damn funny.

spydrz - you know spelling was never his strong point. that'd be asking for porn on AOL.

Shamrock said...

Spydrz...How long have you known me?...I cannot spell, speak, or write. It is amazing that I was able to graduate college and go to medical school, albeit a fake one.

Captain Backfire said...

Forget graduating. Forget med school. I'm still wondering how exactly you were able to convince a real, honest-to-God woman to marry you.

That's a head-scratcher for you.

Micah said...

Zing!

KPMD said...

I'm still wondering that myself, CB. Every day, I wonder...

The Law Fairy said...

Conspicuously missing from the "favorite moments" list: "Hold me, Anakin. Hold me like you did by the lake on Naboo."

I think I heard Shakespeare screaming in agony off in the distance.

Dialogue aside, I LOVED the movie. Already saw it twice :)

Micah said...

That line was bad, but this exchange was groan inducing:

"You're so beautiful."
"It's only because I'm so in love."
"No - it's because I'm in love with you."
"So love has blinded you."


WTF?!

GMadrid said...

Excellent Post. You are right on with the R2D2 stuff. Though I hated that Padme died of a broken heart. Kind of cheesy. Even a Child Birth death would have been better. Keep up the good work.

Micah said...

At least Neo didn't come in and bring her back to life. Thanks for compliment.