I read yet another review of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith today, this time by Mark Steyn. It was accurate if not a little too easy for Steyn. Anyone can write a poor review of the Star Wars prequels. The fact that Lucas screwed them up beyond repair is as obvious as the sun is bright. Pointing it out as if no one saw it borders on gratuitous cruelty. It does not prove how smart you are.
In fact, Steyn says that his friends wept with laughter during the movie. Can I be skeptical of the great Mark Steyn? Parts of that movie were defiantly deserving of scorn. The kind of open mockery that Steyn claims to have witnessed however would have landed his friends in a hospital. I wonder how much they would like Star Wars after having a plastic light-saber surgically removed from their rectum. Not that I would participate in something like that. I'm just saying, its the one thing Steyn exagerated in his otherwise passable review. The shows I saw had a colourful audience. Too much even for me.
I am a Star Wars fan. I always have been, and I always will be. Not the sort to dress up. Not even at Halloween. That is a level of geek I laugh at myself, along with the Avatards and gay Trekkie uniforms. I just like the universe.
So Revenge of The Sith was a bad movie. So what? I'm over it. It also has the best space action sequence in all of movie history. Can you name a film that had a better space battle than Revenge of The Sith? No. Its the best.
I give this movie half a star and five out of five exploding spaceships. Exploding spaceships really make the great movie for me. In fact this movie was more of an extended cut-scene to some really great video games.
So go ahead, bash the prequels like its some extraordinary feat of intelligence. The common poor review doesn't even come close to the critical examination only real fans could give. We Star Wars fans hate the prequels as much as we love them. When Lucas dies we'll set things right Until then there are plenty of other distractions like Halo or Eve to keep us entertained.