First: Trieste, can we hijack this thread to talk about Star Wars
in general rather than just Revenge of the Sith
? If you let us, I'll do things
Second: Be careful about professing your love for Star Wars
too strongly, ladies. Women who genuinely like Star Wars
are rare and highly sought-after in the dork community. Talk about it too much and you risk a PM inbox filled to the brim with marriage proposals. From me.
Having said that...
I haven't seen Revenge of the Sith
yet. I might be going next week. I hope so. We'll see. I've read spoilers galore, but I haven't been keeping up, and thus I'm curious about whether or not two things were addressed in the final cut:Was Count Dooku fleshed out at all?
wanted him to be Anakin's "father." I'm a huge fan of Christopher Lee (you know which Christopher Lee I mean: direct descendent of Charlemagne, World War II commando, center of the movie universe as measured by the six degrees of Kevin Bacon), and... well, that's it! What more do I need to say? He's Christopher Lee, dammit! He's awesome! I don't think I'll get what I want to see, though, will I?Was General Grievous actually a cybernetic Sebulba?
Let's look at the facts:
(1) General Grievous can fight Jedi though he’s not a "Force user." Sebulba could race in a competition that humans couldn't because he was so totally sweet. Humans can be Jedi.
(2) In the cartoon Clone Wars
, General Grievous can fight with his feet. It was totally sweet. Wouldn't Sebulba be able to fight with his feet?
(3) Well, their eyes really, really
look the same (totally sweet, of course). And the shape of General Grievous's helmet is kind of... Sebulba-esque.
I guess I won't get what I want here, either, though. Right?
Whatever the case, thanks for the many observations already posted. Very cool; I love to hear people's opinions on Star Wars. :)
What I'd love to see is another movie bridging the 20 or so years between episode III and IV.
How do you feel about the upcoming TV show? I'm... hopeful.
In Return of the Jedi, Luke asks Leia, "Do you remember your mother? Your real mother?" and Leia goes on to describe her. How can she remember if Amidala died at childbirth? Jedi can do amazing things, but remember all the way to her birth? The other answer would be, of course, that she never knew that the Lady Organa wasn't actually her mother, but I can't picture that when you take it among all the other revelations she gets in that scene in Jedi. A niggling detail, really, but sometimes the details make the story, or they bug you.
I was hoping they'd officially clear this up, too; I'm sorry to hear they didn't. I guess the unofficial explanation is that Leia is closer to their mother and Luke is closer to their father. (I imagine everybody here already knows that, though.) Did they reveal which of the twins was born first, may I ask?
The only thing that I mind was Obi sitting a bit gay in the jedi council
And so a million slash shippers rush off for pencils and paper...
I also loved Darth Sidious, "I'm defeated.. I'm weak.. please.. don't kill me", speech
I'm an Original Trilogy guy. I actually don't dislike The Phantom Menace
or Attack of the Clones
; I don't think they're Star Wars
or The Empire Strikes Back
or Return of the Jedi
quality, but I enjoy them. I don't really get into the Expanded Universe... a few things, but very few. That said, though, I think the greatest thing about the prequels is how icy cool
Palpatine suddenly became; ten years ago, he was an oogidy-boogidy-bad-boy, but now he's the real deal. I was very pleased to see him grow.
That Luke needs establish new kind jedis.
This is one of the most intriguing parts of the whole series to me. Again, I don't dig the Expanded Universe, and I know there's a lot of stuff in there that contradicts my interpretations of the six movies, but I've always felt (despite Lucas's own statements
) that the Unifying Force was going to be either introduced or restored to the Galaxy; that the Sith weren't simply a "cancer," but a Jungian shadow that the Jedi had developed as they became arrogant and detached from the true nature of the Force. I love the scene in Return of the Jedi
in which Luke calmly chokes the Gamorrean guards... he's using a Dark Side power (and, indeed the very one that killed his own mother), but he knows
when to use it, how to control his anger rather than let it control him, and thus he's fine.
By the way, Trieste, are you a Twi'lek fan? ^_^