« on: May 20, 2005, 11:52 AM »
My initial reaction is I liked it more than the last two movies. TPM was a crapfest and AOTC was just okay, but this one felt more like an OT movie. I liked the relationship between Obi Wan and Anakin during the first 3/4 of the movie. You can tell they respect each other and are like brothers, which was missing from AOTC. The only really cheesy part was the Franken Vader scene IMO. I would have liked to have seen Mon Mothma and more Chewie. There was still a ton of stuff crammed into this movie. I really felt sorry for Anakin. He was having a tough time deciding what to do, but managed to make the wrong choices anyway. He's the image of a tragic Greek hero. At least we know he redeems himself in the end. The betrayal of the Jedi was kind of hard to watch, too. I would have to agree with those who said this movie isn't for younger children. It was pretty dark.
Another problem with the prequels is that the OT is kind of spoiled for those who will be watching all 6 movies in their proper order. When Leia kisses Luke for good luck in ANH, it's creepy. When she kisses him in Echo Base, again, it's creepy. The whole "Luke, I am your father" thing is ruined. I don't know why I didn't think of all that until now. I guess I just feel kind of numb now that there are no more Star Wars movies to look forward to. Hopefully the TV series will be done like this last movie and the Clone Wars. At least we have that to look forward to.