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03:17 am - Episode III: the Sith Steal $8.75 From Your Wallet, Ha Ha Ha

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[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: May 20th, 2005 - 07:48 pm
The dialogue was absolutely horrible, everyone in my theatre was laughing during the supposed v serious spots. Also, the emperor is the only one that was remotely good. My favorite part is Samuel L brings like 6 jedi with him to kill the emperor and the emperor toasts all of them in like 2 seconds. What lame jedi.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: May 20th, 2005 - 09:34 pm
"Anni, I love you more 'cause you're shmoopie!" "No Padme, I love you more 'cause you're shmoopie!" Yeah, ugh, wtf?

Re the jedi in Palpatine's chamber: OMG I'M SAYIN'. The worst was that the first one Palpatine killed DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO PARRY THE THRUST. And it wasn't even a surprise! He whipped out the saber SITTING AT HIS DESK ACROSS THE ROOM, DELIVERED A LINE OF DIALOGUE, THEN RAN ACROSS THE ROOM! And this "Jedi Master" just stood there with his own saber out and ignited and let Palpatine stab him! God I wanted to cry it was so awful.

All of the Jedi that got exterminated during the, well, Jedi extermination went down like total pussies too. Like ten guys with blasters took down the one dude with the big head, and a lot of them didn't even fight at ALL. It was horrid. If all it takes is ten grunts with blasters to take down a Jedi, then why do you even need to BOTHER taking down the Jedi, right?


From: lamfear
Date: May 21st, 2005 - 05:13 am
Ok to get really geeky:

There were sooo many moments in saber duals in that movie that didn't make sense. With a lightsaber all you need to do is [i]touch[/i] someone and they're dead. A jedi with a saber raised high above his head.. one flick of the wrist and he's gone. There were also a lot of moments when force push would have been convenient. But maybe he was out of mana :)

[User Picture] From: pennyem
Date: May 30th, 2005 - 09:43 am
During the Kenobi's fight with Grievous, I had that thought too: If the guy can make a half-ton doolybob fall from the ceiling to crush some bad guys using the force, why couldn't he pull the lightsaber from the guy's hand, or better yet, his robotic head off his shoulders?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: May 30th, 2005 - 11:08 am
My guess for that one is that Force users basically have a sort of bodily envelope that doesn't permit fine Force manipulation within that envelope - so for instance you could force push a jedi himself, but you couldn't (for an even better example than yours) force squish his heart within his ribcage, or do much in the way of trying to force pull a lightsaber out of his closed fist.

This would be pretty internally consistent with what we've seen in the movies - Vader force chokes NON force users, but not force users; ditto pulling items out of hands - he can pull a blaster out of Solo's hand but not a saber out of Luke's. This would also go a long way towards explaining why no non-Force user ever bothers trying to use a lightsaber for anything more serious than cutting open a taun-taun; not only are you limited by having to close to melee range to use the weapon effectively (and not having the Jedi reflexes or Force awareness to be able to effectively parry blaster bolts on the way in), but any true Jedi will just pull the sucker right out of your hand.

Or worse yet, a Sith lord would make you slice yourself open with it. Heh.

[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: May 21st, 2005 - 06:34 am
I think my favorite line has to be "But Anikin, Chancellor Palpatine is Evil."

Yeah, I thought taking down the Jedi was a little unrealistic but sort of wrote that one off to willing suspension of disbelief, but yeah, that was a major stretch.

Though I did think James Earl Jones did a good job sounding like Anikin when he's first in the suit.

Oh and was it just me or did Natalie Portman (who we know can act) totally suck in this movie? Actually, Padme's character has totally sucked in the last 2 movies. She was actually decent and independent in the first movie, but has totally subjugated herself to Ani? Lame. Maybe it's just because Ani was so lame.

All in all it made me have respect for Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as actors, because clearly, Lucas can't direct and that explains why Mark Hamil came off so whiny in the original movies and why Samuel L and Natalie Portman come off horrible in this movie.

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