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Initial ROTS Reviews Hit the Internet

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the i-sense-something-a-presence-i-haven't-felt-since dept.

Star Wars Prequels 475

Trunks writes "The first reviews of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith have started to trickle onto the Net. Reviews are posted at ComingSoon.net, Ain't It Cool News, Variety, and there are three separate reviews at TheForce.net. The current issue of Time magazine has a review as well. The reviews have all been positive so far, and the consensus appears to be that this is the best film of the prequels and it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two."

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revenge of the.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452088)

Sith lord Sith lord!

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452094)

ooooooooooh yeah

No it won't (5, Funny)

jbeaupre (752124) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452098)

I'll still be unsatisfied with the first two.

Re:No it won't (5, Funny)

euxneks (516538) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452295)

I agree, I think Lucas should remake the first two. ;P

Re:No it won't (4, Funny)

vivin (671928) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452301)

The reviews have all been positive so far, and the consensus appears to be that this is the best film of the prequels and it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two

Oh boy! Oh boy! Does this mean we get to see Jar-Jar Binks die in a horrible way? Will he be killed by Anakin? Personally, it would make my day if I heard Jar Jar say something like this:

"Ahhhh!!! Mee-sa skins-a burning! AAHHHH!!!"

Re:No it won't (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452539)

Parent is dead-on.

Frankly, I was so offended by the first 2 that I couldn't give a fuck about episode 3 either way.

Saw 1 at the cinema and waited for episode 2 to hit DVD, don't think I'll ever be exchanging money to see a Star Wars film again.

Re:No it won't (2, Interesting)

sunnydayjj (398448) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452556)

Why is this modded as funny? That was exactly my reaction when I read "...it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two."

How does a decent third movie make up for the crap that was the first two movies. If George Lucas only had enough content for one prequel he should have only made one prequel. Force fitting this prequel nonsense into a trilogy just to squeeze more dollars out of the fans has made me no longer a fan...

FP BITCH (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452101)

may the force be with j00! muahahahaha

Re:FP BITCH (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452133)

attack of the clones!

About friggin time! (5, Funny)

CptTripps (196901) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452106)

I've been waiting for a "real" Star-Wars for years....let's hope this one works.

Bonus poiints if there is a scene where Anakin kills Jar-Jar.

Re:About friggin time! (1)

Holi (250190) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452385)

Actually better yet,
Obi-Wan kills Jar-Jar.

Re:About friggin time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452490)

Better yet - her highness sleeps with Jar-Jar.

I'm a nerd.... just not THAT bad! (1, Flamebait)

topper24hours (853597) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452396)

I like Jar Jar! The "my tubung is nubung" line when he shocks the bejeesus his tongue in Ep1 was possibly the best in the film! I imagine the real-life equivalent of Simpsons "comic-book guy" when I hear ppl bash Jar Jar and talking about the "purity" of Star Wars. It is a silly premised Sci-Fi ppl! (NOTE: the Fi stands for Fiction!). At any rate... the c3p0 humor from the old ones was lame IMO. "dry robotic voice - "oh no, r2 I'm so worried about our survival". THAT passed for humor?!?! Lighten up ppl! Jar Jar was funny and you know it... I wish Lucas wasn't such a pussy and would've given him more screen time in 2 and 3 for the "non-freaky" just standard nerds.

Best film of the prequels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452107)

Talk about shooting for the stars!

Bittorrent (5, Funny)

Jemima's Witness (861035) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452126)

Yeah but I can't even find the bittorrent yet.

Re:Bittorrent (5, Insightful)

MrAnnoyanceToYou (654053) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452347)

Of all the movies which should never be released on BitTorrent, StarWars III is the one that leads the pack.

This would prove once and for all to 'the powers that be' on a legal level that P2p CAN lose money for people. Especially considering the lack of tanking reviews, if this movie fails or is even disappointing for ANY reason econommically, there is 0 chance that if there is a torrent out there it will not get blamed.

From what I've seen, the pre-teen crowd might be not going to this movie, which could hurt its success. The question is whether this loss is enough. But really, if this movie fails and there's a torrent out there, there will be a witch hunt. Lucas might not even do it. In fact, I can't see him doing it, seeing as he's not that much of a luddite. But really, the WORST thing I can think of happening to Digital Copyright Stuff is this movie getting leaked.

Re:Bittorrent (5, Funny)

Knara (9377) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452478)

A Star Wars movie that isn't a blatant financial success? Where have you been the last 20 years?

Sir, we've analyzed the bittorrent scene and there is a danger, we have your legal team standing by?

- Litigate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances!

Re:Bittorrent (4, Funny)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452503)

Oh, so sad for you. :P

I'm not going to mind going and seeing it in the theater. Biggest issue I see with going to the theater is sharing a space with drooling geeks. That place is going to stink of B.O. like crazy!

Re:Bittorrent (2, Insightful)

HAKdragon (193605) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452571)

My biggest issue with going to the theater is seeing 20 minutes of advertisements before the previews begin after paying $8 per ticket.

the force is strong with this one (-1, Troll)

selectspec (74651) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452128)

I feel something... a presense I haven't felt since...

Re:the force is strong with this one (1)

fshalor (133678) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452221)

it's jarjar!

But seriously: This should be good. I didn't have many expectations for the first two. I knew there was a vaperous past.

And I had one major disapointment. Boba Fett was a guy named Jaster Meril long before Lucas wrote him in as the "son" of the template for the first clone warriors.

That was an annoying. I mean. Those books were written and stamped down as the universe. Sure Lucas created it, but he also let them be published. It's like he said "I don't care about those authors" or something.

I understand why he popooed Calisto, I mean Luke and Mara were a definate match from the begining. Callsto was just dressing.

Dark...darker... darth.

Re:the force is strong with this one (1)

Golias (176380) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452372)

I feel something... a presense I haven't felt since...

Best MST3K moment in the entire run of the Star Wars movies.

Re-watching Star Wars on video with a crowd of friends, it got to that part and a friend of mine chimed in during the pregnant pause just after Vader says:

"a presense I haven't felt sense..."

"... Line?"

Comedy gold.

Bloodthirst (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452136)

It is the American mindset to desire blood from every corner. Lucas has tapped into something powerful. Maybe Bush's war of conquest can be averted at last.

Re:Bloodthirst (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452415)

It is the American mindset to desire blood from every corner.

s/American/human/

Poll? (5, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452137)


I will see RotS:
  • Been there, done that.
  • First showing.
  • First day.
  • First week.
  • First month.
  • Never.
  • I'll watch it at CowboyNeal's when he gets the DVD.

Even Spielberg chimed in [timeout.com] , while making a plug for his travesty of War of the Worlds.

"You'll cry at the end."

baaaawwwwlll! I want my money back!!

Re:Poll? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452416)

The first "missing poll option" troll will be: "downloading it now. Fsck the MPAA!"

Re:Poll? (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452455)

The first "missing poll option" troll will be: "downloading it now. Fsck the MPAA!"

Yeah, but the problem with so many of these is the heads of that guy and those two robots in the front row who never shut up.

Re:Poll? (1)

Anonymous Monkey (795756) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452612)

I'll see it when it hits the $3.00 theater near my house and I'm one of only a few going. That way I can heckel and it will be ok. Infact if I get the right show, hecklers are encourged. It's great fun, especly with a film you enjoy but don't take serously.

Satisfy? (5, Funny)

MudButt (853616) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452145)

...it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two.

No... Nothing can take the pain away...

Booey (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452146)

ba ba ba baba booey baba booey.

Looks great.. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452157)

But at this point, most of the slashdot crowd has their opinions engrained in their minds at this point. It may be the best of the prequels, but since it's "cool" to hate Star Wars, we'll see the usual posts shitting on Lucas.

But please, spare us the "Lucas raped my childhood" or "digital actors are the sux0rs" comments. We've seen them a million times and they still aren't clever. Come up with something new, please.

Re:Looks great.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452273)

OK...

Lucas violated my childhood, and real actors 0wnz joo.

Re:Looks great.. (4, Funny)

peterpi (585134) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452420)

Lucas is the sux0rs?
digital actors raped my childhood?

Re:Looks great.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452603)

bwwahaaahahahahaaaaa!!!

ROFL -- Revenge on the Floor Laughing!

Re:Looks great.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452426)

But please, spare us the "Lucas raped my childhood" or "digital actors are the sux0rs" comments. We've seen them a million times and they still aren't clever. Come up with something new, please.
Thank you for posting the "please stop posting X comments" comment. It's my duty to now post the "please stop posting the Y comment about people posting the X comments" comments.

I think we should just end this charade, and all get together for a game of Twister. I have root beer!

Re:Looks great.. (1)

stlhawkeye (868951) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452575)

But at this point, most of the slashdot crowd has their opinions engrained in their minds at this point. It may be the best of the prequels, but since it's "cool" to hate Star Wars, we'll see the usual posts shitting on Lucas.

Do you express similar disdain for those who shit on Microsoft or SCO? I don't hate Star Wars, but my opinion of George Lucas as a storyteller and filmmaker has undergone serious revision since about 1984. That has nothing to do with Slashdot groupthink.

But please, spare us the "Lucas raped my childhood" or "digital actors are the sux0rs" comments. We've seen them a million times and they still aren't clever. Come up with something new, please.

Why? It's clear that your views are just as ingrained as everybody else's, you've already decided on the source and cause of everybody else's opinion on this, so why bother debating it with you?

Re:Looks great.. (5, Insightful)

Golias (176380) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452589)

Something new? How about this:

The problem with the first two prequels was not the digital actors. The problem was the real ones.

Jar-jar may have grated on a lot of people, but at least it wasn't a dull, wooden performance by a performer who's obvioulsy capable of far better work.

Portman, Jackson, Neeson, McGregor, Stamp, and yes even Christiansen... all have proven in other films that they are perfectly capable actors, yet Lucas seems to have a unique ability as a director to take these extremely talented people and suck all signs of life and soul out of their performances. It's really quite remarkable.

Nails in the eyes (1)

adamplas (808919) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452161)

Anything, including having nails pounded into my eyes by a mildly irritated Chewbacca, could have been better than the first two. However, I shouldn't hold my breath - Lucas can fail us yet . . .

Dark matter and lightsabers (5, Funny)

Cirrocco (466158) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452171)

This is what I've been waiting for...two solid hours of lightsaber duels!

Because, let's face it, SW is really all about the lightsabers. You know you want one, and so do I.

Re:Dark matter and lightsabers (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452398)

I'd settle for a death star.

Re:Dark matter and lightsabers (4, Funny)

multiplexo (27356) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452515)

Because, let's face it, SW is really all about the lightsabers. You know you want one, and so do I.

I want and need one, but I'm afraid that the rest of you couldn't be trusted with one.

Re:Dark matter and lightsabers (1)

Gulthek (12570) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452572)

Watch the Clone Wars cartoons for the best lightsaber duels and battle scenes. General Grevious vs. Obi-Wan one-on-one? Bah, gimme Grevious taking out a dozen Jedi at once. Or the awesome battle between elite battle droids in the high speed train station. Or Mace Windu taking out a capital attack ship (and thousands of battle droids) single handedly. Just watch his force-fu.

Awesome.

Re:Dark matter and lightsabers (1)

Council (514577) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452592)

Hey, honestly:

I'm not interested in creating a new mythology to attach to the star wars of my childhood.

But lightsabers, man. Lightsabers are awesome, and I would be honestly happy if this movie just WAS two hours of lightsaber fights punctuated by occasional emotional scenes.

Lightsabers.

Best film of the prequels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452196)

...the consensus appears to be that this is the best film of the prequels...

But still not better than any of the originals right? At least we'll be able to accurately refer to "the crap trilogy" and "the good trilogy" without confusion.

Re:Best film of the prequels (1)

Ruprecht the Monkeyb (680597) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452316)

It could easily be better than 'Jedi'. Star Wars will always be #1, because even if you wanted to, you can't shake the nostalgia value. 'Empire' would be #2. 'Attack of the Clones' could have been #3 if it weren't for the painfully awkward scenes between Amidala and Skywalker.

Don't forget, 'Jedi' gave us Boba Fett going down like a bitch and Ewoks.

ROTS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452208)

ROTS? LoTR?

STFU! Do you have any idea how stupid you sound or how pathetic you look?

OMFG----GORGE LOUKAS ON TEH SPOKE!@!1 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452212)

RIP KLERCK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452310)

miss ya little buddy

So when will it be leaked to the net? (1, Redundant)

teshuvah (831969) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452230)

Seriously, where is the torrent already?

Torrent Link (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452481)

Torrent can be found here. [127.0.0.1] Already 517 seeds!

Re:Torrent Link (1)

thecardinal (854932) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452636)

Great link, I couldn't download it though ;)

I can't believe that people are wanting to download it already ... actually, I can. This is one torrent I'd definitely steer clear of though, its going to get the MPAA and all their minions chomping at the bit.

How can you not see it? (5, Insightful)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452249)

I, along with most of /. probably can't count the number of times that we've seen the original 3 Episodes of SWs. I also know I'm not alone in having watched the first two prequels. So now, after all that, how can we not see Episode III? Even if the reviews said it was more of a cross between Ishtar and Battlefield Earth than a SW flick, we'd all still go see it just to finish the series off. After that many hours of investment, no matter how bad it was, we would still have to see it- because not seeing it would still be worse than seeing a horrendously awful movie.

Re:How can you not see it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452464)

I can't count the number of times that I saw the first 3 Police Academies. I also know that I'm not alone in having watched the next 2. So now, after all that, how can we not see Police Academy 6 & Police Academy: Mission to Moscow? ... we'd all go sitll go see it just to finish the series off. After that many hours of investment, no matter how bad it was, we would still have to see it - because not seeing it would still be worse than seeing a horrendously awful movie.

Re: Fool you three times? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452605)

Did anybody else think a new Real Time Operating System was on the market?

ugh (2, Interesting)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452627)

I, along with most of /. probably can't count the number of times that we've seen the original 3 Episodes of SWs

You're right- I can't, because each time was less memorable than the first. Ever since I purposely watched it- probably over 10 years ago- the only times I've seen it have been when absolutely nothing else was on TV, and it was being re-run for the fiftieth time on the SciFi channel.

This'll get me marked as a troll by all the rabid SW fanboys (or the Space Fetishists) with mod points, but hell if I care. Believe it or not, not everyone thought Star Wars was more than just "a nice scifi film from the 70's".

But They Say That Every Time (5, Insightful)

vjmurphy (190266) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452258)

"the consensus appears to be that this is the best film of the prequels and it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two."

Every time one of these comes out, they say that it's better than the previous one. And each time, I'm sorely disappointed. This one will be no different, I suspect. The hype machine is in full spin mode.

Jedi Master: "This IS the film you are looking for."

Former Fan: Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me this time. Sure, you got me to see the Phantom Menace, and I regretted it. You coaxed me into seeing Attack of the Clones and I swore revenge. This time, NO WAY. My mind is too strong!

Re:But They Say That Every Time (1)

JWW (79176) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452483)

Every time one of these comes out, they say that it's better than the previous one.

But thats true. Episode II was way better than Episode I. Even within the movie, the last half of Episode II is a lot better than the first half.

So the movies have been getting better. And after the Clone Wars cartoon, I have my hopes up even more for this movie.

Face it. Lucas should have made just ONE prequel, he really didn't have story material for 3.

Re:But They Say That Every Time (2, Insightful)

stlhawkeye (868951) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452615)

Every time one of these comes out, they say that it's better than the previous one. And each time, I'm sorely disappointed. This one will be no different, I suspect. The hype machine is in full spin mode.

What the hell are you talking about? That's only happened once! There's been _ONE_ sequel to a prequel so far.

you know whats funny (1)

tont0r (868535) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452285)

despite everyone hating lucas because its fun and cool and despite people hating the first 2 prequals, everyone will go see these movie. you cant stop yourself. just the curiousity factor is enough to drag you in. and it would be even better if people stopped acting like lucas owes this to us. the whole 'lucas can still fail us' thing is BS. i think the people who made barbarshop failed us. even though the other movies havent been the most entertaining of films, on a technological side, they both made huge strides forward. i was never a starwars fan but ill defintely see the 3rd one. tont0r

Re:you know whats funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452345)

i wont bother with this lame movie just like i turned off the second lame movie half way through

Re:you know whats funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452508)

Wait, I hate Lucas because it's "fun and cool?" I thought it was because he's trying to ruin Star Wars. Not that you would know what I'm talking about being that you "never [was] a star wars [sic] fan." Please, you're comparing the Barbershop movies to Star Wars. Get the fuck out of here.

Re:you know whats funny (1)

tont0r (868535) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452633)

its his story. he isnt ruining someone elses work. saying he is 'trying to ruin starwars' is a thoughless statement. its his story. he isnt saying 'how can i really fuck people over'. if you dont like them, then dont watch and dont complain about them. but we all know you are still going to watch the third one so i suppose it doesnt really matter too much how much you hate him.

Dissapointed... (4, Funny)

Mr. Flibble (12943) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452291)

From TFA:

Yoda in a lot of action, more cool bad guys, and no Jar Jar (well, at least no Jar Jar dialogue)

You see, I searched through the TFA's and what is missing is very dissapointing:

Jar Jar dies in a hideous 5 min torture scene where Annie cuts him slowly into kebabs with his lightsaber.

That scene alone would have made the movie. Hopefully, someone will add it later.

Re:Dissapointed... (4, Insightful)

hanssprudel (323035) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452474)


Jar Jar dies in a hideous 5 min torture scene where Annie cuts him slowly into kebabs with his lightsaber.

That scene alone would have made the movie. Hopefully, someone will add it later.


Lucas couldn't kill Jar-jar, even if he wanted to. Even if he had intended, since the very introduction of the character, that he should be killed by Darth Vader, there is no way he could have done it now. Why? Because the audience would have applauded!

I can see it now - dramactic scene where Anakin draws his light saber and decapitates Jar-Jar with one single swipe. Obi-Wan screams "Nooooooooo" in ones of those Lucasesque I-would-not-know-emotion-if-it-hit-me-on-the-head pieces of dialogue. Dramatic camera cut to Jar-Jar's body. Meanwhile, the audience cheers and applauds.

Re:Dissapointed... (1)

pastpolls (585509) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452484)


That scene alone would have made the movie. Hopefully, someone will add it later.



Trust me, it will. It will be in a special edition box set, that comes out a year or two after the first full box set (which you will buy), and because it contains this scene and a poster, it will cost twice as much.

My first glance at the title of TFA... (3, Funny)

pg110404 (836120) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452304)

Initial ROTS review.... Rots...... rots..... return of the king?....no, that's ROTK.... Rots.... WTF?..... Oh that's right revenge of the sith. I wonder if the movie will live up to the hidden meaning in its abbreviation?

Re:My first glance at the title of TFA... (1)

fgb (62123) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452437)

do you mean: Return of the Shit?

Re:My first glance at the title of TFA... (1)

pg110404 (836120) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452610)

I meant it rots as in several days dead and decaying. One need not take a pulse to ascertain that it is truly dead.

Even if it somehow does suck.. (1)

EvilStein (414640) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452307)

Record numbers of people will still go and see it. It's almost like you have to.. just like eating the last cookie in the cookie jar.

Can't leave that last piece out of the puzzle. Sure, we know how the rest of the story goes, but that's not enough. :)

Heck, we might even take a work-sponsored outing to go see it. Like I'll turn *that* down. heh.

I & II weren't that bad (4, Interesting)

qw(name) (718245) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452315)

I didn't really mind the first two movies. You could tell that they were leading up to some sort of finale with the details surrounding Anakin's turn to the dark side. They were not instant gratification movies and I don't think they were meant to be either.

True, some parts/characters could have been left out of the final production but it/they didn't take so much away from the movies that it rendered the movies horrible.

Re:I & II weren't that bad (1)

brewer13210 (821462) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452465)

No, they were horrible. If Geroge Lucas had actually made the entire Star Wars movies in order, after the first two, he would never have been able to raise a dime to make the rest.

Re:I & II weren't that bad (1)

qw(name) (718245) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452626)

I don't agree at all. I think the main reason people thought I & II were bad was because they weren't instant gratification movies. Character development done right is a very difficult thing to do in a movie. There just isn't enough time. This is the norm for books. If the reader couldn't get into the mind of the characters the book would be dull.

Messa thinks biased sample. (1)

sleepingsquirrel (587025) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452317)

Hmm. Let's do a little deductive reasoning.
  • Many people flock to Ep. 1 based on the good will generated by the original series.
  • After a dissapointing experience with Ep. 1, only true Star Wars fans line up to see Ep. 2.
  • Well, #2 turns out also to be a stinker of a movie. So now only the really die hard fans (naming your kid Anakin?) line up for Ep. 3 on opening day.
  • And now we're supposed to be suprised at the generally positive reviews? Color me skeptical.

Re:Messa thinks biased sample. (1)

Holi (250190) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452487)

A truely die hard fan would not name his son Anakin. Luke maybe or Han, or if a girl Leia. Remember the die hards are in their 30's and would get their names from the original 3.

Re:Messa thinks biased sample. (2, Informative)

Drachemorder (549870) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452578)

Anakin was named in Return of the Jedi:

Vader: So, you have accepted the truth.
Luke: I have accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Vader: That name no longer has any meaning for me.

Someone please post the full Time review! (2, Funny)

goldspider (445116) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452358)

Damn capitalist pigs and their oppressive subscription model! Someone needs to free the ENTIRE article... because... erm, I don't feel like paying for it.

Star Wars Script (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12452387)

Believe it or not... [cgispy.com] It's authentic--I saw the movie yesterday in a screener. And honestly? I think it's not that great. Anakin's turn to the dark side is too quick, and not believable enough.

Surprise, Mikey Likes It! (1)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452393)

The first reviews of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith have started to trickle onto the Net. [snip] The reviews have all been positive so far

Isn't that what they said about the Hitchhiker movie? Brillaint? True to Adam's vision? Except critics are pretty much split about it [rottentomatoes.com] ...and many Hitchhiker fans all have the same thing to say, which is that it really wasn't that funny, because it didn't have that mix of absurdity and sophistication his books had- ie, it wasn't true to Adams at all. Example- we don't learn that beer is a muscle relaxant that'll help with teleporting- we're just left to assume they're getting drunk because that's the right thing to do when the end of the world is coming. We all knew that was probably the REAL reason when we read the book...but we were robbed of this by the movie.

Remember, folks- the first people to get previews of products- movies included- are those who are guaranteed to say nice things about it. Either because they always have something nice to say, they're getting compensated to have something nice to say, or they're desperate for the attention that comes with being first in line to "review" a product.

Re:Surprise, Mikey Likes It! (1)

Knara (9377) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452558)

61% is an even split?

Is that similar to how 51% is an overwhelming election victory?

Here's hoping they get all they can out of PG-13 (3, Funny)

forsythe450 (571527) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452417)

...and give us a topless Padme scene. I'd definitely walk out satisfied.

I have an idea (1)

futuresheep (531366) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452458)

Let's get George to make a special 'Readers Digest' version the first two. That was we can sit through one, instead of five hours of crap to understand the major plot points of this one.

The Matrix (2, Interesting)

Durzel (137902) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452496)

the consensus appears to be that this is the best film of the prequels and it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two. ..which isn't exactly difficult given the bar has been set so low by the previous two prequels.

It does look however as if the Star Wars prequels will actually achieve the polar opposite levels of critical acclaim as the Matrix trilogy did (i.e. Matrix/SWEP3:ROTS - great, Matrix Reloaded/SWEP2:AOTC - good-ish, Matrix Revolutions/SWEP1:TPM - dire)

A couple of things to keep in mind: (5, Interesting)

Tibor the Hun (143056) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452548)

I think it's important to keep a couple of things in mind:

1. The action scenes and special effects will be cool. The storyline will be OK, the fall of the senate and rise of emperor and empire will be interesting. It will be nice to see the "straw that breaks the camel's back" and see Anakin finally snap.

2. The acting and the dialogue will be incredibly stiff. It's Lucas after all. I can imagine that exchanges between Padme and Anakin will be just as meaningless as before. (Padme looked pretty convincing though, crying on one of the trailers.)

If you keep those 2 in mind as you go see the movie, it should be a cool and a welcome conclusion to what started out as a kickass story, turned into a disappointment.

Why ruin slashdot (2, Funny)

geoffrobinson (109879) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452559)

There is nothing I live more than reading every thread about the Matrix or Star Wars telling me that certain movies stink. It doesn't grow tired at all.

That horse is dead and the users are know bleaching the bones.

I'm boycotting ... (0, Redundant)

davidyorke (543505) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452581)

Because George Lucas had the gall to replace Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christensen (ending scenes of RotJ) ... he basically pissed all over one of my fondest childhood memories.

Uh... (1)

infochuck (468115) | more than 8 years ago | (#12452602)

...the best film of the prequels and it should satisfy fans who were unhappy with the first two.

Uh... no. Sorry. One half-decent thrid movie does not make the shit that was the other two shine.
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