Thursday, May 19, 2005

Episode III

I went to see Star Wars episode III – Revenge of the Sith this evening. What a show. True to Lucas form the show had its idiosyncrasies, but I enjoyed it none the less. Many critics are saying that the show is dark, and that perhaps it is too dark, as it does not let the audience relax. I would argue that the darkness of the plot is what sells the show. It allows the audience to feel the tragedy of Anakin’s dissent to the dark side. Every good story needs a strong archetypal character, with tragic a flaw. If Darth Vader doesn’t fit that role, I don’t know who does.

Go out and see the movie. It is worth the time. If you are the geek type, you will marvel at the special effects. If you are a Star Wars aficionado, you will be all over the story, and want to analyze the characters and verify the facts. If you want to understand what the people in the office are talking about next week, you might want to go see it. If you are just looking for something to occupy your time… again, this one’s for you, but you might want to catch up on the Star Wars plot if you haven’t been paying attention for the last 20 years.

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