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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Revenge of the frog

I'm afraid the magic is gone. I saw Episode III tonight. The movie wasn't able to suspend my disbelief or suck me in to caring. I felt like I was watching a frog being dissected. We know that there has to be a heart and lungs and liver in there for this frog to have hopped around before it was splayed open with pins in a pan.
Okay. Check. I see how the parts fit together. Had an understanding that the insides would look like this, based upon all the frogs I, II, IV, V & VI. I mean it's not like seeing the insides of this frog holds any fresh guts design.

I still enjoyed it though. Why? Because I enjoy frog guts? No. Because my favorite character is the Emperor. For that reason, Return Of The Jedi is my favorite episode. It was pretty neat to get so much of the Emperor in this installment. There are actually some moments when I'm rooting for the twisted guy. Evil that pure and that nasty, ya gotta respect. Right? Or is that just me?

I must say, though, I feel a sense of relief. Finally, we can put this saga to rest.

Right? Having said that, it was fun while it lasted. I envy little boys and girls who are just now coming into the world. They will grow up with the Star Wars Saga on dvd or whatever whizbang multi-medium comes after. They will quickly assemble the episodes in their proper numerical order and marvel at its scope and imagination. They will be innocent of the self-consciousness of the prequels and merely think of them as the beginning of the saga.

May the frog be with you.


  • At 1:20 AM, Blogger Jerry Plagge, Jr. said…

    I liked Sith a lot. Sith is #2 on my list after Jedi, the others all fall to a 2nd tier, except for "I" which is at the bottom (but I still liked it).

    Yoda is by far the best character, followed by Vader and the Emp. Obi Wan stock rose a lot in Sith too.


  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    Thanks for your thoughts. I'd still put the original trilogy ahead of the prequels. That's because the characters were so much more endearing.
    Btw, what planet is Yoda from? Who are his people? What is his race? I wonder why we never see any others of his kind in the saga. Or am I mistaken about that? I think he looks like Ernest Borgnine.


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