I've seen a bunch of really good movies recently (I must get around to writing about them some time) but today I went to see Star Wars Episode I in 3D. I'm not entirely sure why I chose this movie, it may have to do with the fact the movie I actually wanted to see didn't start for another 2 hours, it might have something to do with curiosity, it may be because I'm off my meds and not fully in control, whatever the reason I'm so glad I went to see this movie because now I can categorically tell you... DON'T WASTE YOU TIME OR MONEY!
I never really liked the prequels, probably since I'm in my mid-thirties and fondly remember 'Star Wars', 'The Empire Strikes Back' & 'The Return of the Jedi' the first time around. I think the prequel trilogy would've been fine had Jar Jar Knobhead not been in it. He's an annoying character with an equally annoying accent which is a fusion of baby speak and a jamaican accent. (ya dead Sanka?) It's sad I know, but he completely ruins it for me, his crap sight gags and the continual regurgitation of (what I can only assume were meant to be endearing quotes) the likes of "how rude", which I spotted 3 times and instantly takes be back to Full House. It was cute the first time the Michelle Tanner said it but lost its cuteness very quickly and never made cute with Jar Jar. Jar Jar is to me like Hilary Swank's character in P.S. I love you, I took an instant dislike to it which took 2 hours to get over which by that time the final credits were rolling and I hated the whole movie because of a personality clash with one character. (maybe I should seek therapy)
Anyway, no need for a synopsis, I still can't tell Keira Knightly from Natalie Portman even though I know who plays who. Natalie Portman's Mum confused the two of them too when she visited the set, so I shouldn't feel too upset about that. Jar Jar is a pain in the arse, that's been well and truly covered and the only thing that the 3D brings to this movie is $4 extra to the ticket price and $1 for the glasses. (why can't I remember the glasses that's 18 pairs at home now and 4 in the car.)
Please for the love of God don't go. Don't encourage George Lucas to continue to milk this for way more than it's worth. I hope this is already the attitude of the masses and perhaps the fact there were 5 of us at the 2:40pm session today confirms that.
1 Choctop is all you're getting George. Stop it! Stop it now before you totally ruin your masterpiece and dilute the franchise into some piss weak overdone crap the everyone is completely over!