|Darth Skuldren wrote:
|I think that's the first time I've heard that opinion. Anything specific that turned you off from the film?
This is going to sound really strange, but I felt that the movie seemed not like a story, but like a re-enactment of events that everyone already knew.
Like, they knew where they started (there were Clone Wars, Anakin and Padmé are married). And they knew where they needed to end (Anakin as Vader, Palpatine as Emperor, Republic as Empire, Luke and Leia born and secreted away, Yoda and Obi-Wan in exile). Some things were obviously up in the air (what happens at the end of the Clone Wars, how does it all go down, what ultimately happens to Padmé, etc.) But the overall story was set in stone well before Lucas even started writing the script.
So it played out less like "fun movie!" and more like "semi-fun historical re-enactment, as we teach the youth of the New Republic what happened in the last days of the Clone Wars".
This is one of the reasons I'm looking forward to Episode VII and beyond. Completely uncharted territory. They are not bound to anything, and can write anything.
Also, some of it was really campy. Now, I like camp. I love camp, even. But it has its place. I don't need R2 being silly or the jokes between Anakin and Obi-Wan or the "UNLIMITED POWAH!" or "No No No YOU WILL DIE!" or the strange faces Palpatine makes during his fight with Yoda. I don't need the "NOOOOOO!" (though I love the "NOOOOOO!"). These are fun, but not appropriate for something so dark.
Also: it looked entirely fake. Because it was entirely fake. The art of making a movie on a set with objects and people is being lost to making movies in front of screens with eye-markers. Episode III (along with the Special Editions of the OT) look more dated than some of the better VFX of the OT theatrical releases, because in the 70s and 80s artists took time to build sets and models with extreme detail, that CGI can never hope to reproduce and stay fresh.
That said, when I say "least favourite", it's still like a 7/10.
I know these are really weird criticisms to make, which is why I say to each their own. But like I said, it felt weird and fake and unfunny and I didn't like it nearly as much as the others.
For the record, my movie order (starting with best) is 5-4-2-6-1-3.
When I have kids, the order I will have them watch Star Wars in is 4-5-1-2-3-6.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
-Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear