Monday, May 16, 2005

Everyone's Sithing Their Pants!

The New York Times has a review of "Revenge of the Sith" that asks the question on a nerd nation's lips:
Would George Lucas at last restore some of the old grandeur and excitement to his up-to-the-minute Industrial Light and Magic? Would my grown-up longing for a return to the wide-eyed enthusiasm of my own moviegoing boyhood - and my undiminished hunger for entertainment with sweep and power as well as noise and dazzle - be satisfied by "Revenge of the Sith"?

And then A.O. Scott, esteemed film critic, proceeded to write the best line ever to appear in the fancy-pants NY Times:
The answer is yeth.

Now, I don't want to get everyone's hopes up too high, but this Scott person actually says that "Revenge of the Sith" is a better movie than the original "Star Wars." Not better than "Empire Strikes Back," naturally, but still a pretty astounding claim.

I was hoping there wouldn't be so many awestruck, "oh-my-God-it-is-actually-really-great" reviews, because I think low expectactions are always the way to go with these things; you can only be pleasantly surprised when they are surpassed....which is much preferable to having high expectations cruelly crushed and shattered, leaving your average fan a demoralized shell, muttering darkly about "Jar Jar" or "Ewok songs."

But I can't help it! I give! "Better than 'Star Wars'?" I'm ready for the movie event of the millenium! The bestest, funnest, most moving movie-going experience of my entire life! The best thing since Diet Mountain Dew was invented!

There's no way I can be disappointed, right?

Right?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This should take the expectation down a notch or two...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/05/16/opinion/main695450.shtml

Steve