Saturday, May 21, 2005

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Went and saw Star Wars episode III "Revenge of the Sith"
The concluding finale to George Lucas' epic story which began 28 years ago.

As a Star Wars fan I'm sad to see the legend stop, where will we go now for that special blend of innocence, heroism, Eastern philosophy (the Californian translation) and the greatest special effects seen on the screen?

The jokes always sucked in Star Wars, the acting could definitely be better at times, and the story itself was basically just about the good guys fighting the baddies until they (of course) win, but It was the only Sci-fi movie that could really deliver when it came to what every Sci-fi fan wanted to see most of all: Big, epic, intergalactic battles - that realism was unprecedented.

In "Revenge of the Sith" everybody fulfill their destiny so the story can some full circle: Darth Vader joins the dark side, the Republic becomes The Empire (like in many dictatorships, it explains its own creation as a necessary phase to better fight off outside enemies...) power crazed politician Palpatine becomes the evil Emperor, Yoda and Obi Wan go into exile to protect the newly born Luke and Leia Skywalker, etc, etc, piece by piece the scene is set for the beginning of the legend as seen in the original 1977 Star Wars movie.

This last episode is by all means a worthy epitaph, with plenty of bang for your buck and memorable scenes, but when the end is reached it feels so strange, like old personal friends have died - Yoda, Chewbacca, Obi Wan, Luke Skywalker.

Well, who needs heroes anyway.

May the force be with you.
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