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Staaaaaaar Waaaaaaars...

Being the geek that I am, I went to see Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones today. Perhaps I was going into it with fairly low expectations after the huge disappointment of Episode I, but I actually enjoyed it. I'd read several reviews before going and I think they were all a wee bit too harsh. Yes, I'm a pretty big Star Wars fan and I do feel George has lost something since the original trilogy. The past he's creating for the characters we know and love isn't what I expected and maybe isn't even what I wanted. And it drives me nuts sometimes that there seem to be some established things that he keeps ignoring. But it's his story and he's got the oodles and oodles of money, so... that's the way it goes.

There were certainly things about the new movie that got to me. The almost laughable love scenes, the complete lack of chemistry between Anakin and Senator Amidala, the whole notion that she'd even fall in love with this guy, some of the contrived plot bits, and these incredibly wise Jedi acting like complete morons sometimes. But it still managed to be a lot of fun. And, even though I'd completely failed to avoid knowing a lot of what was going to happen, I still was riveted and wanted to keep watching. And not just to see if it'd get any better, as was often the case with Episode I. It was a fun sci-fi flick. Hopefully George can tap into some of that old magic to make the last one be not just a good movie but a great one.

One thing that really nagged me a bit was that I remember reading a quote from Lucas saying that the reason Qui Gon didn't fade away like Obi Wan and Yoda did in the original trilogy would be explained in this movie. And it wasn't. Maybe he said in the next two movies. I hope it's explained at some point. Drives me nuts.

Yoda kicks ass, though. :)

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I'll never forget the time one of my college roommates (who I didn't get along very well with) was talking down to me and, to prove a point, quoted Yoda. Like he was Jesus or something.

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