Monday, December 19, 2005

Darth Vader, Sissy Lord

As long as I can remember, I have always been a big Star Wars fan. Like, we're talking, toys still in the boxes big. In fact, going to see Star Wars in the theatre in 1977, is the first memory that I have that I can place in time. We went with good friends who lived down the street, the McIntyres, and I can still remember the trash compactor scene like it was yesterday. Yes, it's true, only a few years ago I did receive "Ultimate Hair Amidala" and it is also true that she is still in the box. Although, while Sue was pregnant I decided that if we were to have a girl, when she was old enough, she could have Amidala. Three more years Darcy, and she's all yours!

But the latest trilogy really soured my taste for the "galaxy far, far away..." Then, as previously posted, George Lucas went out and ruined Return of the Jedi with a re-edit. Episode III "Revenge of the Sith", was supposed to be the unveiling of how Anakin became so evil and turned into the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, a Sith Lord. It would have been better titled "Revenge of the Sissy" as Anakin turns out to be nothing more intimidating than a cry-baby with some wicked sword skills and the ability to make things float. A nice party trick, but not evil enough to rule the universe, if you ask me.

Turns out that art was only imitating life. The "actor", and that is being used VERY loosely, that played Anakin recently chased a heckler off a movie set for yelling out that he had ruined Star Wars.

Yes, he was terrible, but (and I can't believe I'm writing this) you can't blame Hayden for everything. After all, Lucas is the one who cast him, wrote the juvenile script and put the whole package together.

Booooo, George Lucas, boooooo. You've ruined Star Wars.

ps: I was not saying "Booo-urns."

6 comments:

ShortstoP said...

So wait, you ARE a Star Wars fan?! I never knew...
That explains HAVING to go on the Star Wars ride at Disneyland...

Colin: Kilts and Kippers! said...

"Hold me, like you did by the lake in Naboo" NaPOO you mean, poo on your acting, Natalie. I have to agree, although not a huge Haydyn fan, the rest are good actors and they all had nothing to work with. I will say Ewan McGregor was the only one I could take seriously. And that last sword fight was wicked.

Darcy's Mama said...

I still think they missed the boat big time by not having Ewan singing.

He should sing in every movie he's in. And he should shave that ridiculous beard. Don't try to tell me it's to look like Alec Guiness. We can all imagine that he grew the beard later in life. Better yet, Lucas could re-edit the original movies and use CG to remove the beard! That seems more his style.

Stef said...

I'm with Sue. Ewan should sing in all his movies!

Cliff said...

George Lucas made Episode I, II and III too family friendly.

Sorry but character like Jar Jar Binks just ruin the experience. Too much eye candy with the graphics and what not and less of a plot.

ShortstoP said...

Ewan should definitely sing in all his movies -- especially Star Wars. I think that would round those movies out. Haha.