Sith Impressions

Not exactly a “developer” topic, I know. But I doubt you’ll find a Director, Flash or Web develop who hasn’t been talking about Sith this week.
I saw it on Friday afternoon, adding myself to the loss of productivity that the nation suffered on Thursday and Friday.
Sith wasn’t bad. But it definitely fits into the prequel series in terms of quality, not the original series. I’m one of those people who considers Episode IV to be the best movie ever made. It has nothing to do with special effects and everything to do with story, characters, drama, and so on. It might also have a little to do with teh fact that I was at the perfect age and place when it came out. A 7-year-old boy growing up between the city and the suburbs. Star Wars dominated my imagination for the rest of my childhood, and continues to be a major influence.
I don’t know. The prequels just didn’t grab my attention like the original movies. We went home and watched Episode IV that night. There is definitely somehting about how the characters took screen presence in that movie that isn’t there in the new ones.
Or maybe it was the fact that in the original movies, the characters of Luke and Han were unimportant until the story began. A farm boy and a smuggler. Then they got involved in things and made a difference. As a boy, I liked that. But in the prequels, it is all about “chosen ones”, Jedi masters, elected officials and grand conspiracies.
Oh well. The prequels are fun, but that’s about it. While Star Wars is my favorite movie of all time, and Empire ranks in the top 10, none of the prequels will be my favorite movie of the year, or even get close to Return of the Jedi for that matter.
Now that Sith is over with, I can look foward to Serenity.

Posted on May 22, 2005 at 12:21 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
In: General

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  1. Written by Zac
    on 5/22/2005 at 1:29 pm