May 23rd, 2005

Twin Peaks: Snoqualmie

Ain't Sithbehavin' - my impressions

The short version: I liked Revenge of the Sith, but it definitely could've been better.

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Bottom Line
In the end, I think what pains me, as well as many other Star Wars fans, is that we see the potential, but not the realization of that potential. We see the sketch of what could have been. Lucas has some wonderful concepts, but in crucial areas, his execution leaves something to be desired. That's why I made my smarmy remark earlier about being grateful for Peter Jackson: his execution is so good that in certain areas (Boromir), I think he actually improves the material he's given. (We won't talk about Philippa and Faramir, right now.)

I still think Empire Strikes Back is the best of the six, but I'd put this one ahead of Return of the Jedi. It's certainly better than Ep I or Ep II.

Ultimately, I liked it, but I didn't love it. It wasn't the best it could've been. Like many, I just wish Star Wars had lived up to its potential.