Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Latest Star Wars

I recently saw Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. Now, I know this blog hasn't been getting a lot of activity lately, though some possible upcoming developments in my legal situation may enable that to loosen up somewhat. But when presented with something of such creativity and imagination as to border on genius, one can be moved to speak.

No, no, no, I'm not talking about the movie. I thought it was pretty good, and I did enjoy it. It certainly was better than the last two, even though it labors under a considerable handicap: no suspense. Of the characters still alive at the end, we know how all of them are going to end up, that most of them come to a sticky end, and we even know how and when. But as someone said, it's like doing a jigsaw puzzle; you know what the picture will look like when you're finished, the fun is in seeing how the pieces fit together. In this the movie does quite well, nicely setting up the transition to the original films.

No, when I spoke of borderline genius, I meant this.