moonhead wrote:aussieboy wrote:Tiki wrote:Gah, the movie was good, but I didnt like how they turned Anakin....
I agree with you. That was the part I disliked the most. The turn seemed to rushed for my liking. One minute he's about to kill the Emporer, next he's slaying all the Jedi.
i agree. it was like lucas went, oh sh**, i have to tell the story of how anakin went to the darkside...ugh, well, insert story about darth palegius and fight between windu, kit fisto, etc. and anakin in his ethical struggle.
kind of bummed about all this and the crappy, sappy dialogue between anakin and padme. just looked like it wasn't planned well, but I did leave the theater feeling about like i felt after american beauty. it was depressing and dark. which was nice.
i can't wait to watch it again and again and again.
The_Dude generally agrees... Episode III was equally gratifying and frustrating. Of the new trilogy, it was the only one of the films to have more than 10 minutes of good stuff in it. The way I see it, everything that happened in I and II could have been told in a 20 minute flashback, and the entire story should have taken place in the timeline set for Episode III, just with better dialogue, and a slower, more pronounced turn to the dark side. One minute Annakin's like, "you're the Sith Lord," and then the next minute he's conflicted about Mace Windu, and then in the SAME SCENE he's pledging allegiance to the Emperor.
This is the most hyped moment in movie history, and they just ran right over it.
That said, it was still a much better effort than I and II - either that or I've just managed to ignore all the dialogue scenes with Annikan and Padme.