May 17, 2005
Sith word scramble
I doubt there is anybody left on earth (except Rusty) who genuinely cares how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Two vomitous byblows of the original series have left me feeling nothing of the enthusiasm that should now possess me. Perhaps bad writing, over-produced digital animation vastly inferior to the 1977 special effects and the corpulent gasbag at the helm are all it takes to achieve the nullity at the core of the Dark Side. In five hundred years time when "The Star Wars" is discussed in offworld doctoral seminars the accepted thesis shall be that the man named "George Lucas" could not have directed the original film because the same man could not have been responsible for the fart in the elevator of culture that are the prequels. Lucas, thy true name is Howard the Duck.
At least the new films have produced some satisfyingly irksome tagline puns. "Is there life after Darth?" "To the Darth side" "May the sales force be with you" "Force the issue" " 'Star' gazers" "The Empire strikes bucks"
Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 17, 2005 09:47 AM
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Succinctly correct in every way - Lucasbag has gassed himself the Hollywood Zombie Way. Bereft of imagination he turns cannibalistic and devours his own - no matter how you dress it up or the Realtor stages it, the sequel-prequel is still The Towering Ingerno XVI, without Steve McQueen.
Posted by: DirtCrashr at May 17, 2005 01:47 PM
Hey! I liked Howard the Duck! It was a hell of a lot more entertaining than the last two SW flicks!
Posted by: ***Dave at May 17, 2005 05:45 PM