Lileks is rocking this week. First, he launches Screedblog. And today, he gives us the definitive run-down on Revenge of the Sith.
This guy consistently pulls responses out of me that I didn't know I had. It is unexpected and lovely to recognize such unarticulated feelings. It happens so often to me while reading Lileks that I'm coming to expect it.
My only point of disagreement -- I didn't have any trouble buying Anakin's turn to the Dark Side, but that's because I had been steeping myself in Vader's memoirs for weeks before I actually saw the movie. The Clone Wars shorts helped, too. But I know that's cheating, and Lucas could've done a much, much better job. I think Hayden Christiansen did the best he could with the material he had to work with, so I'm not blaming him. But there was such a wealth of character development that was sacrificed for all that jaw-dropping CGI.
Maybe someone, somewhere down the line will do these stories properly (y'know, with more Wookies, and stuff.) I'd watch.