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I was coerced into seeing the new Star Wars, Part III . . . the reviews were actually quite good but: it's crap. Shall I expand on that? It's expensive crap. If only Lucas had saved the money from 1 explosion and spent it on a scriptwriter. If only the plot made sernse. If only the continuity worked. If only Skywalker's wife didn't only speak in the cliches of an American suburban housewife. If only McGregor wasn't sleepwalking through his part. If only the technology made sense.

But at least it's the last one.

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Hmmmm.........thanks for your review Palamede, I was just thinkling of posting something to ask if anyone had seen it yet. :rolleyes: Sound like I shouldn't waste my time or money. :rolleyes: I usually wait until these come out on video, anyway. <_ cat>
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Guess this is one of those personal taste things... one will like it, the other won't... as already proven on the few posts regarding this one.I saw the 2 first ones that were released - the first one cos I wanted to... but I didn't like it. The second one because I was kind of dragged along, but I figured "why not?"... after all, it could have been better than the one I had seen.I hated it; absolutely hated it and I cannot understand the hype at all.Sure, it's a hype like anything else, and like I say, it's personal taste but Star Wars is not for me at all.I like special effects and big decors and all that, but too much is too much and these movies are far too much for me.
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It's expensive crap. If only Lucas had saved the money from 1 explosion and spent it on a scriptwriter. If only the plot made sernse. If only the continuity worked.

:thumbs up: My views entirely Palamede. Its so good to hear someone say that about SW111.Most people go crazy about it queuing up hours before the premiere outside the theater etc.I was in a job where we sold Star Wars videos like hot dogs.Star Trek and alot of other science fiction movies as well so I kept my opinions to myself and just watched in bewilderment.One classic incident was when a Star Trek convention was on at the same time as a guy was getting married and he wanted to change his wedding date so he could attend the convention. His wife to be naturally went ballistic. ;)
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well considering star wars 3 just did 85 million in 2 days you guys are in the minority this movie is going to make well over 400 million if not morestar wars 3 has already broken the records for 1 day money making out of any movie ever so most people do like it. :trump::fight14:
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‘Blow Up’1966A film by Michelangelo Antonionibeautiful.It has everything, SeX, convertible rollers, SeX, a time capsule of mod London. Blessed are DVD’s, this film was made in the sixties.Very controversial in its day for its sex scenes. The first movie to show a glimpse of pubic hair.The film is studied by film students today.Antonioni’s film making techniques were and still are classic.Anyone remotely interested in film making should see this film.Anyone remotely interested in Photography should see this film.Anyone remotely interested in SeX should see this film.You have to use you brain. Its no SW’sMy advise is watch the special features section. Its a must. You learn alot about the film.I watched the special features section twice.David Hemmings was oh so sexy.Vanessa Redgrave and Sarah Miles a both sexy to I suppose. :lol: :whole waving:
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Star Wars just does not interest me, but this afternoon I went to a 3:00 p.m. showing of Kingdom of Heaven at a cinemaplex near me. Star Wars was being shown on 5 different screens there and tickets were sold in advance for all shownings today. It is like a cult following and will make many millions of dollars just like Star Trek and Lord of the Rings movies. There is an audience for it, I am not one of them but they are there. Give me "Blow Up" any day for real entertainment and talent. ;)
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‘Blow Up’1966A film by Michelangelo Antonioni

I saw Blow Up on first release, and maybe a couple of times since; and I remember it all - especially David Hemmings. Terrific film, also about the same time he starred in Passolini's 'Theorema' where he seduces an entire family, mother father son daughter maid, he had an extraordinary sexual magnetism which Passolini uses as the fulcrum of the whole film.BTW I enjoyed the first SW immensely - at least it took Han Solo some time to get from one part of the Universe to another, and there was some passion in it. What really enraged me about SW III was the complete abandonment of any semblance of logic and the constant preference for the picturesque - why the hell was Kenobe riding a big lizard when everyone else was on (admittedly daft) machines?And Luc Besson should probably sue for the ripoffs from 'Fifth Element' (pretty good film btw)And I'm a big Star Trek fan, though I own no videos, DVDs or memorabilia.And Bladerunner is probably the best SF film everso there
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Time Magazines all time top 100 movies A - C Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972) The Apu Trilogy (1955, 1956, 1959) The Awful Truth (1937) Baby Face (1933) Bande à part (1964) Barry Lyndon (1975) Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) Blade Runner (1982) ( Palamede ) Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Brazil (1985) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Camille (1936) Casablanca (1942) Charade (1963) Children of Paradise (1945) Chinatown (1974) Chungking Express (1994) Citizen Kane (1941) City Lights (1931) City of God (2002) Closely Watched Trains (1966) The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936) The Crowd (1928)D - F Day for Night (1973) The Decalogue (1989) Detour (1945) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Dodsworth (1936) Double Indemnity (1944) Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to StopWorrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Drunken Master II (1994) E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 8 1/2 (1963) The 400 Blows (1959) Farewell My Concubine (1993) Finding Nemo (2003) The Fly (1986) G - J The Godfather, Parts I and II (1972, 1974) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) Goodfellas (1990) A Hard Day's Night (1964) His Girl Friday (1940) Ikiru (1952) In A Lonely Place (1950) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) It's A Gift (1934) It's A Wonderful Life (1946)K - M Kandahar (2001) Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) King Kong (1933) The Lady Eve (1941) The Last Command (1928) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Léolo (1992) The Lord of the Rings (2001-03) The Man With a Camera (1929) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Metropolis (1927) Miller's Crossing (1990) Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980) Mouchette (1967)N - P Nayakan (1987) Ninotchka (1939) Notorious (1946) Olympia, Parts 1 and 2 (1938) On the Waterfront (1954) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Out of the Past (1947) Persona (1966) Pinocchio (1940) Psycho (1960) Pulp Fiction (1994) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Pyaasa (1957) Q - S Raging Bull (1980) Schindler's List (1993) The Searchers (1956) Sherlock, Jr. (1924) The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Singin' in the Rain (1952) The Singing Detective (1986) Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) Some Like It Hot (1959) Star Wars (1977) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Sunrise (1927) Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Swing Time (1936)T - Z Talk to Her (2002) Taxi Driver (1976) Tokyo Story (1953) A Touch of Zen (1971) Ugetsu (1953) Ulysses' Gaze (1995) Umberto D (1952) Unforgiven (1992) White Heat (1949) Wings of Desire (1987) Yojimbo (1961)Not much there I liked :(
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