.. and then we get to “The Last Jedi”. This film seems to have divided fandom more than any other. Even the Holiday Special. I watched this film last weekend as part of the movie project, but I’m finding it difficult to think of what to write about it a week later. I really did like it, I don’t agree with those who slam it, but part of me wants to go with “What’s wrong with you people?” as my full review :)
My favorite thing about the Force Awakens has NOTHING at all to do with the movie itself. It’s to do with my daughter. She was born about 3 weeks before “Revenge of the Sith” came out. She was too young to go see it, and while technically alive for that movie, she couldn’t go. So when they announced that this was coming out, I was super excited. Because I could take my daughter to see it. She loved the other Star Wars films, and I was more jazzed to take her than I was to see it myself. [Read more…]
The next movie down in my #watchemall series has been completed – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It is a week late, due to some illness in the family. I need to get them all in before Episode IX, which as I write this is now 12 days away. Anyway, I watched it last night, and as expected, I really enjoyed it. While Empire is still the King of all Star Wars movies, it’s difficult for me to decide which of the other two OG movies I like second. I tend to vacillate, but there’s a lot in this one that’s fun.
The latest in my #watchemall series has been completed. The second overall Star Wars movie, and the fifth “episode”, “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”, or as most of us who love this movie call it, simply “Empire”.
I find it hard to run across a Star Wars fan that doesn’t think this is the best overall movie. I’m sure they’re out there, but I’ve never run into them – and they’re wrong anyway. ;) But seriously, I’m going to take a few minutes to talk about “The Empire Strikes Back”… [Read more…]
Tonight was the next in my #watchemall series of movies. Last weekend I binged on Star Wars movies (so I can fit them all in before the new one in a few weeks), tonight is the next one in the series. Tonight was “A New Hope”, or what it was called when I saw in theatres back in 1977, just “Star Wars”. And no Maclunky, either!
Here’s a few words about this one. [Read more…]
Didn’t really think I’d be plowing through four Star Wars movies in the span of about two days, but that’s what’s happened. This evening I watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with my family. I was originally planning on watching just the numbered movies in this watch through, but decided to add Rogue One to the mix, as it’s a brilliant lead in to Episode IV. So here’s a few words about this one.. [Read more…]
Yesterday I was in a Star Wars mood, so I plowed through a couple of the prequels. Episode II in the afternoon, and Episode III in the evening with my wife and daughter. This is by far the best of the three prequel movies. Might not write as much about this one as some of the others, but that’s because it’s all good, I can’t think of anything I actively disliked about this movie. [Read more…]
Last night I watched Star Wars Episode I as the start of my “Watch ’em All” project, and also as the lead-in to the new Star Wars film in a couple of weeks. I had planned on watching them one per weekend, but there wasn’t enough time to do that, so I had to double up a bit. I had absolved my wife from watching Episodes I & II, as she really didn’t like them, so I had Episode II on today.
This is another movie that fans tend to hate, and this one I understand less than Episode I. That one I get why people hated it. This one has a lot more action, and virtually no Jar-Jar Binks in it. It should have been set up for a much better reception, but people latched onto one thing and wanted to hate it… [Read more…]
Earlier this year, I was looking through all the movies I own, and there’s a lot. When I was going down the list of them, I decided that at some point, I would start on a project where I’d watch them all. Partially because I recognized there was a decent percentage (like somewhere around 5-10%) of movies I own that I never watched. This bothered me. It’s not the first time I’ve done this, I undertook the same project some years ago with all the music I owned, and tweeted about it on my music twitter account. I’m basically doing that, except this time I’m using my own Twitter account, and I intend on blogging about them vs only tweeting. Basically, my plan was to watch all of them, and make a few comments on them. Not write 2,500 word reviews, but a few thoughts as to what I thought after I watched them.
So that’s what I’m doing tonight. this is the first movie in this review series, and I start with a rather notorious “Number 1”. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
So there’s a new Star Wars trailer that came out last night. I’ve included it at the bottom of the post on the million to one chance you’re reading this post without having seen it. Ha. The trailer and the subsequent placing of tickets for sale broke a whole lot of online ticketing services. I did manage to get opening night tickets myself, but saw where a lot of friends who actually waited for the appointed time got locked out. Pro tip: On a timed event like that, ALWAYS check early. I got my tickets almost two full hours before the time they said tickets would be available.
Anyway… [Read more…]