Star Wars: The Original

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…]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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…]

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

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…]

Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

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…]

Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace

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.

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