Revenge of the fans
I don't know what was going through Lucas' head when he rubber stamped episode three, but I have a good guess, this is going to make me a heap of money on its opening weekend, and a ton of money in merchandising. Not once did he think this is going to be a classic that will be ageless like 4,5,6... but then again it does follow the same line of thought that was used in episode 1 and 2.
Yes I have seen it, and I wished I could have demanded the $30 and 2 hours of my life back, it was worse than episode 1 or 2, they were at least mildly adventurous and entertaining, the quick switching between action packed scenes that had very little explanation was annoying to say the least. I felt during one of the lightsaber duels that it was going to make me epileptic.
The earlier films were better because they didn't lean against the cruch of cg, the fights were a more realistic; block,parry,slice, thrust affair, not the blur of movement in todays lightsaber fights.
I find it interesting that looking on imdb at the reviews that people have given that there seem to be two crowds, those hired by Lucas to give it good reviews("hats of to ILM"), and those who are the general viewing public who point out the gaping plot holes and horrid stilted acting.
I am really disillusioned by this, on the way home we talked about the previews we saw: "Narnia Chronicles; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Fantastic Four" and although I was excited by the previews we came to the conclusion on the way home that, they would like Hitchhikers guide was, be destroyed, americanised/modernised and would lean so heavily on cg to carry over the abhorrent writing that they would leave the same sour taste in our mouths.
I think I am going to abandon Hollywood and in its place start looking for freely available quality like what what panickstruckpro came out with, or with others that are sure to pop up from time to time.
Hmm then again maybe I'll give fantastic four and the Narnia chronicles a go, one last chance for Hollywood eh...
Peace out all, even money hungry writer/producer/directors.