May 21st, 2005

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Star Wars Ep 3: Revenge of the Sith

This must be the most reviewed and commented on film on LJ apart from all the other records it's broken in the last couple of days.

Well, now it's my turn to comment on it.

I'm not a big Star Wars fan. I loved the first three films when I was a kid and probably watched Star Wars: A New Hope a good 100+ times on video with one of my sisters to the extent that both of us prretty much new the entire script. I doubt I've seen the original three films since about the age of 14 though apart from the remastered ones they released at the cinema a few years back.

I thought Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones sucked big time. The acting was diabolical, the script terrible and the films badly paced with certain scenes seemingly only in there to promote cross-over computer/console games. Still, I viewed them more as a history documentary looking at the past events of a civilisation and worlds that we knew the outcome of. To this end they were ok.

I had pretty low hopes for Revenge of the Sith and so wasn't expecting a great deal when I saw it last night.

But can I just say WOW!

I was actually pretty blown away by it. Definetly the best film by a long, long way in the 'prequels' trilogy and I'd have to say I'd like to go back and watch the original three films again as it may even fight it's way up amongst them.

The acting was, 'generally', a lot better than PM or AotC. I say 'generally' as there are certainly a number of moments when it is still appalling bad and the script is at its most cringeworthyness. Hayden Christensen actually appears to me able to act in certain scenes!!

The special effects are utterly stunning and possibly the best I've seen in any sci-fi film to date.

I won't say more for now as I'll either leave it for a week until most people have probably seen it or I'll stick it under a cut in a later post. But the film had me gripped.

Many thanks to ukmonty for letting me know about the tickets and apologies to him and davywavy for having to leave straight away but Sarah was pretty ill and I needed to get her home. She seems much better this morning though and hopefully after a weekend of rest will be back on top.
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X-Men 3

Thanks to nesf for posting the link to this story on his LJ.

Some exciting X-Men 3 film news including the possibility of Vinny Jones being cast as Juggernaut! I'd already heard that Kelsey Grammer had been given the role of The Beast and it also appears that earlier reports of Angel being sex-changed to a female character are incorrect as it sounds like they're still looking for a male actor to fill his wings.

Grammer, Grace in X3 (IGN.COM FilmFoorce)
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I'm fried.....

My mind is playing tricks on me.

I just read 'Delete Spam' as 'Delete Sperm' !

Am exhausted. Kept my wine intake at the wedding to a very reasonable level and trailed it off into cola towards the end. Still got a bit of a headache on the way home though.

About to have a nice soothing bath (which I ran about an hour ago now) and then probably watch Napoleon Dynamite (although I'd prefer to see the Eurovision results - but hey, who really cares about them!).

The day's been interesting. I'll see if I can write a little about the wedding over the next day or so. I met Angela again for the first time in about 8 years and she still looks great. Pretty much the same as I remembered albeit a few years older. Her daughter, Jade, is one of the most adorable kids I have ever seen. Seriously. Didn't get to chat to her much but she seems to be doing well. Also caught up with various other people I've not seen in years so was pretty good.

Darrel and Jenny (and three kids) also had a great time which is the main thing for the day. Jenny looked splendid in her dress and the cake as yummy :)

Right, bath.
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(Meme) Hellbound.....

I did this one a year or so back but can't find the results I posted now to link into and compare. I think they were fairly similar though. I'd like to note that I'm not actually all that violent, lustful and heritcal yes, violent and malicious...no....

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Extreme
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Now for that damn bath.....
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