Thanks, George! (WARNING: STAR WARS SPOILERS)
I try not to post non-technical stuff here, but I'm still working on my new
personal site, and my personal blog is down, so I thought I'd post it here.
I just got back from seeing Episode III, and I haven't stopped talking about
it. It was BY FAR the best of all the Star Wars movies. I felt like a little kid
watching it. I knew what was going to happen, but I found myself (on more
than one occasion) saying "Annie, don't do it!" Oh, it was so cool.
I used to read TheForce.net every day. But I saw the screenplay for EPII way
early, and it totally ruined that movie for me. After that, I swore I wasn't
going to touch that site until after I saw EPIII. So, in their old tradition,
and spoiler-related stuff will be in white text, and you'll have to highlight it
to read it.
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So in the part where Palpatine is telling Anakin about that
Sith legend. I think he was talking about his master in that story. He
had mentioned that this Sith Lord was so powerful, he could even use the
Midichlorians to create life. I think that Palpatine's master specifically
created Anakin to become his apprentice, but Palpatine became obsessed, killed
his master, and took on Darth Maul as his apprentice. He then set up a chain of
events that he foresaw the outcome on, as to make Anakin his pawn.
But the coolest thing is, I can't hate Darth Vader anymore.
After Palpatine manipulated him, and lied to him about Padme, Obi-Wan kicked the
crap out of him, and he was burned alive, you can't help but feel sorry for him.
He had all the power in the world, but was powerless to stop his own
At the end of the day, I can't help but wonder what George feels like right
now. He's waited over 30 years to be able to tell this story. What would that be
like to have to wait that long to complete something? He spend millions of
dollars of his own money, just because he wanted to tell us a story. That's
pretty damned cool, IMO.
The movie is incredible. Go see it, even if you feel you've been jaded by the
last two. This one made putting up with Jar-Jar worth it ;).