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    Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Awesome! Five thumbs up!

    Thanks to a friend who manages a Showcase Cinemas, I got a chance to see this movie two days early in an empty theater. The first real shows are at midnight tonight (12 a.m. Thursday morning) but some people who bought those midnight tickets in advance misunderstood and showed up at midnight last night.

    Episode III is by far the best of the three prequels and, as far as story lines go, it easily rivals parts IV, V and VI. It's every bit as intense and dark as has been advertised. And, interestingly enough, knowing in advance the inevitable outcomes - especially Aniken's evolution into Darth Vader - made it even more intriguing and even painful. The epic battle scenes at the end are amazing...and surprising.

    I can't wait to see it again this weekend.
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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Thanks to a friend who manages a Showcase Cinemas, I got a chance to see this movie two days early in an empty theater.
    I worked as projectionist in HS and this sort of thing was commom practice on the nights before openings, we'd have a big party and screen the film for problems. Other theaters did it and we would go to theirs and they would come to ours.

    Then we'd make giant reels of films out of previews and ads.... it was like reading Joyce... none of it made much sense.

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    I worked as projectionist in HS and this sort of thing was commom practice on the nights before openings, we'd have a big party and screen the film for problems. Other theaters did it and we would go to theirs and they would come to ours.
    I worked as a projectionist over the summers when I was in college; they actually paid me to attend those "screening parties" to make sure nothing was wrong with the film and sign off an "inspection report" that certified the film wasn't spliced incorrectly and that the condition was satisfactory.

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    As for "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith", I was one of the idiots who lined up at midnight down at Newport on the Levee. Absolutely loved it.

    I thought there were several scenes that were just flat-out better than anything Lucas has ever directed before, and I thought this movie (for the first time in the new trilogy) succeeded because it grounded itself in questions of good and evil as opposed to the admittedly boring political squabbling that have tainted the last two films.

    I plan on seeing it again at some point. That's something I really haven't said in a while about a movie.
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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Best of the first 3. The only part of the movie I didn't like was the cheesy nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo by Vader. Kudos for Lucas for not letting Jar Jar Binks have one single line in the movie. I wish that he would keep making Star Wars movies kinda like James Bond movies. They never get old and tons of people love them.

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    wait... Anakin is Vader?

    damn it!
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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    wait... Anakin is Vader?

    damn it!
    Just wait until you find out who Luke's father is.
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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Just wait until you find out who Luke's father is.
    If you tell me it's Chewbacca I'm gonna hurl.

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    If you tell me it's Chewbacca I'm gonna hurl.
    It's an ewok.
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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    It's an ewok.
    George Lucas has lost his mind! I'd believe a jawa, but an ewok?!??!

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Just wait until you find out who Luke's father is.
    Leia?
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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Jar Jar Binks?

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    dag nab it! had all my money on C3-PO!

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    And I always thought it was Gweedo the whole time.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Just saw Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    And I always thought it was Gweedo the whole time.
    Gweedo never got a shot off.
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