Upends expectations, demythologizes the mythos, and takes an iconic series in a bold new direction with a story full of humor, courage, and dazzling imagery.
It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It is bland manufactured entertainment product. It’s fine. Hollywood is not creatively bankrupt. Everything is fine.
Could have been assembled entirely from clips from other movies — mostly the Star Wars prequels — and would have been better if it had been.
Does it serve any purpose beyond tribal bonding? Has the Net era encouraged and amplified geek grudge-holding? Will fandom ever learn how to forgive and forget?
If you’re not relaxed after this, you’ve got some serious stress issues…
What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today…
It’s still a not very good movie. But… It’s still Star Wars.
If you were vacillating about seeing Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D, this will turn you off forever.
U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: A girl with no personality is unable to choose between the vampire she loves and the werewolf she loves. The invisible man was heartbroken. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Hard Candy (2005): For a much better exploraton from director David Slade of … more…
Please don’t write into tell me how sophisticated Halloween actually is, because that’s a symptom of my third point, which is that I suspect the Halloween movies are like the Star Wars movies, in that the most fun thing about them isn’t what’s actually onscreen but the fannish discussions that happen offscreen about the interrelations between characters and the interconnections between events that loop through the entire series of films.