More details on the TV shows. Live action, still set between the trilogies, shot in Austrailiam but now reports have it at 100 episodes long (!) at an hour each.
Am I the only one getting a Young Indiana Jones ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ feeling here? Between the trilogies with no major characters? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but not even Boba Fett and his sure-fire fanboy tractor beam? I have a very bad feeling about this.
My internet is spotty today, so forgive me for not gathering all the press screening reviews before I started posting. I’ll be editing this post throughout the day as I find reviews, so keep checking back.
First, the fans:
Our own Supreme Chancellor’s spoiler-free review, of course.
TheForce.net: Scott Chitwood, Josh Griffen, Matt and Neely. Chitwood also has a review at ComingSoon.net.
The Movie Blog: 7 out of 10 stars.
Ain’t It Cool News: “I’m having a really hard time writing about this one. It’s just so damn big.”
MovieWeb: “A dazzling pastiche of humanity mixed with the hi-tech which in the end shows the enormous heart of not only the creation but the creator.”
Now the press:
Variety: “Entertaining from start to finish and even enthralling at times, “Sith” has some acting worth writing home about, specifically McDiarmid’s dominant turn as the mastermind of the evil empire.”
Hollywood Reporter: “The final episode of George Lucas’ cinematic epic “Star Wars” ends the six-movie series on such a high note that one feels like yelling out, “Rewind!””
San Diego Union-Tribune‘s sci-fi blog, The Disembodied Brain: “It is dark and moody, but the pace carries you along like a rampaging Wookiee.”
… And more at Rotten Tomatoes. (As of this edit, ROTS has ten reviews and is 90% fresh!)
TFN reports that there will be a Star Wars segment on today’s Entertainment Tonight, and two new TV spots that aired during Total Request Live and Smallville yesterday. (Hopefully they’ll be up on starwars.com later tonight.)
ETA: “Seduction” and “To Protect You” up now.
Well, it’s no The Darth Side, but apparently Darth Sidious is now blogging as well. I particularly love this bit:
Sometimes, when I see a stormtroooper knock his head against a door, I think of Jango and I laugh. Then I throw the trooper down a reactor shaft.
Really, is it any wonder we love the Sith? (Link shamelessly stolen from a comment on Karen Traviss’ livejournal.)
If you’ve ever wondered how lightsabers work but are too lazy to go digging through scary technical fan sites to find out, this is your lucky day: How Lightsabers Work. I particularly enjoy the page about using your lightsaber at home: it can both cut and toast a bagel!
The first press screening of Revenge of the Sith took place last night, and reviews are coming out today… The Associated Press is first on the scene and they say it’s definitely not for kids.
Maybe soon we’ll hear about something other than the violence? More pressing screenings are reportedly being held tomorrow, so there will no doubt be a flood of reviews this weekend. And then my head will explode. Or something. Thank god I’m not spoiler-free.
Potter fans can relax – Daniel Radcliffe says he’ll be back as Harry for the Order of the Phoenix adaption. And since there’s only one book to film after that, odds are good he’ll be back book 7 as well. Assuming Rowling doesn’t linger over the writing too much, that is.
Boing Boing reports that a Q&A with George Lucas in Wired magazine has made an inpact on conservative bloggers. Apparently mildly criticizing Fahrenheit 9/11 makes one a frothing Michael Moore fanboy. Who knew?