Let me say this is my first podcast, and only third (I think) venture into the world of fan audio. But with the latest version of iTunes, getting a podcast has become a no-brainer, so I thought I’d give it a try.
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.
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.”
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!)
Josh Griffen ROTS droppings can be found all in one convenient thread. Although, naturally, be sure to take it with a grain of salt.
However, TFN-rep-greed aside, this is getting me all excited. Damn you, TFN! Lowered expectations are what I need right now! DAMN YOU!
If you’re looking for some lighter spoilers, Moviephone has posted two new ROTS stills.
Apparently, Josh Griffin over at TheForce.Net got to see a rough cut of Episode 3 and plans to post a review in the next few days. [Warning: Although not huge, the Empire article does contain a few spoilish tidbits in the last two paragraphs.]
Assuming LFL doesn’t swoop in and stop this thing in its tracks, a lot of buzz will be hitting the airwaves and internet, soon.
Turn away from the spoilers, people!
For those of us spoiler-ho’s who can’t wait for the official novelization, a fan written patchwork of spoilers and speculation is currently underway over on TFN.
The writing isn’t bad so far. Someone called it Zahn-like. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it’s worth a look.