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Old 05-19-2005, 03:56 PM   #76
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I with you brother Dread!


People will see in the movie what they want to see.

You can draw parallels with any political agenda, using bits and pieces of the film.

I wouldn't recommend the film if you just want to pump up a hatred of GWB.
Yeah, there's nothing in it aside from that one line.

It is visually stunning. It pulls it all together greatly. I just wish someone had convinced Lucas that he needs a seperate dialogue writer, particularly for the love stuff.....

Anyone else catch the 'blink and you miss it' Millenium Falcon cameo?
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So who does anyone think Yoda would/could represent politically?

I saw it this afternoon and only thought of the politcal implications because that was already in my head.
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Hm. Did anybody note the symbolism of Yoda and Palpatine.Emeror fighting IN AN EMPTY SENATE CHAMBER--and that neither wins the fight in there?


All I can say is: Those of you who haven't gone yet, bring a couple Kleenex because you'll find yourself trying not to cry the last 35 mins or so.

*SPOLIER*

When a tearful Obi-wan screams down at the roasting Anakin, "You were my brother! I loved you!" I lost it. Yegads, I actually heard people sniffling in the theater. Lucas showed a lot of things I didn[t expect him to..and the slower-paced '70's trilogy with the old Obi-wan is going to feel even more eerie. And when Palpatine answers the newly suited Darth Vader's question about Padme, I said, "You SOB" at the screen...

Later, peoples.

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I'll have a mini-review in a few days. I'm leaving for my U2 show soon.
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Anyone else catch the 'blink and you miss it' Millenium Falcon
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Not an easy one to catch, but I did.

Also, Lucas makes his first cameo in the movie.
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Really? Where?
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George Lucas or the Millenium Falcon?
After the opening sequence finishes, and Anakin/Obi are joking around about who gets to have the fun of hanging with the politicians, right before Padme makes her first appearance. As they are landing there (just before the conversation), there's a long shot of that whole 'port' area and you can see dozens of ships arriving and leaving. Look almost to the very bottom right hand corner of the screen and clear as day there's the Millenium Falcon arriving.
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Thanks...but I meant Lucas too.

Now I have to imagine Lando in that scene (flying the Falcon..I've read the novels that tell of Lando's old life and Han's youth)..this is eeeire.

Later (back in few days)
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please no more spoilers please no more spoilers please no more spoilers
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Put spoilers in sky blue and have spoiler tags like so

**SPOILER** (Highlight to read)
Darth Vader is Luke Skywalkers father!
**END SPOILER**

I thought the movie was very good, I would put it number 2 after Empire but that one line makes no sense, I mean Palpatine/Sideous seduces Anakin to the dark side at least in part through relativistic arguments about morality there was no black and white only grey, and Anakin went along with it until his own perspective was so twisted. I suppose that the message was ultimately that everybody thinks that they are righteous, I also think that the story of abused power follows the rise of Hitler more than the actions of President Bush, and the tale of a republic turning to empire goes back to Rome and a democracy turning to a totallitarian state is timeless.
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Criticising free speech is also part of freedom of speech. To criticise the arguments of somebody who says Bush = Hitler is not silencing dissent.
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So who does anyone think Yoda would/could represent politically?
It's obvious that episode 3 yoda was crafted on Karl Rove



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If only he could have gotten this worked up over Natalie Portman

Hayden Christiansen has corroborated suspicions that "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" is a stealth missile aimed at the White House. Anakin Skywalker admitted to an interviewer that he "wouldn't mind giving George Bush a good shaking with my light-saber."

And Karl Rove is no Yoda..
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I've got a new "Star Wars"-esque saying now:

"Only Republicans think in absolutes."



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Yoda? KARL ROVE?

What brand of crack are you smoking A Wanderer?

Or maybe you were in my box (section 419) at the MSG show, and secondhand smoked a little too much pot? (after Miracle Drug, someone broke out the stash, BIG TIME, and I swear, I'm STILL high )


Or..maybe you WERE the guy with the pot.
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Yoda? KARL ROVE?

What brand of crack are you smoking A Wanderer?
He did put a smiley beside the comment, in fairness.

Physically, Yoda looks more like Dick Cheney I would have thought.
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