Headed off to the movie theater tonight. I had every intention of seeing "Monster-in-Law," and just assumed that "Star Wars" would be sold out.
Luckily for me, when I got to the theater they still had tickets to the 7:50 p.m. show of Star Wars. So I saw it on the first day.
BORING! Hurry up and become Darth Vader already! The last 15 minutes was pretty good, but you have to watch for 2 hours and 15 minutes to get there.
There are some "surprises" at the end. At least I think they are surprises. It's been 28 years since the first one came out -- so I think I can be excused for not remembering every twist of the plot.
I can remember going with my Mom and Les in 1977 to the gigantic Plitt Theater in Century City to see the first one. We were all blown away by how the opening story lines drifted off into eternity.
It's a little sobering for me to realize that since that movie came out not only are my Mom and Les gone, they've also torn down the theater!
Tonight I was the only one in the auditorium who booed when Jar Jar Binks appeared on the screen. At least he/it didn't have any lines.
You've probably heard the buzz over whether George Lucas takes a swipe at President Bush in the movie or not. To me it seemed pretty hard to miss. When the evil leader was accused of "controlling the Senate and the Courts" I wasn't the only one giggling.