I should probably also mention that Chris and I saw Star Wars last night. I’ll just quote Chris to save a little time in the explination of our nearly comical disaster.
“Matt and I left for the 10pm show at 8:30, figuring it wouldn’t take more than 45 mins to an hour to get to the cinema. We would have been right if not for the 7 mile traffic jam on 495 because construction decided to re-route traffic from 3 lanes to 1 in the span of a mile and a half. Idiots.
After the delay and a few minutes spent actually finding the theatre, which was nicely hidden within a wall of trees, we sat down at approximately 10:25, missing about 10 minutes worth of the movie. fine for me but Matt was a tad upset because he hadn’t seen it yet. he asked me to fill him in, which wasn’t so bad as it was 2 scenes.”
Anyways. The movie was actually quite good. I know most of you thought I was going to hate it but I enjoyed myself quite a bit. You see, my problem with the first movie was that I expected too much. I wanted drama, action, acting and perhaps even a plot. What I got was a PG rated romp through CG land. So, with that in mind I cleared all expectations I had for this one. I knew there wasn’t going to be any plot, any good acting, or anything else except for action. I was right. The acting was horrid, the plot was thin and don’t get me started on the “love story.” But, that’s not why I went to see it. I didn’t need any of that. I went to see it to watch people beat the crap out of each other with light sabers. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The Yoda scene alone was worth the price of admission. So, I enjoyed Episode Two far more than Ep.1 and I don’t think too many people will disagree with me. Everyone’s expectations for Ep.1 were so high that it was bound to disappoint. Ep.2 however was a fun little diversion and well worth my time. So, huzah for light sabers, go see it. Just don’t expect a love story akin to Gone with the Wind and you’ll be fine.