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Making the Dark Side accessible again…

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithWent out to see The Incredibles last night, and they were pretty, well, incredible. However, before I talk about that, I want to say something about the teaser for Episode III, which was attached to Pixar’s latest.

Much hope has been placed on this third and final installment to a new trilogy that has left most people disappointed thus far. While Lucas has dazzled everyone with his industry-leading use of digital effects, he seems to have kind of lost his way a bit on the writing. Palpatine‘s political maneuvering isn’t quite as gripping as watching the desperate Rebels fight for their lives, and the dialogue between Anakin and Padme especially has been stilted and awkward, even though this is supposed to be the tragic love affair that is dashed when Anakin falls to the Dark Side. We were better off with Harrison Ford‘s “I know”.

The Episode III trailer promises an action-packed movie with the climactic rise of Darth Vader in the oh-so-familiar suit, complete with James Earl Jones‘ “Yes, my master”. Our best bet is that Lucas has stopped focusing on the innards of the Republic Senate chambers, and is spending more time showing Anakin’s descent into fear, anger and hatred. I, for one, can’t wait to see Obi-wan fight Anakin at the fateful volcano… :-)

Couple of interesting points…looks like we’ll be seeing some Wookiees in this one (and by ‘some’, I mean a lot). Yoda will be wielding his lightsaber once more, and we’ll be getting some actual space battles between capital ships, which I’m very much looking forward to. And, for the continuity buffs, Natalie Portman‘s hair is taking on a very Leia-esque look.

Only 195 days to wait…sigh…

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