I gotta tell you I hadn’t even noticed the similarities (other than the weapon).
Here’s the Direct Link to the video.
Found at The Fire Wire.
The George Lucas sagas.
Of all the “these aren’t the ‘droids you’re looking for” jokes / spoofs / parodies I think this is the simplest and the funniest one I’ve ever seen. I got this off PhotoBucket after spotting it on someone’s MySpace page.
If you don’t understand it, it’s a popular reference from the first (4th) Star Wars movie…
I saw this on SlickDeals.net, get a free Star Wars book “Legacy of the Force: Betrayal”) PDF, MP3, Kindle or Sony eBook through Tuesday, May 13, 2008. (If that link doesn’t work try this link).
It looks like it’s part 1 of a “Legacy of the Force” series that they’re trying to promote, book 9 comes out on the 13th. The series is supposed to cover a “new era in the Star Wars universe and features the beloved characters from the original trilogy, answering the questions of what happened to Han, Luke and Leia after the conclusion of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”.
Don’t let the number ordering on the books fool you, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is the first one in the Chronicles of Narnia series. They renumbered them a few years ago and made a book written later,The Magician’s Nephew, be the first one because it chronologically took place first. I still think they need to be read in the original order. If you haven’t read the series be sure to read it, I’ve mentioned Narnia many times before.
I think they should be read in the original order for the same reason I think Star Wars should be watched 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3 – Who cares about the decline of Anakin Skywalker if you don’t know who he’s going to grow up to be? The story of R2 and 3PO isn’t important if you don’t know what they will do someday if you haven’t seen A New Hope (#4), they’re just some silly robots. Episodes 1-3 are the sequel to the story they just take place chronlogically first. Who cares about the story of the lamp post in Narnia if you’ve never had time to wonder about it? Obviously the movie folks feel the same way since they choose to start with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
So I really enjoyed the movie. It really tied together a lot of the loose ends. I’m sure there are a lot of unanswered questions still but it probably wraps up most of the questions. We saw it on Friday afternoon and there wasn’t much of a crowd, I guess the die-hard fans all skipped work/school the day before or when the the midnight show the day before.
It was very violent though. Before I saw it some TV review said the final battle (Obi-wan and the soon-to-be Darth) was really violent (and to take your kids up for popcorn then) but I though the others were more so, especially the implications of the scenes not seen. Anakin has some serious mental health issues, he’d be on some serious meds if he didn’t live so far far away (and a long time ago).
The special effects were awesome, everything seemed very real. Some of the scenes were way too busy though with all the ships and stars and laser beams floating all around.
And I know Natalie Portman can act, so why didn’t they let her?!?
Two minor spoiler: The tiny little globes with the buzz-saws why didn’t they just blow-up instead of sawing. When did R2 get all the extra gizmos and the maneuverability? (Actually the real question is when did he lose it?)
Here’s a preview for the 3rd (6th) Star Wars movie. It’s large, weighing in at 38MB, so don’t try it with dial-up….
I did actually look at my Amazon wishlist to see what there is that I “need”…
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has officially hit the stores this week (I bought the first copy at my local Borders yesterday). Trilogies have been popular in the movies for years. This week we look at questions based on some famous cinematic triumvarites:
From Theater Thursday (the parts in italics are from the meme, not me. The answers are mine.
This is an easy meme. Take this list of the top 100 movies from the IMDB and bold the movies you have seen. (I’m not sure where this is originally from). This IMDB list is from May 2004. My “have seen” list is as follows…
1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
6. Schindler’s List (1993)
7. Shichinin no samurai (1954) Sever Samurai
8. Casablanca (1942)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
10. Star Wars (1977)
11. Citizen Kane (1941)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
14. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
15. Rear Window (1954)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Memento (2000)
20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
22. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) The Godd, the Bad and the Ugly
23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
24. Psycho (1960)
25. Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) Amélie
26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)
30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
31. Vertigo (1958)
32. Matrix, The (1999)
33. Cidade de Deus (2002) City of God
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. C’era una volta il West (1968) Once Upon a Tim ein the Wesy
36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
37. Pianist, The (2002)
38. Third Man, The (1949)
39. Paths of Glory (1957)
40. Taxi Driver (1976)
41. Fight Club (1999)
42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) Spirted Away
43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. Boot, Das (1981)
46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
47. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
48. Chinatown (1974)
49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
50. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
51. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
52. All About Eve (1950)
53. M (1931)
54. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
55. Se7en (1995)
56. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
57. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
58. Rashômon (1950)
59. Raging Bull (1980)
60. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
61. Alien (1979)
62. American History X (1998)
63. Sting, The (1973)
64. Léon (1994)
65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
67. Vita è bella, La (1997) Life is Beautiful
68. Touch of Evil (1958)
69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
70. Finding Nemo (2003)
71. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73. Great Escape, The (1963)
74. Modern Times (1936)
75. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
76. Amadeus (1984)
77. On the Waterfront (1954)
78. Ran (1985)
79. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
80. Annie Hall (1977)
81. Wo hu cang long (2000) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
82. Jaws (1975)
83. Apartment, The (1960)
84. Braveheart (1995)
85. High Noon (1952)
86. Aliens (1986)
87. Fargo (1996)
88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
89. Shining, The (1980)
90. Metropolis (1927)
91. Blade Runner (1982)
92. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
93. City Lights (1931)
94. Donnie Darko (2001)
95. Duck Soup (1933)
96. Great Dictator, The (1940)
97. General, The (1927)
98. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) The Seventh Seal
99. Princess Bride, The (1987)
100. Dogville (2003)