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Monday, May 16, 2005  

Revenge of the Sith
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Can you feel the excitement? The hype-machine is reaching critical mass and I for one am completely caught-up in it. I mean it is friggin STAR WARS!! And the final chapter of a sage begun some 30 years ago. I don't care what you think of Episode I or Episode II this is a whole different beast. Even if the film is sub-par and horribly botched by Lucas it is still a momentous event in pop-cultural and cinematic history. We will soon witness the birth of the greatest villain in the history of cinema.

I've been trying to compose a post about the legacy of Star Wars and what it means to me for weeks now, but it is just too big, it runs too deep into my core to easily distill into a weblog entry. Some of my earliest memories involve AT-ATs and Yoda and C3P0 alarm clocks. I am, at the center, the very image of the geeky Star Wars fan. I may not have a storm-trooper costume or Empire tattoo but I'm still pretty heavily invested in the mythos. (Which isn't to say I think Lucas is infallible but Iâ??ll certainly give him the benefit of the doubt.)

Anyway, the point is the last Star Wars film is happening this week and I feel like a kid on Christmas eve. Even the marketing onslaught (with the exception of the "Yoda wants my diet Pepsi" spot) is exciting to me. Iâ??m such a rube that Iâ??ll buy cheese-its just because Vader is on the box, and they will actually taste better to me. So if you are one of those ppl who are too-cool-for-school and have jumped on the hatin' bandwagon or have anything to say that isn't, "I'm so happy to be alive now because I actually get to see the lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan and Vader." then fuck-off and don't harsh on my vibe.

posted by JMV | 5/16/2005 02:30:00 PM
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