Lem, Oliver, and I should really dress up and pose for a photo like this. (enlarge)
Update ah, the wonders of Photoshop can make wishes come true. (before and after)
Did Lucas redeem himself from episodes I and II? I think so! But then, I didn’t think episodes I and II were that bad (I’m easy to please).
Chesney and I saw Episode III with the cousins over the weekend, and it was just as good as everyone has been saying it is. Sure, there was cheese, but not a lot of cheese–certainly not as much love cheese as in II, and thankfully even less Jar-Jar. This is also the most action-packed and least light-hearted Star Wars. The best thing about this movie was getting to see how it really tied into Episodes IV, V, and VI, tying up any loose ends and questions that we had from watching the original 3 movies.
This movie also reinforced what a theme of all tragedies throughout history, from Macbeth to King Arthur to well, Star Wars:
The downfall of a man always lies in a woman. Heh.