Monday, August 25, 2008

The Clone Wars

Last night Alan and I went to the animated Star Wars movie, The Clone Wars.

Err, boy was that bad. How bad? How can I express this?... Here is a list of five other Star Wars related activities I'd rather have done.

1. Sit through a one man production of Hamlet performed by Jar Jar Binks.

2. Moderate a panel discussion on the Han shot first debate, and its sociological implications.

3. Eat a wamp rat, and they're about 2 meters long, I hear.

4. Sit through a one man production of Hamlet performed by Hayden Christensen.

5. View Sand People pornography.

It was bad.

Brian was wise enough to decide to stay home with his dad, because he said he had read "it has bad reviews". Alan and I should have listened.

Oh, and spoiler alert, as if anyone could harm the plot:

What's worse is that one of the villains, Zero the Hut, was such an over the top gay stereotype: a huge lisping queer slug, tattooed and be-feathered. Following the archetype used in the Lion King, he was the gay uncle out to kill his nephew for political power. Really, in all of the Star Wars univierse, the gay character has to be a Hut? I think I'll work out today.

Anyway, parents beware.

6 comments:

Kengo Biddles said...

I'm surprised you went after seeing episodes 1, 2 & 3. That alone would tell me that it was going to be AWFUL.

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

Somehow, I'm not the least bit surprised. Why do they even let George make any decisions at all any more?

JB said...

So it was as bad as it looked like it would be, huh? It looks like some friends got together and made a movie of them playing with their Legos. . .

Scot said...

"I'm surprised you went after seeing episodes 1, 2 & 3."

But I remember the others from my childhood so fondly!

Why do they listen to George, indeed.

"It looks like some friends got together and made a movie of them playing with their Legos. . ."

That could have been better.

I asked Alan what his favorite part was; he thought and said "You know, there wasn't one." And he loves Star Wars.

Abelard Enigma said...

When I saw the previews it struck me as a 'wait for the DVD' type movie. Now I'm thinking it'll be a 'pass on the DVD' movie.

Scot said...

Definitely pass.