Critic Review - Cinefantastique

Despite ... an unresolved storyline that paves the way for its dismal sequel, Empire remains in many ways the best (indeed the last good) Star Wars film.

July 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Comments (8)
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Joe V.

Joe Vincent

Unresolved storyline? Dismal sequel? What are you talking about? What part of this story did you feel was not complete? Return of the Jedi wrapped it up nice and neatly. True, RotJ was not as good as its two successors but it's far from dismal.

Oct 5 - 08:30 AM

David B.

David Bastardo

I do not agree. Everything in the story was covered up nicely, and the Prequels are good movies, just admit it and let your inner demons of complexity aside.

Mar 6 - 08:42 PM

Joseph Blackburn

Joseph Blackburn

Prequels were garbage.Scene 1: Jedi's trapped by Destroyers, they hav ability of superhuman speed,Jedi's a blur when they take off, yet at the end of the film, Obiwan does not use super speed when trying to catch up w/ Q & DM, gets trapped in large corridor w/ red force fields.(which makes no sense) He had more than enuf time to use jedi super speed. The room where they are having epic LS duel, An abysmal room w/ hundreds of catwalks that go nowhere. What is the purpose of this room?) Scene 2: Jedi's trapped in room w/poison gas. They dont cut through a wall w/ LS, Jedi's can hold there breathe for a very long time. (But they need a device to breath under water? After enuf time 4 poison to kill people, Bad guy opens door, What? How about leaving the door shut for 24 hours, pump more gas in! Just a bunch of morons in this movie. Nobody does anything a real person would do in these situations Scene 3:Jedi's need to travel under water. They got no gear but just happen to hav a breathing apparatis to go under water. Light saber, some credits & a breathing apparatis, how convenient. There are no dynamic scenes. Everything is shot in a straight firward, boring way. The dialogue is dreadful with NO memorable dialogue. Quigon is constantly trying to cheat people, more of a 'grifter' than a jedi.kid plays Anakin is terrible, he was only in one other movie after this, hes so bad his acting career was over.Lets not forget Jar Jar. Stepping on poop, camel farting, what silly nonsense. How about the confusing negotiations to get ship parts from that flying jewish alien dude? How bout jedi just cuts his head off, use force to free Anakin. What about 'medichlorians'? Microbes in blood stream gives you the force? Totally different concept when Obiwan was xplainig to Luke.Ruined idea & mythology of the force.Gosh, this movie is awful.125 million dollar piece of junk.Lucas punked everyone cuz people paid to see this crap. N

Mar 1 - 12:27 AM

Joseph Blackburn

Joseph Blackburn

Return of the jedi, although entertaining was not awesome, Lucas ran out of ideas & creativity so he said, uh, lets build a new death star. Another duel w/ vader, & how dumb are stormtrooperw? Ewoks build elaborate booby traps just a few yard from the forcefield out post. They go undetected. giant swinging logs, a huge bundle of logs, how did these things go undetected? How can little wooden spears take out storm troopers, they are covered in armor.Should hav been a dozen guards watching the front door? Empire security sucks How do they rule the galaxy? & what a missed opportunity for Boba Fett. He could have been bad ass in this movie, he's a bufoon who ends up getting eatin'. Movie more like a comedy than a serious syfy sage. It was a fun movie, but dissapointing when compare to Empire & original star wars.

Mar 1 - 12:40 AM

Joseph Blackburn

Joseph Blackburn

All the Star Wars prequels deserve to be on Mystery Sciuenc ethater. They are truly awful, terrible movies. In the 3rd film, anakin should have fought Obiwan, first, then become Darth Vader, (helmet & suit), and then he whould have gone out 7 killed the other jedis. Anakin was such a whiny little bitch in all these films, BU

Mar 1 - 12:45 AM

Joseph Blackburn

Joseph Blackburn

As i was saying, Anakin was a whiny little bitch in these movies, a punk. Watch & listen to Darth Vader, you'll notice he is nothing like Anakin from the prequels. DV isn't impulsive, or whiny, He' strategic, matter of fact & only speaks when he has something important to say. Every time he opens his mouth he says a classic line, that is important & moves the story forward as well. Anakin never spoke like DV. Also- Anakin becomes DV just cuz he wants to save Padme? & then he chokes her to death,(he thinks). Obiwan, jedi council takes him in, cares for him, trains him , & as movie progresses, he figures out who darthsidius is, Anakin says he'd like to kill DS, but joins his side 10 minutes later. WTfrak?Horrible, horrible film. Everyone hypes this movie up, It's terrible. Darth Sidious makes so many mistakes no way his plan have really worked. Has Duku killed when he couldve used him, Duku, After all was a powerul Sith. Sidious learns Naboo has a new army of Gungans. His reply; "This will work to our advantage". What? Nothing any body says or does make ssense in this movie. The bad guy robots land in a field, hundreds of miles away from the city to fight Giungans. Uh, why didn't they just land in the city & level the place? Pointless battle. Forcefields on space ships doorways are blasted by Anakin on the out side of the ship & the fields are turned off? Why would u have force fields that can be turned off on the out side? Jedis ship is destroyed on the inside of the Trade Federation ship. Leaving evidence & debris every where Thats a huge mess to clean up. Why didn't they just let the jedi get back on the ship, once it left port, blast them into oblivion! Gosh this movie is awful! Were all the producers, directors, technicians huffin' Dioxin throughout the making of this film? What about the fans who liked this pile of trash? And what about the fans like me, who spent my money to see this crap, I also paid for many nieces & nephews to see these films. Lucas took a big crap on all of us fans & laughed all the way to the bank. You all should be outraged. Could there b more? DV made c3po? when c3po meets Lukes uncle in Star Wars, uncle Owen doesn't remember 3po or R2? Really? Yes, the robots got their minds wiped, not Uncle Owen or Aunt Beru. I would have remembered those 2 robots. What are the odds 3po lands on tatooine & found by the same relatives of Anakin? THE SON OF ANAKIN? And why didn't R2 fly in the original trilogy? He could in 'Attack of the Clones'. There was plenty of opportunity to do so. R2 had the ability in the prequels, but they dont acknowledge it in the 1st trilogy, thats bcuz he couldnt fly. people we all got punked. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, i loved the orignal trilogy, but the prequles were hollow, empty, & sterile, a bunch of actors w/ no emotions walking in front of obvious blue screensfollowing a plot that makes no sense spewing Banal dialog, . Please, burn all your copies. If everyone gets together, destroy all copies of the prequel Trilogy, maybe someone will reboot the series & do it right. Next time George, hire a good screenwriter, Listen to your producers & their ideas, & let someone else direct your movie.Your tool bleepin' old, fat 7 rich to have any perspective. Who was the hack who helped you write this junk? You had 20 years to make a good series. WTFRAK? Pure junk. George Lucas please apologize to your fans 7 reunf their money. Bleeop You, George Lucas.

Mar 1 - 01:38 AM

Lowell Renold

Lowell Renold

Return of the Jedi was AWESOME!!! Okay, it wasn't perfect. I mean, it did rehash some bits from the first two movies (like a second Death Star) But who cares? Whatever weakness it has, it makes up for in the strengths. The relationships with the characters was more strong than in any of the other movies. There was a lot of heart and good humor. And plus, PRINCESS LEIA IN THE GOLD BIKINI!!!! How can a straight guy not like that? BTW, EWOKS RULE!!!!

Nov 30 - 05:43 PM

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