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11 May 2005 @ 12:45 pm
More Star Wars geeking  
While looking for scripts so i could find out exactly what Yoda said about Sith Lords i found the "78 reasons to hate Star Wars Episode 1" page. Obviously it focuses a bit more on the details than i did, but it is amusing. Linked to it is also 64 reasons to hate Episode 2, 12 nitpicks with Episode 4, 8 Nitpicks with episode 5, and 17 nitpicks with episode 6. I haven't actually looked at those pages yet though so i don't know if they're as good.

However this "50 Reasons why Return of the Jedi Sucks" page (from 2000) is also fairly amusing, especially since when looking back at it some of the problems with Episode 1 were rather ominously foretold.

Oh, and after reading the list i agree with the bit about "why do the battle droids talk to each other?" and the bit about how whenever some major piece of equipment fails they never have what they need to repair it, but if they need some little device to overcome a personal challenge they just _happen_ to have an underwater breather or a grappling hook gun or whatever.
 
 
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Geoffthegreatgonz on May 11th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
From the first link:

The Phantom Menace is not a good title at all.

This has to be my all-time #1 pet peeve. Not the title. The way everyone says the title is dumb (ditto "Attack of the Clones"). This observation is usually made by people who were young children (or not born) when Empire came out, and so have never gotten around to noticing that "The Empire Strikes Back" is also a profoundly dumb title, and that this is in fact a stylistic choice (to imitate the overwrought titles of the serials that Star Wars, after all, is intended to emulate), not a lack of taste.

Some of the other reasons are equally ill-thought-out, or irrelevant, but I have to say I agree with most of them.

I also quite liked the second link's observation about Yoda:

"In Empire, Yoda was a sagacious sprite who brought to mind Gælic legend. In Jedi, he's an annoying toad who sounds like Super Grover"
DonAithnendonaithnen on May 12th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
I don't think the title is very good, but i don't think it's worth getting worked up about. "Attack of the Clones" is a much better title than "The Phantom Menace" though.

(Although it ties into the thing about which side the clones are fighting on, but that's really a different issue.)