Since my last blog post was about my trepidation over what lay in wait for me when I went to see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, I figured I'd drop a quick report on the experience.
Not bad. Not bad at all.
Sure there were a few spots that made me kinda chuckle. "Nooooo!" Heh.
But overall I liked it. Certainly more than any of the other prequels. My two daughters and I chowed down a huge bag of pop corn and had a fun ride. And in the end, isn't that what this stuff's about? I was happy to let go and have fun. (I think most folks in movie theaters are.)
The VFX were excellent, the animated bits were pretty strong. The plot moved well, the tapestry of the story seemed to move a little better than the other prequels. So I'm glad my misgivings were misplaced. I think the series managed to get back onto its feet and finish strong. Not too shabby, indeed.
Sidenote: when it's 98 degrees and humid on a mid-May day in Texas, there's nothing better than a big jug of diet soda in an air conditioned movie theater with your kids. Well, except maybe a giant tub of diet soda sitting neck deep in the pool with your kids.