Monday, November 30, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode II

Look, I wasn’t terribly excited about watching it, so I’m doubting you’re terribly enthused about rehashing it.  However, it’s necessary.  Well, at least, for me.  So here it is – my review/reliving of the weakest chapter in the Star Wars saga. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode I

On the cusp of the unprecedented hype surrounding Star Wars (Episode VII) The Force Awakens, it was necessary to go back and watch all of them.  For the nth time.  Some argue that they should be watched in sequence of how they were released (IV-VI, I-III).  I argue that if you watch them like that, you end on a flatter note than if you just get the prequels out of the way first.  Though, as you’ll see in later my rankings are somewhat unorthodox.  So, as a format of sorts, I’m going to break down what I like/love about each film, sandwich in some outstanding questions, and end with what I loathe.  Then I’ll reveal where that film ranks. 

Unlike many Star Wars purists, I actually don’t have an immediate gag reflex when confronted by the idea of Episode I: The Phantom Menace.