Saturday, July 19, 2008

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Jon and I saw The Dark Knight with a few friends last night. Everyone should see it. Though a little on the long side (it felt like 2 movies instead of 1), it was still so much better than some of the other Batman flicks we've seen. Kudos to Heath Ledger. Wow. What a great loss.

Before the movie started, there was a preview to The Clone Wars, a new animated take on the old Star Wars movies. Watching it, all I could think was, MAN. This is what Logan's going to grow up with! :( Not the classic Star Wars stories that we all fell in love with (I grew up PROUD to look like Princess Leia), but this animated stuff instead. I'm sure it'll still be great, produced by the same Lucasfilm, but how can you really understand how TOUGH Luke's Jedi training is with Yoda, or how GROSS Jabba the Hutt is, or see the AGONY on Han Solo's face when he's frozen in carbonite, or the I-just-want-to-pick-them-up-and-hug-them-tight cuteness of the Ewoks, all portrayed through animation?

Am I getting OLD or what??

*sniff sniff*

Granted, Logan will probably think the stunts and special effects of the original episode are slow, boring and rudimentary. And will find using the force quite cheesy.

But, I'll be damned if that's going to stop me from showing him the movies anyway. Only then, appreciate the humor of the Family Guy's parody, he will.

1 comment:

cabriana said...

Dark Knight was CRAZY good!!!!!! We all saw it opening night as well. LOVED it!!!!!!!