“Star Wars: Episode II- Attack Of The Clones” Has Finally Arrived!
The 5th chapter in the “Star Wars” saga opens today and it has been much maligned in all facets of the press. And on one hand, I can see why. Parts of it are derivative of other films, and some of it could be construed as a bit slow. Meandering even.
But I didn’t see it that way.
Instead, in my afterthoughts of “Episode II” I keep coming back to something I wrote after I saw “Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace”:
“All that I want when I sit in a theatre to watch a ‘Star Wars’ film these days is to be magically transported back to a time when I was a young goofy kid and the films were unlike anything I had seen before. No matter the plot, effects or characters, as long as it delivers me to a place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and make me feel 9 years old again, then the film has done it’s job.”
And “Episode II” has done it’s job. And done it quite admirably! For some reason, I will cut this film, and however many “Star Wars” films George Lucas wants to make, some slack. I don’t and I won’t hold it up to the same criticisms that I would other films because it made me feel like a kid again.
I thoroughly enjoyed “Star Wars: Episode II- Attack Of The Clones” and I hope you do too! I’m not here to review it, I’m simply here to endorse it!
Enjoy the experience and the popcorn and I’ll see you at the movies!
Can I Get A Confirmation For July 16th?
A new reports says that Bruce Springsteen has previewed his new CD.
Please email me any copies you have!
May A Successful Weekend Be With You
Box-office analysts are predicting “Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones” will gross between $90 million and $100 million in its first four days of release.
Meanwhile, it’s also predicted U.S. businesses will lose $319 million in productivity due to employees calling in sick to see the movie.
As for me, I can’t wait to see it again!
Ques qui se pas?!?!
“Star Wars: Episode II- Attack Of The Clones” opens on screens across North America today, but only on a few in Quebec.
Distinct society, indeed!
It’s Going To Be A Girl
Tonight’s one hour season finale of “Friends” has some people guessing.
Group Wants Springsteen for Senate
Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office?
Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He’s leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey’s next U.S. senator.
A coalition calling itself “The Independence for New Jersey” launched a petition drive Tuesday to get the 800 signatures of registered voters required by June 4 to place Springsteen on the ballot.
It’s not that simple though, officials said. Springsteen would have to sign on to consent to becoming a candidate. His publicist did not return a call seeking comment.
Friedline, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., managed Jesse Ventura’s successful Minnesota gubernatorial campaign in 1998.
Not having talked with Springsteen, Friedline is uncertain of the 52-year-old singer’s ideology, but knows this: “His record shows that if he believes in a cause, he’ll get involved.”
Volunteers hope Springsteen would run as an independent this fall against incumbent U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli, a Democrat, and whichever Republican emerges from the June 4 primary. The Republican candidates are state Sen. Diane Allen, state Sen. John Matheussen and businessman Doug Forrester.
Go! Watch! Enjoy!
The long wait is finally over for us “Star Wars” fans.
‘Clones’ DVD May Hit Stores Quickly
The new “Star Wars” movie is hitting DVD at light speed compared with “The Phantom Menace.”
“Star Wars: Episode II ó Attack of the Clones” will be available on DVD this fall, the franchise’s creator, George Lucas, said last week in an interview at his film headquarters, Skywalker Ranch.
“Episode I ó The Phantom Menace” came out on videotape early in 2000, about 10 months after the film’s theatrical debut, but the DVD version was not released until a year and a half later. The delay resulted because Lucas was particular about refining deleted material and other DVD bonuses and was busy working on “Episode II.”
Lucas said he’d rather hold off on the “Attack of the Clones” DVD, as well, so he could spend more time tweaking the bonus material.
“But everybody says, `Oh, it’s so much more powerful if you bring it out in the same year as the movie,'” Lucas said. “So we’re doing our best to do that.”
Unfortunately for “Star Wars” fans, the original trilogy will not land on DVD until after Lucas finishes “Episode III,” due out in 2005, he said.