Have fun with The Force Awakens, Megamixer. Revenge of the Sith is okay(it's easily the best of the prequel trilogy - although, that's not exactly hard). I think the problem with the prequels, was that "Vader's Story" didn't have much too it. Only really the last film went into that, and that's one of the reasons why it's the best one.Megamixer wrote:In preparation for going to see Force Awakens, I've been re-watching the previous movies. Polished off the prequel trilogy and finally watched Episode III properly (not watched it all the way through for some reason before now). I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith; it links up to the start of A New Hope quite well, the battle with Obi Wan and Anakin is dramatic and The Emperor is once again played so damn well by Ian McDiarmid. Easily the darkest of the lot and I felt a bit sorry for Mace Windu being double-teamed like that An easy 7/10.
Also watched Gran Torino for the first time and I can probably say that it's now one of my favourite movies.
Gran Torino is ace as well. Eastwood might be old, but it is one of his finest films, and best performances.
Anyway, last night I re-watched Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. I had seen it in the cinema on its cinematic release. Errrmmm - I think that there's an interesting film trying to get out of it, but it's perhaps a little hampered. For one thing - it's about 30 minutes too long. There's some interesting ideas here. It's ironic that the whole Kidman and Cruise thing, and what happened afterwards - I can't help but think that this film contributed to that.