Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, May 23, 2005
One phenomenon that I will never comprehend - or, using the more technically correct term, grok - is people standing in line for weeks or longer to see the latest SF blockbuster movie. I went to the new Star Wars on the day it opened, which is something of a personal tradition. I prepared myself for some lines; in fact, I had to wait behind exactly one person, then bought my tickets and went in. So why stand in line for weeks when others who don't can get the same tickets? Is your life really that short of things to do?
And the film? More or less as others have reviewed it: a good movie that could have been great if the dialogue were better. Not up to the first trilogy, but substantially better than the other two prequels. The ending segues nicely to a setup of the original trilogy, although no explanation is or could be given for the fact that Obi Wan Kenobi chooses to hide himself and the infant Luke on Anakin's home planet.