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Friday, August 19, 2011
"This is ridiculous!" Leo shouted out at some point during his first ever viewing of Star Wars. I hadn't seen it for 100 years and was surprised how, for at least the first half hour, it looked just like a Roger Corman B movie. Also surprised that 1 out of 1000 was the average for laser shots hitting their target. But after it got going, it was, of course, lots of fun and filled with enjoyable characters. We did have to suffer through the George Lucas "tweaked" version with added CGI effects that were so painfully obvious that you could almost see the scissor cuts and tape around them. Leo (again, who had no idea beforehand of the difference) would yell "AARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!" whenever some new addition to the film popped up. Lucas seems to just get worse as time goes on, starting with the high points of THX 1138 to American Graffiti to Star Wars 1, 2 and 3 (I don't care if they're now 4,5 and 6) to Indiana Jones to the low points of, well, everything else.
Even with the moaning, Leo awarded the movie 3 and a half stars and wants the next 2 placed at the top of the Netflix list!