Friday, February 19, 2010

Episode I Review

This is exploding online so here's another place it can blow. Here's a seven part deconstruction of Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace that nails it at every angle. From major mistakes in dramatic storytelling to geeky plot holes, this guy gives the best reason why we walked out of that movie, thinking, "But it has to be good. It's Star Wars!"

As film criticism it's spot on. As comedy it's a little shaky. Some of the jokes land with a thud and he goes dark for no reason at all. And his juxtoposition of insightful criticism from a dumb persona is just confusing. So you may have to ignore some jokes.

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You Facebook readers will have to go straight to my blog. But it's worth it.

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