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    Sunday, August 21, 2005

    Washington DC - Day 90

    It seemed like a movie-out weekend or something. We ended up watching another movie last night. This time, it was the movie that we had planned to watch two weeks earlier, if only Salman didn't get into a car accident (don't worry, it wasn't his fault, read my Day 76 posting for more details). Yes, the movie was Star Wars: Episode III. Finally, after it has gone from most theater, we watched it at Arlington Cinema 'N Drafthouse. It is a bar/drafthouse that shows "old" movies which have been phased out from mainstream theaters. The place is rather unique. I personally haven't watched movies in a restaurant-like setting where servers come and go while people are munching their buffalo wings. But I digress.

    The movie is by far, the best of the new trilogy (Episode 1-3). George Lucas finally got his act together. While the new trilogy won't be able to beat the old trilogy (Episode 4-6) in its masterpieceness, episode 3 ties all loose ends and provides good continuity with Episode 4. Maybe that's why it is better than the other two, because there are many more elements from the old trilogy in episode 3. It's a quite different type of movie I'd say, we knew what the end would be, but we didn't know how it got there. We knew that Anakin would become Darth Vader, we just didn't know how. Well, the movie answer this and then some.

    Graphics are cool as usual, it's rather given since it bears the Star Wars franchise. Storyline, though much improved, still lacks the originality and depth of the old trilogy in my opinion. Overall, I probably gonna give it a maximum of 4 stars out of 5.

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