I Stay awake all night again, Janne manages about an hour or so before I woke him up to take him to the airport at 4 a.m. I Get him there at about 5.30 drop him off and cruise back to the house before 6.
On my arrival back at 53, Dad decides that he wants to watch Attack of the Clones. So on it goes and he promptly falls asleep. I recline on the chair and watch the film by myself and wait for the Monaco Grand Prix.
The race was soooo cool. The Red Bull car was sponsored by Episode III and the pit crew are dressed as Stormtroopers.
Tracey dropped Mo off at Gran's so I decided to spend some Uncle time with him - love him to bits.
Okay. Before you read this I should warn there are spoilers included - if you haven't seen the movie and intend to, skip this bit.
From the Lucasfilm logo to the Splash screen and scrolling introduction the goose bumps didn't abate. The film launched straight into action, no messing about as our hero's are out to save the Chancellor from Count Dooku. The opening space battle scene was superb, all action all the way, and the sound was simply awesome - coolness ...
Ian McDiarmid totally stole the show, from his first appearance to his transformation into the Emperor he was magnificent. Hayden held his own towards the end, and I felt he made a much better bad guy than a good one. Nat Nat was as gorgeous and sublime as ever but I felt that Mr McGregors English accent was a little forced.
The battle in the lava pit between Obi Wan and Anakin was amazing, the best light sabre duel ever. And the resulting damage caused to Anakin to produce Vader was excellent. It was dark enough to satisfy any Star Wars Geek.
I'd say, all in all, it was the best conceived ending to the saga possible. Lucas did it proud. It's not touching the original trilogy by any means, but it does at last answer all the Vader questions ... Gonna go see it again tomorrow ...
Star Wars fever has really hit!
It's all over the news and everywhere you look. Stormtrooper's rock!
I remember when I was a kid back in '77, even though they were the bad guys, that's what I wanted to be when I grew up - a Stormtrooper. By the time I'd seen SW: ANH (Star Wars - A New Hope for all you philistines ...) for the tenth or eleventh time, my dreams of being a Stormtrooper had faded slightly because I wouldn't be able to fly the Millennium Falcon, not unless I'd be able to impound the ship that is. I now wanted to be Han Solo. The Scruffy Lookin' Nerf Herder who only cared about himself and his ship. What a life that would be, speeding through that galaxy, far, far away, smuggling spices and making the famed Kessel run in less than 12 par-secs. Man, that would be sweet.
But things change. Instead of a space pirate, or armour wearing soldier for the Empire, I end up punching keys for a living. What do kids dream about nowadays? What is there for them to aspire to? I don't think Lucas's latest films will give the kids the same urge to become a character or jump to light speed, I mean who the feck would want to be Jar Jar!! So what? I'm only saying this because of my nephew. What's in store for him? I think the best thing to do is to make sure I start him early on the Bible that is Star Wars. With this in mind I play him a couple of trailers that I store on my mobile, hoping to light that spark. Maybe 3 months is a little too young though ...
Did a little editing of chapter 3 again today, boy it's long. Need to make some major changes for ease of reading.