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Away From Home

Sunday, May 22, 2005

More on Episode III

A few more thoughts on Episode III that I neglected to post last night:

I hate the PowerPoint-style transitions. When switching from one scene to the next, rather than just having a blank frame and then starting the next scene (you know, like a normal movie would), Lucas apparently thought it'd be better to show off his 1337 PowerPoint skillz. Most of the transitions were there, too. The screen wipe, the one that changes the screen like the hands of a clock, even the window blinds. Window blinds! *slaps Lucas with a large trout*

Oh, and if the other movies had the same transitions, well, then Lucas needs to get trout-slapped for those too.

There was actually one exception to the "terrible acting" aspect of this movie. Ewan McGregor did a good job. Other than him, everyone else was bad. Even Samuel L. Jackson was disappointing, and I never thought I'd say that.


  • Yes, they use the crappy transitions in other Star Wars films as well, and they look freaking awful in those as well.

    Perhaps we should start sending him dead fish in newspaper, then he'll get the message.

    By Blogger Logan C. Adams, at 5/22/2005 02:55:00 PM  

  • While the transitions are crappy, I think the movies would have a totally different feel without them. That, however, is merely my two cents.

    By Blogger Mela, at 5/23/2005 10:51:00 AM  

  • Mela: Maybe, just maybe, that would be a good thing.

    By Blogger Scott, at 5/23/2005 11:55:00 AM  

  • Scott: DON'T YOU KNOW GEORGE LUCAS IS A GOD?!?!?!?!?! To question him is heresy! YOU MUST DIE! ~.^ Kidding, kidding...but it might have been a good thing. However, for some of us, the transitions did not take away from teh movie. Further, I don't believe transitions make any great difference. A slight difference maybe...but not a great one. ^.^ <3

    By Blogger Mela, at 5/23/2005 04:38:00 PM  

  • I'm glad the transitions didn't take away from the movie for you. However, for me, they did, and that was the whole point of my post.

    Transitions shouldn't make a difference. In fact, they shouldn't even be noticed. Transitions are like a network administrator: When they're good, you never have to think about them. When they're bad, you realize it in a hurry.

    By Blogger Scott, at 5/23/2005 07:34:00 PM  

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