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12 June 2005 @ 09:30 pm
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Revenge of the Sith was actually better the second time round ♥



Because I knew exactly what was going to happen this time, I could pay attention to some of the finer details. The scenes where Anikan kills the younglings (well, goes into the Jedi Temple to do so at least) and when all the troops turn on the Jedi's and kill them were a lot sadder to me this time round - a lot more poignant. Same with everyone's favourite tear-jerking scene at the end with Obi-Wan saying "you were my brother! I loved you!" - a lot more touching than the first time around. I do feel sorry for Darth Vader and after seeing RoTS, it's going to be hard watching the original trilogy and thinking of Darth Vader as being all evil & terrible; underneath there's just a boy who wanted to save the love of his life from dying. Somehow, it's hard to perceive someone as a ruthless killer with that underlying his inital turn to the dark side.

Then there's the irony of Anikan wanting to learn how to save Padme, only to be the one who kills her himself (perhaps not literally but definitely the broken heart that she dies of), and it's funny how we can look at that and probably apply it to our own lives, at least in that it became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Also, I have a question. So the lightsabers are red when they are being used by someone evil (eg, the Sith Lords, Chancellor Palpetine). So why then, when General Grevious had 4 of them and was fighting Obi-Wan, were his lightsabers not red? Obviously they were lightsabers taken from other Jedi Knights (ie, when he tries to take Anikan's & Obi-Wans at the beginning and puts them in his cloak pocket saying "they will join my collection"), but wouldn't they go red anyway? Surely the Chancellor, when everyone thought he was good at least, didn't have a bright red lightsaber until the end when it was revealed he was the Sith Lord? Anyway, that just confused me that General Grevious had blue & green sabers.

Okay, I'm done sounding like a majorly geeky fangirl ;) {At least until tomorrow, when I plan to try and watch 4, 5 & 6 ;)} Man, I could get right into this whole Star Wars thing. Oh, and I want a "little green friend" like Yoda, but doesn't everybody? ;)



In other news, vanilla coke & popcorn are not a good dinner. Ugh, I feel like crap. I'm going to bed.

Ps: are fencing and sword fighting the same thing? Either way, I want to learn how to do them ;)

 
 
 
 
 
♥Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu♥jupitersiren on June 12th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
I liked the movie and you make some interesting points. :)
Friday while watching Mr. & Mrs. Smith my dinner consisted of Nachoes, M&M's and a diet coke. Healthy huh?
winterswitchery on June 12th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
I think fencing is a bit different. My best friend Bern used to fence in college.
?%___heroi nfrost ed flakes___&;;distantsun on June 12th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Fencing's more like the safe sport that evolved from old sword fighting. For starters, you aren't aiming to kill your opponent! *l* Fencing has sportive armour and lightweight foils without sharp edges or points and there're rules and everyone speaks French. Sword fighting is more just the art of weilding a sword in a battle-ish situation. I've done a bit of sword fighting, it's pretty fun :)
Full-Pronged Fury!!!!: Cactuar (from lenne__)angerfork on June 12th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
I is not sure about the Lightsaber thing...Grievous, maybe he wasn't strong enough in the force to be a full Sith Lord, as those that seem to have Red Lightsabers are...

As far as the chancellor goes, I don't think anyone knew that he had a light saber...I think they thought of him as some weak government guy. I could be wrong though...

Hope all is well!!
Josepheurythmic_salad on June 12th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Well...as far as the lightsabers go, in the books and games the color is determined the type of crystal in the hilt. I don't think it has anything to do with if you're a Sith or Jedi. Each lightsaber is constructed by it's Jedi (or Sith) and each one is unique. Perhaps the Sith dress code requires red sabers? If so, it wouldn't change automatically according to if you're drawing on the Dark Side or Light. You'd have to modify the saber.

As for Grievous, he didn't have any force powers. He was just a really good fighter. The extra arms helped a bit I'm sure. Grievous linky

Be wary of Star Wars fandom...it will draw you in as it has drawn me....

signora oriente: bond ; star warsplathsrevenge on June 12th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
yes, well worded. each crystal/colour is related to certain qualities. like blue is calm, or something. i can't remember. but the reason the sith use red is for the same reason. you'd just have to look up the specific meanings.

also, yes, it gets way geekier. proceed with caution, jade.
    scarlet's walk: yoda !kisstheviolets on June 16th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
thankyou for the info!! :D
i am not sure if i am brave enough to do too much more research, lol ;)
jenny renee [Chucky] ♥backofbourke on June 12th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
Fencing was a requirement for my high school gym class and it was actually a lot more fun than I thought. I felt small in the heavy safety equipment (I don't think they had "short" people in mind when they bought the stuff), but it was worth it.
::~::Jeannie::~::: madonna - eyeimmortal_wicca on June 12th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm complete geeky fangirl where Star Wars is concerned at the moment!! lol!!
aeval_arduina on June 13th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
i'm not reading this because i don't want to know >_< *closes eyes*

i'm not commenting much because alot of personal things recently.
it's the same reason why i'm not writing, but that's changing soon.

so, if you could re-add me (i know it's been awhile) i would go:

squee! (o^_^o)

just for you.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 13th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
readded, hon :)
aeval_arduina on June 13th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
squee!