Sunday, May 29, 2005

Bow before me....

It's pretty close.. I AM eeevvillll... And I DO have bad skin (Joshua.. you can stop laughing now)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The circle is now complete...

That's it. I'll never have another Star Wars movie to look forward to again. If all the comments the latest film has received are anything to go by, that may not be such a bad thing.

After listening to all my Star Wars weirdo friends, I walked into the cinema last night thinking:

And I must say I wasn't too far off.

While the effects and fight scenes were great and the story itself is still really cool, the quality of the acting and the script were pretty abysmal at times. To say some bits were cheesy is a bit of an understatement... We're talking Vieux Boulogne here (supposedly the world's stinkiest cheese)... Take for instance the already infamous "Hold me" scene... Or the clip where the new mechanised Darth Vader goes "NOOOOO!" after hearing from Darth Sidious that Padme was dead.

Oh well... I'm sure you'll find many other blogs that have far more colourful ways to express their disappointment.

Did anyone else find how the movies are kinda trapped between two totally different eras of film-making a little weird? Most of the screenwipes were reminscent of the originals as was Darth Vader's costume. I guess it's cool in a way, but it's a bit hard in this day and age to imagine someone building anything with a huge red light, a huge green light and a whole bunch of huge rocker switchers on it and putting it on a cyborg's chest. Perhaps if Obi-Wan had just reached out and played with some those switches. He my have just gotten old Vader to reboot or go into "debug" mode or something. Then again, there's a theory that it's actually the lighting control panel for the light technician for KISS.

Having said all that, I'm still a huge Star Wars fan. In my mind, the originals will always rock. The trilogy of prequels though disappointing I guess do set the whole story up. I guess I'll be watching Episodes IV, V and VI this weekend to re-affirm my faith in The Force lest I slip to the "Pink Paisley Side".

The good news is, should you ever do a Star Wars epic movie marathon, you'll be watching the original three movies LAST! WOOHOO! Anyone game?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Only now, at the end, do you understand.

It's been 28 years since Star Wars was first realeased and 22 years since Luke kicked some serious Sith ass to end the whole dark side malarkey... And tomorrow I shall watch the final (and yet not so final due to the curse of the prequel) installment of the Star Wars err.. trilogy.. quadrology.. quintology.. sexology? hmm... That sounds SERIOUSLY wrong... It's a real word though. I looked it up. :P

Those of you who've been here before already know that I'm not getting my hopes up too much. So I'm sitting here trying to think of how I can be "unexcited"... I mean, if I really wanted to get into the mood, I could put on a Darth Vader/Yoda/Luke (darned wannabes)/Princess Leia/R2D2 outfit, bring a light saber and try to sneak into the cinema without a ticket by using Jedi mind tricks.

But how exactly do you act UN-excited?

Well.. I'll just be going to work in the morning... Stop by the gym for a bit after work... Grab something to eat... Read a bit... And oh... Maybe just pop down to the cinema to watch the movie with a few (17 to be exact) friends... Hopefully the whole going to watch the "last ever" episode of Star Wars thing will slip my mind up 'til about 10:59 and I'll be like "hmm.. HEY! I'm supposed to be watching a movie in a bit... I'd better mosey on over there so I'm not too late"

Sigh... Gearing up for a let down is so depressing. It may be better if I just get all psyched up and let myself be totally devastated by the disappointment.

Oh well... At least the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy is coming out soon... Hopefully that won't be TOO depressing...

"Do not give in to hate. That leads to the dark side."

Monday, May 23, 2005

Such an idiot... I am.

I can't believe it! Today is a public holiday so I thought I'd be really disciplined and go to the gym. I drove all the way there, parked my car, walked to the gym, checked in, put my bag in the locker... and realized I didn't bring my shoes.... AGAIN!

That's the THIRD time this week! Geeez! What's wrong with me?

I have you now!

Got this off one of my schoolmates (thanks JJ!).

I thought it was really cool! Darth Vader will guess what you're thinking.
Don't cheat!

Do not understimate the power of the dark side!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Force is strong with this one....

OK... So everyone is having their go at how utterly crap the latest Star Wars movie is. I've got tickets for Tuesday and now my expectations are REALLY REALLY low. But wait! That's a good thing! It's gonna be pretty hard to disappoint me now! Wooha! In your face! Haha! I'm gonna enjoy it so much more than all you guys who were wagging your tickets at me over the past few days. :P

Anyway.... Considering all the bad press and criticism, why are we even going to watch the movie anyway? I've had this conversation a few times with other (non-mental) Star Wars buffs and even though we've always reached some kind of conclusion, it still baffles me that in spite of ALL the negative feedback, we're all STILL going to pay the n RM/yen/quid/euros/bushels of potatoes/Altairian dollars for the ticket, queue up at the cinema with scores of impatient suckers just like us, dress up like yoda/windoo/vader/luke(wannabes :P)/obiwan, buy some popcorn and sit down to be disappointed by the film where it has been alleged that "a piece of plywood would have done a better job of playing Anakin". Somehow, it's one of those things that just "has to be done". Why?

Someone from another planet would probably think that we're either mad or that the second wave of Star Wars movies were some sort of ingenious scam that has managed to make some people incredibly rich while leaving the rest of the planet a little puzzled and extremely disappointed.

I like to think it's a combination of BOTH. So... In order to try and build my marketing skills in the hope that I can fall in the "perpetrator of ingenious scams to make myself incredibly rich" category, I'm gonna use a shameless sell-out plug to try and get more people to visit this site and read my random scribblings (so that hopefully I can make myself incredibly rich by selling dumdumdumdumdadumdumdadum t-shirts, mugs and nappies) by offering ONE FREE ticket to see Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith at TGV KLCC on Tuesday (24th May 2005) @ 11pm. (Terms and conditions apply)

All you have to do to win this ticket is post a Star Wars related response here by noon on Monday the 23rd of May 2005. I will then pick the most amusing entry with the advice of my very capable panel of judges.

So what are you waiting for? Post ANYTHING you want! You can even say why you deserve to win the ticket or take a pot-shot at me for setting up a blog that is of absolutely no value at all to the human race (though I hear the mice may be interested).

Terms and conditions of free ticket contest:
1) The author has absolute and final say in decision of the winning post.
2) Winner of contest has to acknowledge that is a very worthile blogsite to visit.
3) Winner of contest will turn up for the movie in full "Jar-Jar-Binks" outfit.
4) "Panel of judges" consists of my lucky-8-ball that gives "yes/no" type answers and a excel spreadsheet that picks random entries from a defined list.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Join me, and together we shall rule the galaxy

ahh.. so this is what it's like to own a blog

So now I can happily leave it here in a constant state of disrepair. If my blog were to have a personality, it would probably be like Marvin "the paranoid android" (if you don't know who/what he is, you're missing out - ).