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  1. First of all, Levi will be here shortly and he’ll have your hide. Second:
    “I looked at Denise and said, “You know, Yoda needs a cane just to get around… how will he even be able to move after being catapaulted against that metal bulkhead with the full force of the Emperor?” Yet, miraculously… well, you know the rest and it’s just not believable.”
    Dan and I just finished watching all three of the first Star Wars movies (which are really the last three). It’s funny you said this about Yoda because in Empire Strikes Back, Luke runs into Yoda without knowing who he is. Yoda has like brain damage. He’s not the serious Yoda we see in the new movies. He’s like crazed! He acts like a silly, talking animal at the zoo. He starts eating something of Luke’s and R2D2 tries to take it away and then the droid and Yoda fight over the scrap and Yoda is saying,” Mine, mine, mine!”
    It’s really funny.
    I think being thrown around so much actually DID have an effect on him; that, and living in that swamp all alone for who knows how long…
    Anyways, when he dies in Return of the Jedi (we watched it last night) he is so cute and adorable. I want to scoop him up in his little blankie and squeeze him.

    June 27, 2005
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  2. Sadie Lou said:

    First of all, Levi will be here shortly and he’ll have your hide. Second:
    “I looked at Denise and said, “You know, Yoda needs a cane just to get around… how will he even be able to move after being catapaulted against that metal bulkhead with the full force of the Emperor?” Yet, miraculously… well, you know the rest and it’s just not believable.”
    Dan and I just finished watching all three of the first Star Wars movies (which are really the last three). It’s funny you said this about Yoda because in Empire Strikes Back, Luke runs into Yoda without knowing who he is. Yoda has like brain damage. He’s not the serious Yoda we see in the new movies. He’s like crazed! He acts like a silly, talking animal at the zoo. He starts eating something of Luke’s and R2D2 tries to take it away and then the droid and Yoda fight over the scrap and Yoda is saying,” Mine, mine, mine!”
    It’s really funny.
    I think being thrown around so much actually DID have an effect on him; that, and living in that swamp all alone for who knows how long…
    Anyways, when he dies in Return of the Jedi (we watched it last night) he is so cute and adorable. I want to scoop him up in his little blankie and squeeze him.

    June 27, 2005
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  3. Anonymous said:

    Bo, that was the funniest review of all time!
    I’ve always thought Yoda was lamely produced. When he fights in one of the movies, (can’t remember which) it’s reminiscent of Levi animating one of his stuffed animals to do martial arts as he used to when he was little. ( and probably still does behind closed doors.)
    Don’t be surprised if my son leaves our church over this. You’ve gone to far this time.

    June 27, 2005
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  4. Lol! That was a pretty funny review, although, I actually did like the movie. However, I read the script beforehand so I knew the dialogue was awful so I just sat back and watched the action.

    Yes, Yoda was way more cool in the original series. I’d take puppets over CGI any day, even though computers put food on the table for us.

    June 27, 2005
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  5. said:

    Remember now, I began by saying it’s probably a fine film and I was in a “mood” when I went to see it. Also, sound is a HUGE factor to me… I love high quality audio (I could never understand how pro musicians could stomach such horrible home audio equipment).

    My criticisms are actually pretty minor and probably would have gone unnoticed, if the sound was good and they didn’t start cascading the CGI stuff out at the beginning.

    One thing, also. Everyone said this one was more violent or something. I’m sorry, but I can remember way back and I think the most frightening creature I ever saw in a Star Wars episode was that giant thing Jaba the Hut was feeding his enemies to! I imagine there are still grown up children everywhere who get goosebumps whenever they hear a pig squeal!

    June 27, 2005
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  6. Dan and I watched The Empire Strikes Back and you know what was really scary? That beast that attacked Luke and strung him up by his ankles in his cave. He was wicked looking!

    June 28, 2005
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  7. Sadie Lou said:

    Dan and I watched The Empire Strikes Back and you know what was really scary? That beast that attacked Luke and strung him up by his ankles in his cave. He was wicked looking!

    June 28, 2005
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  8. said:

    Bo, your breaking my heart!

    Sadie turned against me, don’t you turn against me too!

    June 29, 2005
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  9. Sadie Lou said:

    …but I still love you Levi.

    June 29, 2005
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  10. said:

    I appreciate your candor, Bo. Obviously the dark side has clouded young Levi’s mind so that he believes Revenge of the Sith was actually a good movie.

    June 30, 2005
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  11. Team Kerbel said:

    I appreciate your candor, Bo. Obviously the dark side has clouded young Levi’s mind so that he believes Revenge of the Sith was actually a good movie.

    June 30, 2005
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  12. said:

    Levi, look deep into your heart… you know it to be true…

    June 30, 2005
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  13. Tony Moran said:

    I take all your points. I tended to let them pass by though and tried to enjoy the movie. What I really found difficult to swallow though was Anakins seduction by the dark side. I found the whole process of the Emperors seduction to be hamfisted and just not very convincing. Mr Lucas sure knows how to put on a good laserfight or adventure but when it comes to political intrigue and human nature when it comes to power, greed and motivation he should have brought someone else in to help. I understand Anakin wanted to save his Padme from the death in his dreams, but I dont think it would be enough to enthrall someone into usurping absolute power and destroying the Jedi council. I would think the desire for absolute power would have been the driver for that in itself, I would have found more convincing the age-old desire for power rather than a sort of last ditch effort to potentially one-day learn the power of healing. In any event Padme dies, why doesnt Anakin then revert, yes it is rather too late to return things to how they were, but if the main reason for him moving to the Dark Side no longer exists anyway, whats the point in continuing.

    January 25, 2007
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  14. Buh-wheat said:

    Bold call on the “up to 11” line. A louder 10 might be nice, but nothing beats going to 11.

    November 4, 2008
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