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Happy anniversary to [livejournal.com profile] vixyish and [livejournal.com profile] gfish!!

Oh, and it's the 25th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
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Hey [livejournal.com profile] gfish, I finally found somewhere that sells UN flags.
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Happy first anniversary to [livejournal.com profile] vixyish and [livejournal.com profile] gfish!
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In just two short days from now, Miss [livejournal.com profile] vixyish will be Mrs. Vixy Fish.
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So. I went to see the midnight showing of Attack of the Clones with [livejournal.com profile] gfish and [livejournal.com profile] vixyish tonight. And it pretty much sucked. Stupid title, weak script, wooden acting, bad dialogue, gratuitous clothing rippage, too many gimmicky phrases, too much Jedi teen angst, *still* too much Jar-Jar, and a whole host of new vehicles that honestly look like they were only created to boost action figure sales. And the theater was too damned hot.

The visual effects were stunning, however, if somewhat overdone (but c'mon, it's Lucas), and Samuel L. Jackson is a badass. They also did a far better job of rendering Yoda -- my biggest peeve about Phantom Menace was that they made CG Yoda look even more like a muppet than, well, the muppet. It's not so bad this time.

Final verdict: It's worth seeing on the big screen, but do yourself a favor and wait for a matinee. Unless you get some thrill out of standing in ridiculously long lines.

P.S. - Somebody get Natalie Portman a voice coach, quick, because she sounds like she's fresh off the farm. Unless Indiana is actually on Naboo....?

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