It’s after Christmas and I feel… weird

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Not about Christmas, no no no. Christmas was the happy festive time it should have been. As a matter of fact, it was possibly the best Christmas ever: I got a clock, another clock, a watch… I wonder if people are trying to tell me something here. Actually, I asked for them; my time-mechanisms all broke about the same time.

Tonight, however, I’ve just finished watching Star Wars III. For the first time in Reckless Abandon History, I give a movie only one star out of five. The stunning graphical effects were– stunning. For the first five minutes. Then they got old. For anyone who has ever payed any attention to Star Wars, the plot was evident and transparent at about that time, too. What really hit home, though, was the immense amount of manslaughter. The whole film was grossly full of killing; too much for me. This is coming from a Lord of the Rings fan. You could take any image of death imaginable, and it would be in there in some way. If you haven’t seen the film, don’t. If you have, you have my deepest sympathy.

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