Monday, August 18, 2008

Clone Wars Bring Me Home

I went and saw the Clone Wars movie this weekend and liked it. Okay, not so much for the story which was only so-so, but because the movie was able to transport me back into the Star Wars universe that I love so much.

Let me try and explain better. When I was in the dark theater and the John Williams music began playing and then the familiar sounds started like the buzz of the lightsaber, the beeps of R2, and hearing the voice of Anthony Daniels - it all just instantly transported me to the Star Wars universe and I didn't mind that I was watching a CGI cartoon - I was home, in a familiar place that I've been hundreds of times before. Sure it looked a little different, but I knew the people and the places - it just felt right.

Amazing what sound can do for a movie. I suppose it has to do with the theater experience as well, being in the dark with surround sound and giant screen. I don't know that it would have had the same effect on me if I had just watched it on TV.

So, I doubt I'll be watching much of the animated series on TV when it comes on, but I did enjoy my trip back even if it was only for about an hour and 45 minutes. Well worth the price of a movie ticket to me!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Don't Blink

Don't Blink or the season of Doctor Who will be done! Too late. I saw the final episode of season 4 last week.

I liked how it ended. Without giving any spoilers away, lets just say that it ended with just the right level of sadness and happiness combined.