A very typical comic book movie, which means it has all the crazy superheroes, smashy action, smattering of language, and sci-fi glitz you'd expect. Oh yeah. And the mystical glowy object of mass destruction that we have to keep out of the genocidal maniac's hands.
Which means this movie was a lot of fun. You know how it goes.
That being said, this was an overall lighter superhero film than is typical for Marvel, with a very ragtag band of…
Most Disney direct-to-video sequels are lame, to put it bluntly. But while this sequel was indeed short and simple, it still managed to be really cute and a little tear-worthy. Why is that? I sobbed over the first movie. Must be the combination of Stitch and orphaned girl with family troubles. Ouch.
I already knew this was my favorite Star Wars episode... even though I didn't get around to seeing it in its entirety until today. ;) I really like Anakin's storyline as a whole; he's the redeeming factor of the prequels... if not the entire series... and the end of Ep. III is the pinnacle. Great finale. Like all SW films, there it has the usual problems of slow pacing and corny dialog, but overall this one isn't too bad. The romance or immodesty isn't unbearable either. Fun stuff, if you like "emo dude" (as a family member calls Anakin).
I wasn't sure what I thought of this movie until I got to the ending. Then I started crying. The ending is thrilling, tragic, and touching all at once.
As for the rest of the movie, it was interesting, both in an entertainment sense and in an intellectual sense. Like "The Dark Knight," the themes are complex and thought-provoking; it's a movie I'll have to watch multiple times before I fully grasp all the nuances. Unlike "The Dark Knight," however,…