On Star Wars Ambivalence

We’ve had the Revenge of the Sith game in the demo units at work the past week. Someone’s entered a cheat code in the XBox version and unlocked all the movies.

The game’s Anakin ending is pretty damn cool, actually.

There’s a part of me that wants the film to suck and suck hard. Why have I hated Lucas since 1997? Why can’t I recognize all the good he’s done? Why can’t I let go of the anger and the hatred? For several years now I feel as though the time and money I spent on Star Wars was a giant waste. I bought Shadows of the Empire–novel, comic, soundtrack, game. I suffered through one Kevin J. novel after another. That’s the part of me that wants Sith to suck hard, to validate a decade’s worth of disappointment and disillusionment in a franchise that I loved in my younger days.

Which is why I’m half-afraid I might find something to like, even admire, in Sith. What that could be I don’t know. I don’t know if I want to find out.

Damn! Heir to the Empire I couldn’t wait for. Now, I’m fucking ambivalent about the whole thing. Damn!

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