Monday, June 20, 2005

Star Wars Underwhelming

I finally broke down and watched the latest and last Star Wars movie. It certainly was not boring and had some nice parts here and there. Overall, though, the best I can say about the movie was that it was mixed. What hurt the movie the most was the role of Natalie Portman’s character in the end and the bad dialogue present throughout the movie.

For example, Ewan McGregor, playing Obi Wan Kenobi, says the following (or close to it) to Anakin Skywalker:

“Only Sith deal in absolutes!”

Is that not itself an absolute? So by making that claim, Kenobi is immediately contradicting himself. I thought the Jedi were supposed to be the smart ones in the Star Wars world.

Well, at least I have been hearing good things about the new Batman movie. Maybe I will enjoy that more.

Oh, have they found a cure for laziness yet?

Today’s Links of Note:

American Guards Discuss Their Experience Guarding Saddam

NY Times: Stadium Designs Around the World

Lowenstein: Freakonomics

Restaurant to Stop Putting Gold in Food

Brain Scans Find Female Orgasm Fakers

On this last story, am I the only one wondered how they were getting brain scans of people having an orgasm? Does it surprise no one that this was done by Europeans?

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