Last week I wrote about how the major drama networks were playing all the long movies, and it seems they just continued it this weekend. Is there something going on in the TV world that I don’t know about?
This week’s offerings were King Kong and the other three Star Wars films. Both movies left me with certain realizations:
1) I never want to see King Kong. Ever. I watched 2 minutes of it, and it just happened to be the “Valley of the Bugs” scene . . . (I’m actually shuddering as I write this) . . .
I had to turn off the TV, go downstairs, and re-spray the house with insecticide. I’m still debating calling Orkin.
2) Everyone always complains about the horrible dialog in Star Wars Episodes 1-3, and rightfully so; it’s downright awful. BUT, it’s not without precident! Episode 4: A New Hope was the first movie actually filmed for Star Wars, and in it, Luke Skywalker has dialog just as bad! No one else in it, just him!
And even he got better towards Jedi.
It’s like Lucas went back and said “OK, we need to create three more chapters that explain how we got up to the Empire, the Fall of the Jedi, how Anakin becomes Darth Vader, and how Luke got such bad delivery. We’ll start REALLY bad in Episode 1, and gradually improve up to Episode 3!”
There, mystery solved.