I was thinking about going down to Detroit to catch some pictures of ships as there were a few coming down. That lasted about as long as it took me to get from the office to the car because it is pretty hot here. I almost wasn't going to post anything but I realize it's been a couple days so I decided to pull out my action figures.
Huge swaths of the Internet are devoted to a multitude of reasons why people don't like the Star Wars prequels. For the most part I like them. Do they have cheesy dialogue? Yes. Do they have cheesy scenes at points? Yes. But then again, so did the first three Star Wars. There are a number of reasons why Lucas should have left the back story alone but I'm not going to delve into that here since there are a number of other sites that do that very thing.
For the most part, I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith. It tied up a number of loose ends and provided a good transition to the first three Star Wars movies. I enjoyed the lightsaber battles and some of the other scenes. But two scenes came pretty close to ruining it for me.
I think one of my biggest issues with the Prequels was the fact that Lucas didn't have anyone to say No to him. He is an awesome idea man but Star Wars to a little extent and the prequels show that he's not as good as putting those ideas to film. Compare Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back to the other movies sometime. He had other directors and screenwriters for those.
As for the two scenes....I tried to capture them with my camera as best as possible.....
I'm just glad there were enough good scenes to counterbalance those.