Best post written in anticipation of Star Wars Episode III: HOW TO MAKE A NERD’S ERECTION GO SOUTH. It’s on Tremble, the blog of Todd Levin, self described “professional word-putter-togetherer” and standup comedian. He starts off reminding us the tragedy that was Episode I:
…in all his grandstanding Lucas neglected to inform us that The Phantom Menace included a scene of a young (borderline retarded? macrocephalic?) boy dodging space meanies in his own stolen rocket ship, while gleefully shouting “Wheee!!!” and “Whoopee!” like he’d just discovered some Chicken Dunks® Lunchables® in his secret hidey hole. (I’m not even going to comment on JarJarGate or all the kikey shylock aliens. The hacks have already hacked those subjects to bits.)
Then, after the space dust settled, and everyone who didn’t share a brain with a conjoined twin declared Phantom Menace smellier than a seat cushion on a local Greyhound shuttling between Hobo Junction and Shitpants Valley, Lucas had the Death Star-sized balls (See how I did that???) to stand by his stink and declare that everyone in the world was dead-wrong, with the exception of Ching and Chang.
Next he targets Episode II:
…this movie was like the longest-running game of Turd Jenga. “Attack of the Clones?” That’s the best he could do? This movie cost $398 million and took three years to make. What an insulting title. He might as well have called it Episode II: Untitled Jimmy Smits Project. Or, if you were to believe the carefully spun press, Episode II: Yoda Fight!
Now with all the buzz surrounding Episode III, he puts our cautious optimism into perspective:
Does the American movie-going public have the same memory dysfunction as a housecat? Because Lucas has already been applying the full press, and staying on point with carefully released statements like, “this is a much darker, moodier film” and “this is the one we’ve all been waiting for” and “there is convincing evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction-based programs.”
It’s a great read. Go check it out and mill around his older posts too- the guy is consistantly funny.