Friday, May 13, 2005

Okay, not everyone's crazy about Episode III

Wary of all these insanely great reports coming out about the new Star Wars movie? Read the one by the Village Voice's Ed Halter, which includes this lovely tidbit: "Visionary, perhaps, but also super-sized, surfacey, and not slightly cheesy. In debt to lurid sci-fi novel cover art, Revenge of the Sith achieves the ultimate in what could be called Baroque Nerdism, a frame-filling aesthetic of graphic overdesign that began with The Phantom Menace and has now been jacked up to an absurd degree.... [O]ne wonders if they developed a Maxfield Parrish plug-in to get the job done." Ouch!