Friday, May 13, 2005

Okay, not everyone's crazy about Episode III

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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!