Well, the first try didn't work well

As one of my Christmas gifts to my wife, I bought her a Netflix subscription. I started her at the 1 DVD at a time plan ($8.99 a month) so I could see how much she uses it and likes it without breaking the bank. She absolutely loved the gift.

The downside to starting at the 1 DVD at a time plan? It is pretty hard to watch a movie when the first DVD you receive is scratched up so much it won’t play. Especially when you want to watch that DVD on Christmas day.

Let’s hope this doesn’t become a trend. I do give props to Netflix, the process of requesting a replacement DVD is real simple.

Episode 3

I saw Episode 3. By far the best of the prequels and to me, better then Return of the Jedi.

The battles were spectacular. Anakin’s transformation into Vader was done just right. The Emperor should get an oscar for his performance…I was amazed by what he could do. The execution of Order 66 was perfect, exactly as I have always imagined. I was very impressed with the Obi-Wan/Vader duel.

There are really only two parts that I did not like. Padme dying of basically a broken heart was a tad too unbelievable for my tastes. I can understand having a crushed lung or something from what Vader did to her, but not a broken heart.

Finally, the ending was a tad rushed. I would have liked to see a little more of what happens. Just 10-20 extra minutes to the movie would really tie up the loose ends.

The dialogue was fine…it met Star Wars standards (which aren’t very high when it comes to dialogue) and it had me hooked. Everyone says that Padme wasn’t believable…but I found it the exact opposite, I thought she did very well.

That said, it is by far the best of the prequels. I enjoyed it and it saddens me that this is the end of the Star Wars movies.