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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, May. 19th, 2005 09:46 pm
I spent a good portion of this evening crying my eyes out. Ten points to everyone who knows why without clicking on the cut (which sould be many of you).


...because this poll is only spoilery if you know nothing whatsoever about Star Wars.

Poll #497219 Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Did you cry?

Who, me? No way.
10(10.6%)
Uh...no comment. *tries to look stoic*
6(6.4%)
I got a little choked up, but no tears were shed.
21(22.3%)
I think my eyelashes got kinda wet once or twice, but that's it.
8(8.5%)
I cried a little.
17(18.1%)
I broke down pretty badly.
9(9.6%)
I bawled. I was a complete wreck.
7(7.4%)
I haven't seen it yet.
16(17.0%)
I don't plan to see it.
0(0.0%)



But you may want to skip the comments, if you marked the second-to-last choice.

Joie

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xray2000
xray2000
xray
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)

I like Star Wars but I won't cry. Guys don't cry at movies.

I saw the first one in the theatre. I remember that summer quite vividly. I was telling my friends that if someone made a movie oriented around space, something like the star trek series but bigger, that it'd be huge. Lo and behold only a few months later, Star Wars premiered. I remember going back with my friends many times to see that movie. I also recall the "Held over" signs on theatres when movies used to be kept beyond their intended showing dates. "32nd week held over!" "50th week held over!" "Held over for 70 weeks!" (OK I don't recall the exact numbers but it was HUGE that a movie was held over for as long as this one was.)

I also remember the "May the force be with you" everyone used to say that was so overdone but never seemed to get old.

Then there was the 2nd movie... it was the first time I'd ever seen a movie end that left me wondering "wtf? that's the end?"

After the third movie we were all amazed. Ewoks were in. Ewok toys were everywhere. IIRC, that was the first superdupermegablockbuster movie merchandising. (Didn't ET come after Star Wars?)

I also remember hearing that there were supposed to be 9 movies in all. Three trilogies. I remember waiting and waiting. They never came. Then, after star wars was all but forgotten, there came a new trilogy, a prequel. I enjoyed them both but wasn't actually thrilled with the second. Now I'm a little excited over this last one after seeing the comments from you and Connielane. I'll go see it next week sometime I guess.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)

After the third movie we were all amazed. Ewoks were in. Ewok toys were everywhere. IIRC, that was the first superdupermegablockbuster movie merchandising. (Didn't ET come after Star Wars?)

My brother had the Ewok village, and OMG! That was the Best. Toy. Ever.

And yes, ROTJ came out in 83, and ET wasn't released until 85, I believe.


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chickadilly
chickadilly
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)

Actually ET came out in 82. :)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)

Oops. Nevermind, then. :D


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)

Um, I cried, but that was only because I was laughing too hard.

*ducks*


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)

*whacks* What's wrong with you?!?!

Um, well, okay there was one part that was supposed to be tragic that was really, really cheesy and almost made me giggle. So...I guess I sort of understand. But mainly, I'm amazed that anybody didn't like it.


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)

I loved it but...don't have your intimidating villain scream out "NOOOOOOOO!" just as he's starting to become really evil, mmk?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)

Oh okay. Good then. :D

But yeah, I agree with you. That was the moment I was referring to. I suppose they were going for a Marlon-Brando-yells-"Stelaaaaaah!!!" kind of effect, but it came off more like...um...something really cheesy. Oh yeah! Peter Boyle. That's it.


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)

Yeah, as I said in my review the woman sitting closest to us started laughing at that. My brother and I also found great humor in "Don't make me kill you."

Oooh! I'm shakin' in my pants! That sounds like something a kid would say to another on the playground, y'know?


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chicagoamy
chicagoamy
Amy
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)

Bwah, we ended up going out a back way from the theatre to what I think was staff area (it was a HUGE theatre) and there was an elevator but it never came so after someone else opened the emergency exit and no alarm went off we followed. It was a really echoey stairway and we all went down the stairs screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!"


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)

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You know, it's a good thing that part was so cheesy. I loved the movie, I really did, but it was desperately in need of some comic relief. All we got was some laughter at Artoo's antics and the Obi-Wan/Anakin banter in the beginning, and a few nervous chuckles later on with things like Yoda knocking out the Imperial gaurds. So add in one more stiffled giggle at an unintentionally cheesy moment, and that brings our laugh total for Ep III up to a grand total of .087%.


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spacedowtjedi
spacedowtjedi
«⌡Σdï ▒ |≤ π î φ ≡ τ »
Sat, May. 21st, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)

come on.. you wouldnt scream out like that if you just found out the person you killed children for died? the person you did EVERYTHIGN for.. and that YOU did it!??????


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, May. 21st, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)

Well, I don't have a problem with him freaking out and screaming "No!" per se. It's just...the way he did it that just didn't really work for me. I'm not even sure why, I just remember that, in the midst of having been sobbing for the last 15 minutes of the film (and however many minutes were after that), I had a sudden break from the tragedy in which I had to stifle a giggle. *shrugs*


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johhnymayhem
johhnymayhem
JohhnyMayhem
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)

Well.. Padme was part of the reason he sought the dark arts in the first place..

And how did you expect him to react? "Oh damn.. I loved that bitch too.. she was a good lay.."


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)

Something a little less cheesy than "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!", perhaps.


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johhnymayhem
johhnymayhem
JohhnyMayhem
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)

Hmmm. Okay.. how about instead.. he just kinda lets out some sort of.. "arrr!" grabs a couple doctors in his little fit of rage, and crushes them with his barehands?

Woo, violence.


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rowena742
rowena742
Mira
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)

No tears, or any threat of them. A whole bunch of "Oh, please," and a surprising number of "Wow"s, but no tears.


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chickadilly
chickadilly
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)

I got a bit emotional when Obi Wan and Anakin said goodbye in that one scene because I realised it was the last time they'd see each other as friends. The next time they saw each other they were trying to kill each other.


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johhnymayhem
johhnymayhem
JohhnyMayhem
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:12 am (UTC)

I didn't think there were any parts worth crying over.. But I did get chills when Anakin whipped out his light saber on those little kids.


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star_wars_girl
Kellie Marie
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)

I bawled!!!


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velvetxdreams
velvetxdreams
Sixty
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)

Hi :)

I accidently posted the poll as the user 'garugabohemmian' which is actually my friend's username and it logs me in as her every time I go on livejournal for some reason.

I found your poll on the Star Wars community and I wanted to see what people thought so I took it, but I don't want you thinking that she's some crazy stalker person. It was me, and i'm Maxine and umm. nice to meet you :)

Ok sorry, I just didn't want to confuse you or her if you commented her back for my random poll takingness.

Ok bye!


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heliophyte
heliophyte
E
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)

I cried when Obi-Wan left Anakin limbless on that hardened lava mound on Mustafar. I also cried at the very end when Obi-Wan handed baby Luke over to Owen and Beru on Tatooine and the suns were setting.. it was beautiful. But the scene where Anakin kills the kids didn't really affect me. They were all cute and doomed hiding behind those chairs, but that kid with his hilarious British accent jarred the mood a little.


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thewhiteowl
thewhiteowl
Could use a little more cowbell
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)

Hey, what's so hilarious about an English accent?


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fryator
fryator
Sirius
Fri, May. 20th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)

Didnt cry but the thought that this was the last Star Wars movie made me feel sad cause its all over now.


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koinegeek
koinegeek
Rit
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)

I admit it. I'm a guy (an older one at that) and I teared up during several scenes:
o The Youngling/Anakin scene - Come on! Who would not cry or well up at that!!!
o The Order 66 scenes - The Jedi masters had little chance
o The twins born/Padme's Death/Vader's Noooooooo - All that emotion built up after the battles finally released.
o The twin's and their new homes/new hope. Bail Organa is my new hero!
I think there were many other sentimental moments (I liked Chewie and Yoda, Even Obi-Wan's mount on Utapau...). There were so many emotionally charged moments....


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