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Hums Darth Vader tune

Snarkywood does Star Wars. MUST see!

We learned tonight from a friend whose opinion I trust (because our youngest sons are quite possibly the same child managing to be in two places at once) that our short kid should not see Episode III as his first theatre experience, despite his love of Episodes I, II, IV, V and VI and his strenuous insistence that we will NOT be going without him. (Wouldn’t it be easier to say Episodes I-V, but nooooooooooo, Mr. Lucas is clearly not a Virgo.) I guess it’s a lot more intense and graphic and dark than the first 2…and, umm, the last 3. The other 5. (Thanks, George.)

And so the bargaining begins. Will he sell out for a Thomas the Tank Engine DVD? I doubt it. Chucky Cheese? Maybe. I’m hoping we can sell him on the idea of going to the theatre to see Madagascar after our camping trip.

But there’s a very good possibilty that the short kid and I will be sitting in a therapist’s office 15 years from now rehashing this moment.

10 comments to “Hums Darth Vader tune”

  1. Gina
      · May 20th, 2005 at 2:52 am · Link

    Having seen the movie today myself, I’m not sure it would be appropriate for a young child. There are some scenes that are quite gruesome. I happened to review the movie in my blog if you wanted to know some details. However, I was sitting next to a father and his son. The little boy couldn’t have been more than four or five, and he seemed to handle the movie fine. It did push the PG-13 envelope with some scenes though.

  2. kate
      · May 20th, 2005 at 8:11 am · Link

    The elvis stormtrooper was worth the click. That image really says it all.:crazy:

  3. Kitty
      · May 20th, 2005 at 8:52 am · Link

    I dunno. my ex’s little brother saw Gremlins and Alice in Wonderland when he was 5, loved Gremlins but Alice gave him nightmares :wtf:

    Oh and I hope you don’t mind but I’ve tagged you on my blog…:hide:

  4. Shannon
      · May 20th, 2005 at 10:09 am · Link

    I think he might be prepared to sell out for a new Thomas movie to take to Grammy’s. :woot: We’re still in negotiations.

    Tagged? Must check it out. :cheesy:

  5. Jaci
      · May 20th, 2005 at 10:49 am · Link

    You can always tell him you’ll go see it first, and if it’s not as bad as you think you can always go again and take him along.


  6. Charlene T
      · May 20th, 2005 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Smart, Jaci! I’ll remember that for future negotiations with my short people.

    Must go see Elvis Stormtrooper now.

  7. Beth C
      · May 20th, 2005 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I’m planning on seeing it later tonight. Can’t wait! I wasn’t fond of the last couple :snore:, so I’m really hoping this is more in line with the original trilogy. :nod:

  8. Shannon
      · May 20th, 2005 at 1:41 pm · Link

    Oooh, good idea, Jaci! :nod:

    I wasn’t impressed with I, Beth, but II did a pretty good job of holding my interest with Anakin’s story. Unfortunately, many of the actors in I and II were as wooden as Pinocchio in their delivery. Too bad they called off yummy Liam Neeson in I. He was actually pretty good.

    But I’m DYING to see III. We might have it lined up for tomorrow morning. Might. :dance:

  9. Jaq
      · May 21st, 2005 at 12:23 pm · Link

    Hmm. We saw it on Wednesday night. While it was ‘darker’ than the other two (of this last trilogy) I don’t know if the couple of scenes that rate as ‘dark/disturbing’ woud be be traumatizing to youngsters, and in fact saw a number of kids coming out of the screening before us, at our sceen, and in line for the next.

    I blogged about the movie. I, er, didn’t care for it much. (Didn’t hate it, but didnt love it. Ultimately, disappointed.) My son (17) rated it 2.5 out of 5.

  10. Shannon
      · May 22nd, 2005 at 10:03 am · Link

    I saw it yesterday! :woot:

    Loved it! Was it perfect or was the story masterly crafted? No. But I LOVED it!

    I’m very glad the short kid was happy to go to Grammy’s with his new Thomas video. I think there were a couple of scenes that maybe would have bothered him, but even moreso was the decibel level. His ears are pretty sensitive, and I’ve never, ever been in a theatre with the sound turned up so loud. It was actually uncomfortable during the battle scenes, and you could see people hunching their shoulders in reflex a bit.

    As soon as the theme song started, the short kid would have been climing over seat backs to get out of there.

    But the tall kid loved it as much as I did. :dance: We’re not sure how the husband feels yet. We have to wait for his ears to stop ringing so he can hear us ask him. :crazy:

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