I saw Star Wars: Episode I at a midnight showing in 1999. How exciting was THAT? We had no idea what a crapbucket the movie would be. At least it was only $7.00.
I haven’t seen it since then and have no desire to. I actually block out of my mind that Liam Neeson who will find you and will kill you, Ewan MacGregor and Natalie Portman were even in it. But I came across this picture of Natalie as Padme Amidala recently:
And THAT worked for me. Stunning. The kabuki makeup, the epic shoulders on that cape, the hair horns. I actually had this picture up in my dorm room. I thought maybe the costume or makeup here would have won the movie some respect, but no. It was mostly Golden Razzies for them. Worst of the worst.
I’ll be happy to be proven wrong (really, that would be awesome) but I have no hope for Episode VII, even if George Lucas is uninvolved. Let’s check back in two years.