Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Short Time From Now, Right Here in Our Galaxy...

There's a good chance I'm the last person in the world to hear about it (which kind of hurts my feelings), but a new Star Wars movie is being released this summer! Star Wars: The Clone Wars hits theaters August 15, 2008. My wife will be so excited — happy birthday, Heather! It's going to be the best birthday ever! (For the record, it's no secret that she "loves" Star Wars only because she loves me, so we'll probably be doing other things on opening day.)

About the film:
  1. It's completely CGI animation. And looks like a cartoon.
  2. It's set during the Clone Wars between Episodes II and III, two very dark points in Star Wars franchise history.
  3. It was made for TV until, oh, February-ish of this year when George Lucas decided to release it in theaters.
Despite these things (and my better judgment), I want to see it rather badly. So sometime this summer I'll likely lay my fanboy heart out there again for Lucas to trample on. To borrow the oft-quoted words of Yeats, "I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." Of course, after the disappointing prequel trilogy, my dreams wear considerable armour and have far more cynical expectations, so they'll probably be alright.

That said, I'm still excited. Click here to view the theatrical trailers.


Heather Colletto said...

While I appreciate you trying to break the record of last year's birthday bonanza, I am refusing your invitation.