They are simply lousy movies, all of the new ones. Phantom Menace perhaps the worst of the lot, if only because it was such an unpleasant surprise. Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Sam Jackson, Yoda young enough to whoop tail, modern special effects, limitless budget...it promised to be something very cool. Instead what we got was an 8 year old accidentally jump starting a space fighter, Jar Jar Binks, and what could have been the coolest light saber fight imaginable interrupted every time it threatened to get an ounce of momentum by Binks or the kid doing something stupid.
For the most part I'm politely ignoring everything Lucas does to try to wring a few more bucks out of the franchise. I have the old school releases of Star Wars and Empire and, for the sake of completeness, Jedi and gentle tolerance for my son's mistaken belief that the new ones are pretty cool.
Now, when PJ decides to rifle through my pockets with a 3D release of Lord of the Rings, my money is his.
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."