Here’s my anti-geek moment for the week…

12 June, 2007

Filmthreat posted a list of their top ten Star Wars stories, including 50 Reasons Why Return of the Jedi Sucks. Now look, this bashing of Return is just no-brain trend following, a trait common to the self-styled “individuals” of geekdom. 

Sure, Return of the Jedi had Ewoks, but it also had Fat Jabba, Leia in a metal bikini, some cool vehicles and effects, and the Emperor. Empire Strikes Back had walkers on Hoth, Cloud City, and the asteroid sequence, but it also had fucking Mark Hamill moping around with fucking Yoda and fucking R2D2 in a fucking swamp for fully half its length (though it felt like a lot more). And where did this idea that Boba Fett is a cool bad-ass come from? Maybe he had a bigger role in the novelettes and comics, which I haven’t read, but in the movies he had four short lines, never shot anyone, and died like a jerk. WTF?



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