My roommate finally saw Episode II this weekend, and he offered up this follow-up quote:
“Not even muting could save this.”
– my roommate, on Episode II’s love scenes.
On a related note, I’d like to point out that Lucas is at least consistently ridiculous in his scripting of Anakin:
In Episode I, Anakin asked Padme “Are you an angel. I’ve heard the deep space pilots talk about them. They live on the moons of Iego, I think. They’re the most beautiful creatures in the universe.”
Meanwhile, in Episode II, Anakin says to Padme “I donít like sand. Itís coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft. And smooth.”
In hopes of forgetting about how unhappy I was about my final, and in hopes of making me like Episode II more than I did, my roommate and I watched Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace last night. Here are a few choice quotes from our MST3king of Episode I:
“If it was muted, I might be feeling something right now.”
– michael, on Anakin leaving his mother on Tatooine.
“Ah, suddenly happy memories of that first trailer.”
– michael, on the Gungans in the fog
“This is going to be traumatic for him when he’s older. I mean the actor, not Darth Vader.”
– michael, on Anakin
“Heh, I can see Vader watching home movies… ‘My god, I was such an idiot!’”
“Sure, everyone thinks they’d want to be a Jedi if they were in the Star Wars universe, but the obvious question they’re overlooking is ‘Do Jedi get to *drink*?’”
The verdict on Episode I versus Episode II? Honestly, even after watching Episode I again, I still feel each movie had highs and lows, and I think the peaks and valleys canceled themselves out. I maintain that I liked both movies about equally.
As far as feeling better about the final? Episode I didn’t need to distract me that much, because half way through I found out that I somehow got an 81/100 on the test, despite not answering a 4 point question and totally guessing on a 16 point question. That puts me at an 86% in the class, which probably means I’ll get at best a B+ after the curve is applied.