Tuesday, May 17, 2005
7 News Features: Star Wars
For Star Wars fans, the countdown is almost over. If you don't feel the force of the box office now, you will tomorrow around midnight. That's when "Revenge of the Sith" will premier at movie theaters nationwide. One of the few people who have seen it - our Shireen Sandoval.
WSVN -- It's the movie that simply everyone is talking about!
Actor Hayden Christensen: "It starts off with a bang, it keeps you there through-out the entire thing."
And it's the movie everyone wants to see! Finally, after more than 20 years, the star wars space saga becomes one.
Shireen Sandoval: "Now that this is complete what do you hope people remember most about star wars?"
Director George Lucas: "Well I hope that they remember it as one piece that they don't remember it as six different movies, but they think of it as one movie, one saga."
"Revenge of the Sith" is the story that links the old to the new.
Shireen: "How are you emotionally? Are you sad that it's coming to an end?
George Lucas: "No I'm happy. I'm relieved that I got it finished. It was a ten year project so just getting it finished is to me an accomplishment. It's all there nothing happened the world didn't end before I got it finished and all those kinds of things you worry about. So I am relieved that its finished and I'm happy at the way it turned out. I think if you take all of them together it's a very interesting story. And so that part, I did it, I'm done and I'm out."
"Revenge of the Sith" is perhaps the best movie in the star wars series. Not only that, its also the prime rib, New York steak of movie making:
It's completely digitally shot and edited, the picture practically jumps off the screen.
"Revenge of the Sith" is carried on the shoulders of actor Hayden Christensen.
Shireen: "Everytime I see you you're taller," Hayden "laughs."
Hayden who plays young Anakin Skywalker is nothing short of spectacular.
Shireen: "What has the opportunity personally and professionally just to be apart of star wars?"
Hayden Christensen: "It's been an incredible opportunity I mean, I am forever indebted to George Lucas for affording me this privilege."
Supporting Hayden? Actor Ian McDiarmid. Ian plays Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.
Shireen: "What do you think people will remember most about star wars?"
Ian: "There are so many things to remember, but I think it's so interesting that it's not just a huge film in America and back home in England where I come from, but throughout the world and I think that's because George is tapped in to sort of a universal myth."
"Revenge of the Sith" will answer all of your star wars questions, even if you're not a crazed fan!
Yes, "Star Wars" is fun, fabulous and finally finished.
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