Thursday, May 19, 2005

Sith happens

A bunch of the Haven Regulars made the paper again.
A group of hard-core "Star Wars" fans who have watched and dissected the first five movies had some pretty definite opinions about the finale - "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" - when they gathered a few days ago. ...

"It's about light sabers," John Burgess said in a condescending tone.

"I don't have a lot of hope for it," Jason Morgan said. "I think (director George) Lucas went in the wrong direction."

"Guess what. Anakin Skywalker turns out to be Darth Vader." Josh Olive, owner of Haven Comics in Madison, said, laughing at the movie's worst-kept secret. "It's the last one; no more waiting."

"I think it's going to be sad," said Liana Thompson.

"It's definitely much darker," said her husband, Dan Thompson.

While her friends were getting excited about the finale, Cris Billingsley acted like she couldn't really care less about all the "Star Wars" buzz. Why?

"Hayden Christensen," Billingsley said in reference to the actor who plays Anakin Skywalker. "I've got the trilogy and don't like any of the new ones. Excited about 'Episode III'? No, I'm more excited about the new 'Harry Potter' movie."


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