Posted by: Chelsea Novak | January 27, 2005

WAR!

So Star Wars.com has released the opening crawl for Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. I’ve been keeping a passive eye on all the spoilers for this movie, so I have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen and by all accounts it looks like it’s going to be pretty decent. The very cheese crawl gives me a bit of pause, but I forgive it simply because I now feel empowered to start all my conversations and stories with “WAR!”

Those who are trying to remain spoiler-free should maybe not read the following crawl.

Episode III

REVENGE OF THE SITH

War! The Republic is crumbling

under attacks by the ruthless

Sith Lord, Count Dooku.

There are heroes on both sides.

Evil is everywhere.

In a stunning move, the

fiendish droid leader, General

Grievous, has swept into the

Republic capital and kidnapped

Chancellor Palpatine, leader of

the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army

attempts to flee the besieged

capital with their valuable

hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a

desperate mission to rescue the

captive Chancellor…

You can compare the Episode III crawl with the other five here. Maybe I’m just being an purist here, but I think the ROTS crawl is missing some CAPITAL LETTERS. True that in the other crawls with captials the words in all caps represent the major issue in the film (ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, DEATH STAR, GALACTIC EMPIRE). In Episode III, it would take some pretty crafy crawl writing to pull off CHOSEN ONE ANAKIN SKYWALKER FALLS FROM GRACE AND BECOMES THE DARK LORD OF THE SITH, DARTH VADER. Not so subtle.

Today’s sing-a-long song: “Crawling” by Linkin Park

HRH

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Responses

  1. Capitalization proposal ..:

    Episode III
    REVENGE OF THE SITH

    WAR! The GALACTIC REPUBLIC is crumbling
    under attacks by the ruthless
    Sith Lord, COUNT DOOKU.
    There are heroes on both sides.
    Evil is everywhere.

    In a stunning move, the
    fiendish droid leader, GENERAL GRIEVOUS,
    has swept into the
    Republic capital and kidnapped
    CHANCELLOR PALPATINE, leader of
    the GALACTIC SENATE.

    As the Separatist DROID ARMY
    attempts to flee the besieged
    capital with their valuable
    hostage, two JEDI KNIGHTS lead a
    desperate mission to rescue the
    captive Chancellor…

    And now for amusement, a l337 pr0p0z4l!!!

    SWx03
    s1th 0wnz0rz u!!!!1!

    FR4gZ!! the G4L4C71C R3PBL1K iz g3tt1ng itz
    sh1zn1t p4kkt by CNTDUKU! m4d sk1llz on b0th
    s1dz, y0!!!1! c4mp3rz, t00.

    ‘dat b1tch GNRLGR33VUS fr4gst0rm3d th3
    r3pbl1k & st0l3 th3 G4L4KT1C S3N4T3 fl4g!!

    wh1l3 th3 c4mp3rz DR01D 4RMY tr13z t00
    t4k3 th3 fl4g, 2 J3D1 N1T3S g0 p0st4l
    & st4rt s0m3 sh1t, y0!!!!

  2. General Grievous?


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