A while back we talked about the opening night of the Star Wars prequels.
Madness. Simply madness.
I saw Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in the theater. But I didn't wait in line for weeks to see them. Did you?
Well, with the purchase of a couple DVD's (Starwoids & Star Wait) you can experience the magic of waiting in line IN YOUR OWN HOME!
Easily the better of the two films in all aspects EXCEPT TITLE. According to the flick, Starwoids is the name for obsessive Star Wars fans. Kinda like Trekkies for Star Trek fans, Ringers for Lord of the Rings fans and Stulutoos for Stuart Little 2 fans.
Either way, Starwoids is hard to say. You sound like a retarded New Yorker trying to say "Star Wars."
The film starts opens with narration by director Kevin Smith. When I say director, I am referring to the fact that his occupation is that of director on films such as Clerks and Mallrats. He didn't direct this film. Too bad.
Starwoids covers two different lines (for Phantom Menace): one at the Mann Village theater and one at Grauman's Chinese. The Village is a BEAUTIFUL theater. In fact, many people think it is NICER than the Chinese.
The film jumps back between each line and many other Star Wars fan activities. You see a high school with a Star Wars musical, an obsessive toy collector and a bunch of people that stalk George Lucas.
The line is the best part of the film, however. You really get into the mind of a nerd. One nerd proclaims "I think God must be ashamed as a creator once he saw the preview for this movie and realized he hasn't created anything this good."
Enjoy eternal damnation, kid; it is probably easier than having to see Greedo shoot first.
This was shot entirely at Grauman's Chinese as the fans lined up for Attack of the Clones.
This flick is a bit more like a reality show than a true documentary. Unfortunately no one gets voted off. One guy is offered $10,000 by DJ Rick Dees to leave the line. He refuses. That's would be sticking it to the man, if you consider Rick Dees to be "the man." I hardly consider him a man.
Some of the Starwoids return for this one. Many don't age well.
One of the bonus features is a partial commentary track by Joel, Trace and Josh from 'Mystery Science Theater 3000.' It was worth the sticker price all by itself.
STAR WAIT AGAIN:This isn't really a sequel, it's a 15 minute bonus on the DVD. It shows most of the same crew that waited at the Chinese for the last two years. This time they are waiting at the Chinese for Revenge of the Sith. Unfortunately it WASN'T SHOWING at the Chinese.
This mattered little since the whole point of the line is to hang out with other nerds and pretend to be homeless. Even in Attack of the Clones the folks lined up did not even exceed 1/4 of the seats in the theater.
Lining up is just pointless fun... and so are these DVDs.