OMG I GOT SPOILERED FOR EPISODE III!!!!!!!~@`21!
WHY DOES MY FRIEND HATE ME!!!
HE SHOWED ME THE FIRST STAR WARS MOVIE, AND NOW I KNOW HOW EPISODE III HAS TO END IT IS SO UNFAIR!!!!!
Fucking christ, people. It's one thing to say 'please don't tell me anything about the movie, I'd like to walk in with my hands clean' and it's another to have a fit about how any plot points should not be revealed to you...
...on a movie that's the prequel to a film NEARLY THIRTY YEARS OLD.
Stop and think about it. Luke and Leia are, probably, born towards the tail end of Episode III. After all, doesn't Padme die in Episode 3, according to the trailer?
The emperor doesn't die, and goes on to be a nasty bastard for a whole generation. I knew this in 1987. Didn't you?
Anakin becomes Vader. The trailer tells me that very emphatically. Vader goes about being a nasty bastard for a whole generation. I knew this in 1987, didn't you?
Yoda goes to a backwater swamp world and hides out there. I think I knew this in 1983, but I'm not sure when 'Empire Strikes Back' came out. Yoda is perhaps the only surviving Jedi aside from Obi-Wan Kenobi, and I know I've known that since '83.
Luke spends his life on Tattooine ignorant of his Greater Place in the Scheme of Things (and somehow, Uncle Owen is that ignorant too, despite having been aware that his relative Anakin went off to become Darth Vader!). Leia is brought up in probably the same way that Amidala was being coddled/pampered/treated like a stuffed animal. I knew this in 1987. Didn't you?
Does anything else happen between Episode 2 and Episode 4 that actually matters, plotwise?
Can you point at anything in the first three films (which are referred to variously as either 'the original trilogy' or 'what happened when Lucas wasn't a shitty director') that was not explained in the first two episodes?
I'm only going because I want the Jar Jar Binks Gets Smushed By Something Big and Metallic scene that I know is coming. Well, that and because the office is taking me, and therefore I waste none of my $ on it.
But yeah. Episode 3 is going to be a terrible film... even if it's the best thing Lucas has ever directed. This will be because of the fantastical hype and drama cued up by a bunch of people in my age bracket who want to go back to being somewhere between 7 and 17 again.
People, this film cannot compete with your child's-eye view of the original three films. It will not compete with it. It's unfair to yourself to hype yourself up that it'll be anywhere near that good...
...and it's just fucking pathetic to throw temper tantrums in public places about hearing anything about the film like you were, you know... somewhere between 5 and 7 years old.
And another thing. What the fuck is with this 'WAAH I GOT SPOILERED' shit? Read Penn's lips, and just... just... Just grow up. You learned something about a piece of fiction before you read/viewed/heard the fiction yourself?
It's called living.
Get on with it, why don't you.