Hey folks, Harry here... Jeff Mullen was smiled at by Natalie Portman. Jeff Mullen is now the sexiest geek ever. Way to go Jeff! Wednesday night at Midnight simply can't get here soon enough in my opinion. It really can't. I'm dying to see what was cut out, what was added and how it plays with an audience. I've actually turned down seeing this at a couple of opportunities now because I want the experience of seeing this with that midnight audience. Midnight... Metropolitan. Oh yeah baby, oh yeah!
Jeff Mullen here,
So I just got back from the NYC Premiere and I must say that the Children's Aid Society put on a great pre-party show. To sum the pre-party show up in a few words ... about 75 professionally dressed actors ... professional gymnists doing some hardcore light saber duels on the balcony levels of the Embassy Suites ... a free star wars arcade (including no-pay cranes in which you could win all the new 5 1/4 inch figs) ... and yes NATALIE PORTMAN. Probably the second most satifying experience I have had in these wee 23 years was seeing Natalie Portman turn her head ... look at me ... smile ... then go back to auto-graph giving. (Other celebs I saw in person were Gov. Pataki, Susan Surandon (who the hell knows how to spell this stuff), DENNIS LEARY (YEAH!!!!!), Liv Tyler (sitting next to Mchauly Caulkan, James Earl Jones, Dan Akroyd ...)
Now onto the most satisfying experience (Natalie, if your reading this, I'm lying ... you were the most satisfying experience) ... ATTACK OF THE CLONES.
THIS WILL BE A NO SPOILERE REVIEW SO READ ON.
There is no Spider-man, there is only Clones. As much as I loved Spider-man, Clones is amazing and will be the favorite of many for the next three years. In Speilberg's words "its my favorite". I know I might be hasty in saying such words, but WOW. For those who read the negative reviews ... all you should take out of it is who will be looking for a new after the summer is over.
They said the love story sucked ... it was one of my favorite aspects of the film ...
They said the CGI looked fake and nothing technically new was done in the film ... The CGI was the best I've seen to date and there was definately a shot that I've never seen done before (imagine completely CGI world ... Toggle Iris out ... Zoom Iris in ... it gave the impression of a ground level handheld camera being manly being used to zoom into an entirely CGI shot).
They said the movie sucked ... Clones is arguably the best one to date. If you watched the overeall reaction of everyone after the film it was a most definate "HOLY SHIT". If you have allowed yourself to hear some spoilers DON'T WORRY, you're safe, you will be surprised. For those that have seen every trailer and commercial a few hundred times. Don't Worry, you haven't seen Anything.
POSSIBLE EXTRA STUFF FOR DLP
NOW I think I may have figured out what will be the difference on the digital version ... The copy of clones I saw did not have the shot from the Clone Trooper Trailer where all the troopers were waiting in line to gather their helmets etc... I think this is part of a "preparation" sequence that is included in DLP. On another note ... I remember a scene in a commercial/trailer/promo where Windu was saying "a lot of jedi have died today". If there is such a scene ... it is not in the copy I saw.
If I could have one thing changed about clones??? I would make it 4 hours long... I mean I wish I could have sat next to Natalie Portman (I never thought much about her but after see clones ... Natlie Portman defines perfection)
Prepare yourselves guys ... Jeff Mullen