Nov. 17th, 2012

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Some "anonymous" person at claimed he's seen Michael Arndt's treatment (what, did he leave it in a bar like an iPhone in development?) and says Lando Calrissian plays a big role in the movie. Huh? Doesn't sound right to me. Furthermore while watching TMZ's show last night, I saw that a staffer ran into Billy Dee Williams at a gas station. When asked about this Moviehole rumor, Williams's response was along the lines of, "Whut?" Yeah.

Then somebody had asked Carrie at a book signing if she was in the flick and someone took her jokey answer to be a "yes." People, people never take anything that chick says seriously!

Finally, rumors are going around the film is going to be released July 7, 2015 without any explanation as to why it would be out in July instead of May like all of the previous six films.
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The Young Jedi arc continues with a daring rescue attempt that puts the very young apprentices to the test.

Ahsoka is a prisoner of Hondo and his gang. While he figures out what to do with her, the junior padawans back on their ship use the Force to make their lightsabers in a cool mystical sequence. Afterwards, they decide whether or not to try and rescue Ahsoka. Obi-Wan dissuades them from trying but fate makes the decision for them because 1) General Grievous attacks Obi-Wan’s ship and Obi-Wan blows it up, costing the Republic another 80 trillion credits and 2) the younglings’ own ship needs to land because its thiga-majig is leaking and that could cause the ship to go kaboom as well. Why not land on the same planet where Ahsoka’s being held?

While there the kids run into a circus troupe on its way to entertain Hondo and Company. They convince the circus that they are acrobats. They must have seen “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” where the zoo animals, on the lam from a crazed animal control officer, join a circus pretending they are performers. As Jedi they can certainly fake being acrobats. The circus troupe quickly accepts them. Once they got to Hondo’s HQ, the circus/rescue sequence was pretty funny and entertaining.

Ahsoka praises the kids for their crazy yet successful scheme, acknowledging it’s the sort of thing Anakin had taught her, that sometimes you have to bend the rules.

Grievous makes his first and only appearance this season, being his usual menacing self until things don’t go well and he cuts out, leaving his minions behind. Why did Obi-Wan warn him the ship was going to blow up? D’oh!

Hondo must really be hard up for cash if he’s willing to cross the Jedi to this degree just a short time after cooperating with them. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but his behavior toward Ahsoka veered between cruel (here have a drink…psyche!) and kinda creepy. Was it me or was he threatening to sell her as some kind of sex slave?

When the two Twi’lek circus girls lead Hondo into participating in the act, he jokes that he’s not young anymore. It’s a hilarious line and in fact, drunken Hondo was funny that whole sequence. Though it is a tad risque and grown up for the little kids this arc was supposedly targeting. Oh well.

I guess there’s one more to go in this arc, which I’m enjoying a lot more than I thought I would be.

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