Nation lowers expectations for new Star Wars film

Saturday, May 14th, 2005 - 6:00 pm PDT

In advance of the May 19th release of Revenge of the Sith, millions of Star Wars fans across the country are consciously lowering their expectations. “I am still recovering from the disappointment of The Phantom Menace,” said 36-year-old Dennis Voight. “I was able to lower my expectations a little for Attack of the Clones, but not nearly enough,” said Voight, “but this time will be different. I am fully prepared for this movie to be seriously flawed.” Like many of his peers, Voight is doing his best not to let the relatively positive early reviews of the film raise his expectations. “I will not allow myself to think that this film might capture a little bit of the magic of the original trilogy,” Voight explained, “cause that way, if it does, that will be so awesome!” Added Voight: “Shit, I can’t let myself get my hopes up like that.”