Year of the geek

2005 has something for every movie nerd
Before we look ahead to the year in movies in 2005, first let’s take a look back a couple years. Remember 2002, when such flicks as The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Star Wars: Episode II — Attack Of The Clones and the original Spider-Man had geeks hyperventilating in anticipation?

Well, it looks as though the coming year has ‘02 beat for all you chess club members. Yes, 2005 is poised to become the Year of the Geek, as the most hotly anticipated films have a strong fantasy bent to them.
Come along with us, o Clearasil-smeared one, as we preview what’s coming in the months ahead Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith -OPENS: May 19 -WHO: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor -WHAT: The third and final instalment of George (The Emperor) Lucas’s trilogy of prequels to his classic Star Wars flicks sees Anakin Skywalker finally complete his transformation into Darth Vader.
-WHY: Despite being bores of the most colossal variety, the first two prequels raked in mountains of cash. Action-figure clutching fans will see this one too, but more out of a sense of duty than desire. Well, maybe there’s some desire to see Jar Jar Binks die in horrific and bloody fashion. But that’s it.

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