Battered Wife Syndrome
This time it's going to be different. He won't disappoint me again. I know he'll redeem himself this time and I'll be able to forgive him his past failures. The sensible thing to do would be to abandon this whole thing because I've been burned at least twice before. He's not going to change...this isn't getting any better...but I remember when this was so great. I remember when this was wonderful, I think it can be wonderful again. I think it's going to be fine this time, I really do. I believe in this...I believe in him.
I suffer from Battered Wife Syndrome. I have glorious childhood memories of "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". Those movies were fantastic and I could watch them over and over again in pure delight. I remember how excited I was when I first read that George Lucas was going to direct three prequels. "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones" were huge disappointments to me. They were greatly inferior to Episodes 4, 5 and 6. Lucas let me down and I promised myself I wouldn't let him hurt me again.
Prior to "The Incredibles", we were treated to the trailer for "Revenge of the Sith". I had seen it online, but the big screen made it seem awesome. There was Darth Vader's uniform and an army of Wookies. I started to believe Lucas could redeem himself and save the franchise with his last hurrah. Surely "Revenge of the Sith" won't be as bad as "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones". I think it's going to be fine this time, I really do. I believe in this...I believe in him.