Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
The saga is complete.
(19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Knights have been leading the clone army into a galaxy-wide war against the Separatists. Only by embracing the Dark Side can Anakin Skywalker end the war and -- He believes -- Save the woman he loves.
- Who else rated this film higher than they should have because 'it was the least shitty of the prequels'?
- Don't you wish the entire film had been as cool and brutal as that final battle between that guy from Trainspotting and Whiney Vader?
- Speaking of that final scene: very appropriate for a kids movie, Mr. Lucas!!
- Go here and answer me this: Why does Yoda look like a peacock in the background picture?
- And how come Yoda didn't sense any of this evil plot the Sith (Siths? Sithsess? Sithsis?) are brewing? He seems to be able to sense farts before they fly, so why not this?
- Christopher Lee. Why?
- Do you…
Yes, I love Revenge of the Sith. Yes I gave it 5 stars. Let's get that out of the way.
After the mediocre episode I and the pretty awful episode II, this is much more like it! The opening 30 minutes are closer in tone to the original trilogy than anything that's gone before. The relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan is played really well by Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, it really makes you feel more sad when it disintegrates by the film's climax.
Ian McDiarmid steals the movie out from everyone as Palpatine/Sidious. He has so much fun hamming it up it's hard not to enjoy it. He may pull some vey strange facial expressions during the duel with…
Oh, I have a bad feeling about this.
This film is heralded as the best out of the Star Wars Prequels. Now that right there is something to be proud of. Going by Adam Cook's rating system I feel that I might be cheating in giving this 2 stars for "disappointing" because a clear argument could be made for it being "weak".
The scenes between Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman are better by the fact that Christensen smiles once or twice more then he did in Attack of the Clones. Without the comparison however their scenes are just plain horrible with some dialogue that is beyond atrocious.
The story arc of Anakin Skywalker being "seduced" by the Dark Side…
Best of the prequels but still not fit to wipe the arse of the original trilogy. When you know how something is going to end it can spoil your expectations of how you get there.
At least George Lucas showed glimpses of his legendary visual flair. That space battle at the start of the movie and that overhead shot of Vader and the clones entering the Jedi Temple were the closest we got to greatness. Does anyone else think that Natalie Portman would have told ugly boy Hayden Christensen to "do one" or is it just me? And while we're on that subject did anyone else get disappointed that Samuel L Jackson didn't call senator Palpatine a "mutha-fucka".
La mejor de las precuelas sigue siendo una puta mierda comparada con la serie clásica. ¿Dónde está el humor, George? ¿Dónde está Han Solo? ¿Dónde está Leia en bikini? Eres la mierda George, que te den por culo George, que le jodiste la vida al niño de la I parte.
"You're going down a path I can't follow." or "I saw your ship."
Padme says this to Anakin just a shade too late for comfort; he's just murdered a bunch of kids, so i guess that was the last straw?
my friend Kevin and i frequently complain that the first 25 minutes of this, basically everything up to the big crash landing, should've been the first 25 minutes of EPISODE I. imagine if you could forget the clutter of the previous two entries. just being dropped back into the world like that would have been pretty exciting. of course for that to mean anything the rest of the film has to maintain. anyway on its own it's the best sequence…
Episode I and II sucked, but as 2005 came we still held out hope for this film...for some reason. I think it was because even with all the bad writing and acting and general badness, we knew this film would have certain plot elements that would be just too cool to hurt the movie too much. We had to see Anakin turn to Vader, Luke and Leia, the creation of the Empire and the destruction of the Jedis. So, how did they do.
First there's Anakin turning into Vader, which had some good and had some awful. "Good" was the last part of the fight between Obi-Wan and Anakin where Obi-Wan is heart broken at what this had to come…
Es la mejor de las precuelas, por mucho.
"this movie is the greatest star wars film because hayden christenson gets horribly maimed" someone said to me and i just raised my eyebrows in the most undignified expression. seriously don't watch this
Of course I did watch this movie before, but I just realized how much about talking, politics and linking with "A new hope" this one is. Got very disapointed :(
i've often said this is my least favorite Star Wars film and it still might be and it is by far the one i have watched the least. i feel like there's a lot of desperate fan service here, the first 20 minutes are awkward even by Star Wars standards and i can't stand some of the Spielberg controlled action sequences.
but going back to it last night i realized i have been a little tough on Episode III. there are some real missed opportunities for greatness in it and it's not the massive conclusion or link to the original trilogy it could have been. all that being said, i found myself enjoying more then i remember. perhaps it was the promise of new big screen Star Wars episodes coming and knowing this is not the last hurrah of Star Wars.
like watching a beautiful dream get crushed by a bumbling fat man.
weirdly compelling in its insane horribleness... i can STILL feel the potential of this movie slip away as it unfolds... the best part of the prequels is when everyone shuts up for a minute and we get to look at the city as ominous john williams music plays... john williams still manages to craft an incredible score, as though he was inspired by a great movie.
oh and palpatine is the most sexual old man character in a pg-13 movie ever. no one talks about that.
The only Star Wars prequel that's even close to being worth your time.