Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
(Dir: George Lucus)
Reviewed by: American SyCo - SimplyScripts Lead Film/DVD Reviewer
Alright, so "Episode I" was a bit of a let down and "Attack of the Clones" just plain sucked. But does that mean that George Lucas has completely lost his touch? After watching "Revenge of the Sith" in a crowded theater at 1:00 a.m. in the morning, I can say that Lucas has just redeemed himself for all of his wrong doings.
"War!" is exactly how this installment's opening scroll begins and "War!" is the common theme throughout this third prequel. Anakin goes from A whiny pussy to the mean-spirited enemy of good that we all know him as. Obi-Wan stops with the philosophical gibberish and finally becomes the light saber wielding badass we all know him to be. And the Emperor is finally revealed to be the soul source of treachery in a galaxy far, far away.
I almost f*****g cried during a "Star Wars" film. Yeah, I know.
We finally see why Vader is who he is (not to mention he gains a whole new sense of sympathy that will now carry on forever throughout the rest of the classic trilogy). As shown in the preview, there is a scene that takes place on a lava-covered planet that is filmed so well and performed so powerfully that it alone gains this one an extra 1/2* point.
"You were the chosen one!" bellows a sobbing Obi-Wan as a dying Anakin stares back at him with lifeless, evil eyes. This of course takes place after the fact that the Clone army has turned on the ones they are sworn to protect and Skywalker slaughters a class of "younglings" (which, if you didn't know, are Jedis in training, some of which look no older than eight years old).
I can't say enough about this one. Though, it is not perfect. Stilited dialogue and boring stretches of nothingness still haunt this prequel as it did the other two. Then again, as a mega plus, Jar-Jar doesn't say a single God d*rn word.
If you want to see great light saber action, immeadiately check this one out. If you want your hope restored again in "Star Wars" and George Lucas, see this movie right away! And, surprisingly, if you want to cry, you may just one to see this, the third and without a doubt, the best of the "Star Wars" prequels.
"Star Wars" has returned and left all within the same movie. It's been one hell of a saga, and it is nice to see it end on a fantastically dark note.
***1/2 out of ****
And, just so you know where I'm coming from:
"Episode I": **1/2 out of ****
"Episode II": *1/2 out of ****
"Episode III": ***1/2 out of ****
"Episode IV": ***1/2 out of ****
"Episode V": **** out of ****
"Episode VI": ***1/2 out of ****
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