Star Wars III – Revenge of the Sith

Saw Revenge of the Sith last night. I had intended not to, but people I visited wanted to go, so I went along.

The movie pretty much lives up to its expectations, and that is: Nice graphics, crappy story. The acting was alright to bad, and the dialogue was abysmal. George Lucas isn’t even trying anymore. The whole thing was a forced movie, blown up into a movie that turned out to be too long, and included references to Star Wars IV-VI that were so artifical as to not even be cute anymore.

And they didn’t even kill off Jar Jar Binks.

The “main” villain of Revenge of the Sith, General Griveous (sp?), is, howveer, a worthy Jar Jar replacement. I mean, come on, how serious can you take a villain that’s basically a cyborg with asthma?

However, the visuals are really good. Right at the beginning there’s a battle over a planet (Corouscant, I think) where capital ships slug it out with each other, pretty nicely done. Doesn’t even matter if the technology displayed doesn’t fit one bit into the Star Wars world.

I have to say that the final moments, with Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader, were the best part of the movie (if you ignore the really horrendous dialogue between him and Obi Wan), especially with the betrayal of the Jedi. Also, Yoda’s fight against Dark Sidious is really well choreographed. It probably says more about _Sith_ than anything else that the CGI Yoda out-acted all the other actors in the movie. Sad, sad.

At any rate, if you are a die-hard Star Wars fan, you’ve already seen this movie. If you’re not, go watch this if you are really bored and if you think you can survive your ears bleeding from the painful dialogue. And if you happen to miss Star Wars III, you won’t miss much. The best advice, however, that I can give you is to go and watch the original trilogy instead.

2 out of 5 stars.

2 thoughts on “Star Wars III – Revenge of the Sith

  1. There were some good scenes, granted. The story was not original or even great. I mean, we all knew what would happen anyway. But the way it was presented and executed sucked almost as badly as the basic writing. It was boring; and the bits that should have been impressive as heck – the part were Anakin becomes Vader – just left you with a shrug and a feeling of “So what?”

    At no time in the movie did I believe that Anakin was torn between the sides, at no time did I feel like what he is doing is nearly scary enough considering he becomes the much-feared Darth Vader. Even his attack on the Academy, and the murder of those kids, just seemed forced and artificial.

    No, while this movie was arguably not as bad as it could have been, it was still not good enough.

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