Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Hello everyone! Leading up to Star Wars Episode IX, I am rewatching and reviewing as many Star Wars movies as I can before December 19th. Once I’ve finished I’ll give my ranking of all 10 live action Star Wars movies. Today I’ll be looking at Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The Good

Action

The action in Episode III is incredible. Right from the beginning, and up until the very end, there’s non stop action that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. They might have gone a little over-the-top with the lightsaber duel on Mustafar, but I personally loved it.

Score & Sound Design

The Score from John Williams is perfect, and the sound effects are everything we’ve come to expect from a Star Wars movie. The animal sound effects and the space battle sounds are some of the best in the series.

The Mixed

Villains

In the Star Wars Prequel trilogy, there’s a recurring problem where villains are introduced, treated as if they are incredibly important, and then just killed off or abandoned. Episode III is no exception. They immediately kill off Count Dooku from Episode II. They introduce General Grievous only to kill him off about half way through the movie. On the flip-side we get to see the rise of Emperor Palpatine and how he manipulated everyone in order to become the rightful ruler of the galaxy.

Dialogue & Acting

Once again, Anikan’s lines are pretty bad, but I think that Ewan McGregor had warmed up to George Lucas’ bad dialogue. However the friendship between Obi-Wan and Anikan is much more believable than in episode II. Also, the dialogue and interactions between Anikan and Padme were a lot better, and don’t make me cringe like Episode II.

Writing

The writing and story development felt much smoother and more natural than in Episode I & II, but there were still some parts that didn’t seem to work. Anikan’s turn to the dark side seemed a bit clunky and abrupt. Also, Anikan having dreams about losing Padme seemed like they were just rehashing Anikan losing his mom.

The Bad

Miscellaneous

– Padme Dying of a broken heart

– Obi Wan looks to be the same age as in episode II, but anikan looks like he’s aged a lot.

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