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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

 

 
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Star Wars is huge, I don’t think anybody with an ounce of knowledge in their mind would doubt that. It is one of the few series in the theater that has a cult-like following both young and old. The opening of a “new Star Wars movie” is ritualistic. Fans break out the plastic lightsabers, blankets […]

Posted May 15, 2005 by

 
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Star Wars is huge, I don’t think anybody with an ounce of knowledge in their mind would doubt that. It is one of the few series in the theater that has a cult-like following both young and old. The opening of a “new Star Wars movie” is ritualistic. Fans break out the plastic lightsabers, blankets and outfits for the one night where they can congregate with like minds in the worship of the ultimate battle between good and evil.

On May 19th 12:01 am I was able to experience the last in Director George Lucas’s genius tale. The circle was completed and I walked away from the theater pleased, satisfied and a bigger fan than before. The setting helped with an abundance of die-hard fans congregating to discuss what they had just seen and it was quite obvious that it was a success.

Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith, is a tale of betrayal, alot of betrayal from little white lies to life changing big ones. It showcases the greatest Jedi and his struggle with mistrust, deceit and confusion. Taking off from where the cartoon “Clone Wars” left off, we find young Anakin scarred, hardened and a man. Unlike the second installment of the series which brought about a whiney and annoying Anakin, this movie shows the Jedi in his prime, and what a prime it is.

The movie is fast-paced and right to the point in many instances, sometimes it seemed too fast-paced but it is action from top to bottom. The lightsaber battles were plentiful and all equally sick in detail. Jedis nimbly flip around, twist and parry in lightning fast combat with nearly 10+ limbs being left behind in the fray. The four returning force weilders from the original trilogy (The Emperor, Yoda, Obi-Wan and Vader) headline the fight scenes with ridiculous prowess in their respected arts. Whether you are for the dark or the light, the battles force you to respect everyone equally and hands down the best sequences in all the movies for fighting were in here.

Ewan McGregor is an awesome actor, his whole persona of a loving teacher for Anakin is so believable that I was blown away. Similar touts goes to Natalie Portman, where in a scene towards the end, their feelings towards the fallen knight coupled with believable acting made me feel sorry for him.

My only gripe towards Episode 3 is the time, there simply wasn’t enough. After watching “Clone Wars” and falling in love with the heart and skills of Jedis “Shaak Ti”, “Luminara” and some others, it was disappointing to see them absent in this one. The same thing goes as always, we want to see more Jedi doing more force stuff etc. but with two hours to do it in, we must settle for the stars. Happily Lucas has announced more Star Wars to come in TV series shows and as before there will be books and games to keep the Force worship strong.

I gave this movie my highest rating because throughout the 2.5 hours on opening night, I was neither disappointed or annoyed by anything. I saw the best acting and fighting like the best, I saw closure to a story done in a wonderful manner and I was within a respectful audience that made my movie experience golden.

To sum it all up, Star Wars Episode 3 is a roller coaster of emotions and Force powers that ends in the birth of the ultimate Sith lord and the prelude to one of the best Sci-Fi series ever.

Greg’s Uber Nerd Rating: OMFG SW3 ROXXXXORS!

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Greg Dragon

 
Cinephile and opinion writer, Greg Dragon has been a fan of movies since the 80's when Kung Fu theater was all the rage and Roger Moore was James Bond. Greg is the founder and lead critic of Spicy Movie Dogs. You can follow him on Twitter @Rafacus or on his Google+ account.