Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American space opera directed by George Lucas, and is the third and final chapter of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
It has been three years since the Clone Wars began. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) rescue Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from General Grievous, the commander of the droid armies, but Grievous escapes. Suspicions are raised within the Jedi Council concerning Chancellor Palpatine, with whom Anakin has formed a bond. Asked to spy on the chancellor, and full of bitterness toward the Jedi Council, Anakin embraces the Dark Side.
Why It Rocks
- The opening scene just goes above and beyond, from the space battle over Coruscant to the droid attacks to the lightsaber duels.
- General Grievous and Darth Sidious are awesome villains.
- Most of the actors give fantastic performances.
- Jar-Jar Binks was only given a few seconds of screen time in this movie, and two words.
- Awesome special effects.
- Amazing soundtrack composed by John Williams, especially "Battle of the Heroes".
- Links with the original trilogy really well.
- It was the prequel of Star Wars that didn't fail miserably. It was also the only prequel film to get a rating on top 100 best science fiction movies of all time.
- Kickass battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin on Mustafar.
- Hayden Christensen's performance as Anakin Skywalker is an improvement from Attack of the Clones, especially after he becomes Darth Vader.
- It features Darth Vader's famous line "Noooooooooooo!", which became a staple in pop culture.
- A bootlegged version of the film titled Star War: The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West became an internet meme due to its hilariously mangled subtitles, the most famous line being "Do not want!", which itself is a mistranslation of Darth Vader's famous "Noooooooooooo!".
- Anakin's scenes before he turns to the Dark Side are rather mediocre, though they're not nearly as cringeworthy as most of his scenes in Attack of the Clones.
- Laughable dialogue, particularly Obi-Wan's infamous "I have the high ground!" line.
- The boring political scenes are still there, though they're not as focused on as they were in the last two prequels.
- The romantic talk between Anakin and Padmé feels forced.
- Some of the deaths are pretty lame, especially those of General Grievous and Mace Windu.
- There are a few plot holes in the movie, like when Leia mentions in Return of the Jedi that she remembers her mother, yet Padmé dies in this movie.
The film received positive reviews from critic and the fans. It holds a 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic scors a film "68/100 Generally favorable reviews", while IMDB gave a film a 7.6/10 rating. It considered to be the best of the Star Wars prequels.