Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith review
The Force Is Still Strong In the Finale


At long last, the end of the Star Wars saga arrives with Episode 3, which promises to answer all the remaining questions left from the original trilogy. The film takes place shortly after Episode 2-Obi-Wan Kenobi is still training Anakin Skywalker, the Clone Wars continue, Senator Palpatine continues to amass power, and the Jedi continue to pursue Palpatine & Count Dooku. But Anakin's love for Padme, who is now pregnant with twins, ultimately leads him further down the path of darkness and forseeing Padme's death if she gives birth finally causes Anakin to turn and Palpatine christens him Darth Vader. This leads to Anakin leading a revolt against the Jedi while they pursue the evil General Grievous, which lead to almost all Jedi being killed except Obi-Wan & Yoda. In the end Obi-Wan battles Anakin and leaves him for dead, at which point Palpatine saves what's left of him and fits him with the mechanized Vader suit, one of many highlights in the film, along with Padme giving birth to babies named Luke & Leia just before she dies and Obi-Wan taking little Luke to the Moisture Farm on Tatooine to end the series.
The film is brilliantly produced and sharp-looking, with lots more action and violence than the others, hence the PG-13 rating. It's not bloody or graphic despite a few dismemberments and a decapitation or two, but it's nonstop at times especially near the end. The lightsaber fights are brilliantly choreographed, plus Yoda gets a long battle with Palpatine, which is just awesome. The music again is top-notch, with John Williams brilliantly leading the LSO & London Voices in a score that perfectly complements the events of the movie. I also liked that there was still some comedy with the droids, especially early on, but not as much as before, but the scene with Yoda using The Force on the Red Palace guards was kinda hilarious in a ways, just seeing the little guy toss them around like paper.
If this is indeed the end of Star Wars, then it's a near-perfect way to go out. There's nothing to dislike about the film except that perhaps it now leaves some empty space between this & A New Hope, but maybe there will be a way to get those answers someday. This is possibly the best film in the entire series and is worth seeing multiple times if you can.

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