Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
Fresh off a massive battle with Count Doku and his army, Obi-Wan and Anakin are tasked with rescuing Senator Palpatine from the Count. During their battle, Obi-Wan gets knocked out and leaves Anakin alone with Count Doku and the Senator. Anakin breaks the Jedi code, and his tumble towards the dark side begins. Obi-Wan recovers, the pair sets out to find General Grievous aboard the same ship, intending to stop the separatist movement once and for all.
Anakin Skywalker is still having nightmares that express his fear of losing those he cares about. Anakin is still trying to follow the Jedi code but a series of decisions begin to lead him down a dark path.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is trying to follow a lead to find General Grievous and he is journeying alone. While he is gone he tries to have faith in his padawan but he knows the doubts of the council and he knows they can’t just be dismissed. Obi-Wan tries to abide by his training to do the right thing.
By far this is the best film of the prequel trilogy with better pacing, acting and overall just a better film. Right out of the gate it opens with an exciting action scene that incorporates all of the typical Star Wars action types like lightsaber fights and space battles. The fight is also quite long which means you do get a lot of action which is a good thing. Anakin’s conflict is set up right away as well which is good because it is my favourite part of the film. Anakin’s fall to the dark side is what the whole trilogy has built towards and it does not disappoint giving Anakin ( played by Hayden Christensen) a lot of great character moments and development time with a lot of emotional scenes for him and Padme and him and Obi-Wan. The story of this film isn’t too complicated with it focusing on two storylines; one dealing with Obi-Wan and the war and the other Anakin’s journey and each relates and compliments. The original trilogy sets up a downfall for the Jedi as they are pretty much nonexistent at that point and I like the way it goes down in the film. The action is at its best for the trilogy with many great scenes that have really cool-looking action with good emotional stakes that the original trilogy always had. The characters are also at their best and other than Obi-Wan and Anakin I would also say characters like Yoda, Padme, and Palpatine get many moments to shine throughout the runtime of this film. The political talk was also lessened in this film which I think helped the overall flow of the story as well. This film easily touches on some of the darkest themes in Star Wars and all the themes of fear, loss, betrayal ,and murder are all treated with respect and given great significance. The whole film builds to an epic climax with one of the best lightsaber fights of the franchise with a great score by John Williams in the background. The setup for the original trilogy is well done and given just enough importance while not overshadowing the main story. If I had one complaint it would be that the dialogue still was a little awkward at times.
All in all, this is a great end to an okay trilogy that certainly ends Star Wars week on a high note. If you are a first-time viewer or are doing your trilogy re-watch I would highly recommend it. So hop on Disney+ and get transported to a galaxy far far away.
The Revenge of The Sith is one of the most entertaining, captivating, and emotional movies in the Star Wars arc. It is my second favourite, and I love the way it is nothing like the first two. This movie looks and feels like the original trilogy, and it continually impressed me for the entire 2 and a half-ish hours. The fast past, paired with some awesome action scenes, made for a wonderful movie.
The plot of this movie is so darn deep, with just a ton of content jammed into this one. The tone changes at least twice, and the main protagonist “mission”/focus shifts a couple times as well. We didn’t get a lot of lightsaber battles in the previous movie, so it was fantastic to get back to that. We get some incredible confrontations and an awesome ending to the trilogy. The story is not only wrapped up in such a smooth way, it roles into the original trilogy perfectly. If you have seen 4,5, and 6, this movie will leave you excited and hungry for more. If you have it will be a satisfying end to the trilogy, with some great background information to make a couple things in the original trilogy make so much sense.
The characters are also great in this movie. The character arcs were built in the first two movies and they are successfully closed in this one. We get a ton of character development, especially from Anakin. The underlying characteristics are present in Episode II, but they really come to the surface here. The Anakin at the start is a totally different person than the Anakin at the end of The Revenge of The Sith. It closes the loop, and it is very interesting to watch. Obi-Wan develops quite a bit in the back end, and he shows characteristics I did think were possible from the calm, collected Jedi. All in All, it’s one of the best Star Wars movies, and the resolution is great. The Revenge of The Sith is one of my personal favourites when it comes to Star Wars, and i’d recommend every struggle through the trilogy to make it to this gem. The characters and the plot are both so darn deep, it makes for a super interesting and entertaining watch.
The exciting conclusion to the prequel trilogy, Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith was probably my third favourite movie out of all the six we reviewed. There’s something about how dark this movie was and how it sets up for the future that really intrigued me.
The first thing I wasn’t to discuss was all the set up for the original trilogy. Sure, this movie had a lot of lore put into it within the 2 and a half hour run time, but the pacing didn’t feel too fast. At the same time, I really enjoyed learning about the events that lead to the birth of the Galactic Empire. The fate of the Jedi Council was one I was vaguely aware of, but the way it all transpired was entertaining to watch. The birth of Darth Vader was an origin story that helped my understanding of his future actions. Speaking of characters, this movie was the one where I enjoyed all of them. Seeing Anakin’s downfall, Obi-Wan’s pain, Palpatine’s role, everything played together nicely. Besides the character, I enjoyed the story of this movie. A lot happened, but at the same time, not much happened. The Clone Wars were ending, and the Empire was being built. That whole chain of events captivated my attention. Finally, the action scenes were great. Watching all the Clones fight the droid armies, the many Jedis and their flashing lightsabers, that’s what I missed in the original trilogy.
The only real downside of this movie was the start. I wish there was more to the Separatist army and the droids. I know that General Grievous is explored more in other series, but for such a cool character, I wish there was more to him. Count Dooku as well. I wish we learned more about his backstory before he turned.
Overall, this was a solid movie to wrap up the trilogy and a great set up for the original trilogy. It had great moments, drama, betrayals, epic duels, almost anything you could want from a Star Wars movie. If you somehow watched the two previous movies and are on the fence for the last, you should watch it.