Review: Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

With any conclusion of a prequel, expectations rise exponentially, and goals get hard to meet (even single movies have a hard time, think of disasters like Blair Witch Project, Twin Peaks, The Exorcist, and in lesser extent Hannibal). George Lucas however, nails this one, finishing his life work almost flawlessly (especially if you forget Episode I).
Right from the start we drop into the story with the same fast pace we’ve grown accustomed to with all the previous SW movies. More obvious is how much looser all the characters are and acted, giving them more heart and soul. Around them are more grand and spectacular special effects than your eyes can feast on for countless re-views to come. Difference with the overabundant special effects from the first (and slightly regarding the second) episode is, it’s more realistic and fluid. It also doesn’t serve as the main attraction, but it’s more a backdrop for the main story to develop, hence a greater effectiveness.
Then there’s the story, which might not come as a surprise if you’ve seen the old movies, but it still has enough surprises left, while tying the knots to Episode IV: A New Hope. Packed in nicely compacted chapters, as before, the 140 minutes actually feels too short. But that’s probably because you can’t keep track of the time between the oooh’s and aaah’s that comes with the excellent scenery on-screen, the ferocious light-sabre fights and the agony and tragedy that comes along with the descent to the Dark Side.
So, what has George accomplished with all this ? Well, the excellent conclusion of this tri-quel, which fits like a glove, is a feat that’s hard to beat for decades, if not centuries, to come. The Force is very strong in this movie. Trust me.9.

3 Responses to “Review: Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”

  1. Qbix Says:

    Can’t wait till I see it!
    Thank you for the review!

  2. Tienz Says:

    I was waiting for this movie a long time! And now I’m really jumping in my chair if I see anything of the movie! So I also can’t wait to see it! And when you give it a high grade, it really IS good!

  3. Bern Says:

    Def’ly a niner! Wow, what a movie. It really was the big finale, eventhough it’s part III. Geez.

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