Saturday, May 21

Film: Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith Click for more info

Yes, alright, so I didn't really watch it on Thursday morning. Not that anyone cared if I had, but anyway...

Conceptually, ROTS is a weird one. Most of knew exactly how it was going end, yet the anticipation for this concluding (or middle?) chapter seems to be more than was for the other two prequels. It can't just be fandom; even the less SW crazy of us are mad for Episode 3, it seems.

Still, the film manages to give exactly what we want in terms of action and adventure, and more surprisingly also delivers something I've not seen in the others - emotion. Buckets of it. Yes, you know Anakin will fall, and yet when he does you're angry at him and ultimately yourself for not seeing it coming. We've seen more of the Galactic Empire than the Old Republic, and yet it's still shocking to see its rise. It's all very strange.

So yes, I enjoyed it. More than the last two? I'm not sure. The thing is 1 and 2 both delivered new concepts, characters and detail to the SW universe. ROTS doesn't do this, instead acting as a bridge between the old and new worlds. ROTS does this perfectly and ultimately is a worthy addition to the franchise and so I'll choose the easy way out and not say it's any better or worse than them - just different, and further perhaps one just for the SW fans.

So yes, go watch. And make sure you keep a look out for the Millennium Falcon...

9 comments:

  1. Hurry hurry with your review - i might see this or Kingdom of Heaven on the weekend.

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  2. i'm wondering...is Ep 3 worth watching if you havent seen the other ones?

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  3. Kingdom of Heaven is good, but I'd rather go see star wars at the cinema. Jus because its unlikely to have much going for it in terms of plot.

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  4. sucked a little i thought. all the 3 new films seem far too contrived. i love the original 3 for their honesty- this? this was a money making venture and it served its purpose. had couple of good moments but generally...decidedly average.

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  5. watching these new star wars films will never be as enjoyable or as enthralling as when we watched the older ones as children. even going to the shop and buying a loaf of bread was exciting as a child.

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  6. > even going to the shop and buying a loaf of bread was exciting as a child.

    Fond memories eh?

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  7. though to clarify, when i said 'buy' i actually meant 'steal'.

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  8. > when i said 'buy' i actually meant 'steal'

    Gosh, you rebel, you (!)

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  9. I thought it was brilliant! Bit too many light saber fights at the beginning. This and Phantom top the best two movies i've seen on the big screen so far this year :)

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