I suspect there are going to be quite a few Star Wars reviews over the next few days so I’ll make this quick.
I like Star Wars Episode III : Revenge of the Sith!
The script was up to Georges usual standard, that is to say, incredibly cheesy; but you don’t watch a Star Wars movie if you want to be intellectually stimulated or wowed by Oscar worthy acting. Star Wars is a Saturday afternoon popcorn movie, and looked at like that it’s a hugely enjoyable piece of cinema.
The fight scenes are ridiculously fast and there are plenty of them. They are interspersed with ’emotional’ scenes which could quite easily have been reduced, but they don’t get in the way of the kick ass combat.
There were a few things I wasn’t sure about – the Wookies were pointless and probably just there to please fans. The foxy blue Jedi who works (worked?) at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic – Lucas’s own special effects company) was only in the film for about 10 seconds (twice the screen time she got in Episode II). Yoda’s voice seemed different as well, not sure if that was on purpose or if it was just me.
In my mind the positives far outweigh the negatives. The start of the film is classic Star Wars, and the fight with Count Dooku shows the tone of things to come. Anakins motivation is a bit dodgy but we all knew he had to turn ‘evil’ eventually. Lucas touted this film as being the darkest of the series and he wasn’t wrong. The second half of the film is the best bit with the final transformation from human Vader to suited Vader being particularly evil.
All in all I’m very happy – now I’ve got to wait until the DVD comes out so I can watch all 6 back to back 😀