Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith : 5 of 5
At last the saga is complete, and even though Episode III has its faults, I totally loved it and had a great time seeing it on opening night! Let's get my disappointments out of the way first. Besides the goofy Anakin/Padme dialogue (which doesn't bother me that much), General Grievous was kind of a let-down, since dies too quickly and doesn't seem menacing enough (and he sounds like Watto!). The battle on the Wookiee planet was way too short and we didn't get to see enough Wookiee culture. OK, on to the awesomeness! The first half hour is totally exciting and wonderful, with lots of great patented Jedi banter and incredible space battles (plus Artoo gets to kick some butt!). Palpatine is played extremely well, and seeing him unleash his lighting and transform into the gruesome Emperor we all know was chilling. I think my favorite thing was seeing the inside of the Tantive IV (the Rebel blockade runner from the opening of Episode IV) - they recreated those stark white 70's looking sets down to the last detail! They really stand out against the over-CG look of the rest of the film. Of course, the big battles at the end (Anakin and Obi-Wan, plus Yoda and the Emperor) are exciting and full of emotion. Obi-Wan's last words to Anakin were delivered so well! Seeing everything wrap up (and set up Episode IV perfectly) was icing on the cake (and we get a glimpse of Alderaan). Episode III definitely blows away the past two Star Wars movies, and it's probably better than Return of the Jedi, too! I want to see it again next week!