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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2005, 12:27:46 am »
Amazing.  I know this post is coming a bit late, but the movie is incredible.  It outpaces Episodes I and II to such a huge extent... after watching Episode III, the other prequels just seemed hollow in comparison.

As a diehard Star Wars fan, I'm probably a bit biased, but I can still tell you that it was one of the best movies I have ever seen.  I never thought I would cry in a movie, but I did.  Twice I teared up, and at the end I shed a couple tears while staring, transfixed, at the incredible last scene.  I ended up just sitting there or standing at the edge of the aisle while the credits rolled.  I was the last the leave the theater.

So, where does it rank?  It's so much better than The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, yet so different from the Original Trilogy.  To make a comparison is most difficult.  I'd probably rank it in the midst of the OT.  Not better, not worse... but different and special in its own way.  It's definitely the darkest and one of the most moving films in the series.

All in all, I recommend it highly.  There are a few flaws, but nothing glaringly bad that detracts from the whole sublime experience.

Go and see it!

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2005, 10:47:36 am »
The movie blew me away.. I almost cried on multiple occasions.
Depressing, but infinitely better than I and II.
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2005, 01:55:18 pm »
It starts out like a comedy and gets more and more depressing as time goes on
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2005, 07:24:55 am »
yeh
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2005, 02:21:53 pm »
It starts out like a comedy and gets more and more depressing as time goes on

Depressing isn't the word so much as saddening. The sadness just makes you want to cry or fight for justice... it was so... brilliant... I can't believe George Lucas made it.

... I'm just so impressed and awed by its majesty -- sooo --- sooo -- impressed... awed...

... Man... good movies only come once in a great while...
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2005, 06:36:35 pm »
*spoiler starts*

I liked the irony of Padme dying and Anakin turning to the darkside, if Anakin didnt turn to the darkside, he wouldnt have hurt Padme and she wouldnt have died.

*spoiler ends*

The low point of the film for me was Anakin and Padme's on screen chemistry, it felt like a forced romance and not a true love.

apart from that i loved the movie, very impressive, very dark. We all knew what would happen in the end but george lucas was able to keep me guessing and keep me inerested throughout the film.

I look forward to seeing it again :)

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2005, 08:17:33 am »
Funny comic about episode 3, go check it out a VGcats.com.  Lots of funny stuff on there.



Hmmm... very unreadable on this forum

http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=150  Readable version :)
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2005, 01:40:26 pm »
lmao, thats great, thanks for the link :)

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2005, 03:11:18 pm »
EDIT - MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS

The movie was a bloody travesty.  Lets start with the plot shall we?

The Plot:

Ok, so let's get this straight... Anakin wants to save his wife Padme (try acting for once Portman) from potential death in childbirth.  Palpatine TELLS him he is Darth Sidious, and in full knowledge of the fact that the Sith have always been selfish, murderous bastards Anakin believes him that the only way to 'save' his wife is to turn to the "dark" side (get the hint... it's the DARK side).

Now that's all fine and dandy... but the thing i don't get is, the reason he turns to the dark side is to save her right?  So why the hell does the petulant little fool choke her half to death?  Now i know it's supposed to be a very poor attempt at irony on behalf of the immature pleb that George Lucas is, but he's just contradicted the whole plot then and there.

Stupid reason to turn to the dark side, stupid contradiction of plot - stupid plot.

The Script:

Terrible... let's run over a few beauties that i can remember (there are sure to be more!):

"Anakin... you're breaking my heart!  You've changed... i don't know you anymore!"

"And Padme... is she alright?" - you're a Sith Lord, you never showed that emotion in the old ones... thanks for ruining Vader's image as the only decent Jedi/Sith.

And the now infamous...

"NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Enough said really, do you get more cliched?


I'll move on to the half-arsed acting later when i can be bothered.




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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2005, 03:25:32 pm »
Yeah, Episode III was pretty <bleh> overall. Shame really, but Lucas is laughing all the way to the bank, and if he likes the movies then does it really matter if we like them? He makes those movies for himself as much as for everyone else.

And if there was one good thing to come out of the last three movies it was the Clone Wars animated series. Those episodes were excellent! Much better than the past three movies.
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2005, 03:52:16 pm »
The Clone Wars series was great.  After watching it and then seeing the movie I was very disapointed at what they did to the Greivous character.  They made him a full blown badass in the cartoon and a wuss who couldn't put up a good fight in the movie.
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2005, 06:19:33 pm »
yeah the clone wars series was awesome, full blown animated action

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2005, 07:42:08 pm »
I could discuss all the minor problems I had with the acting, but to me it was overall a very very good film.
Sometimes I was upset with the acting, but the story was engaging and surprising for me, but that's perhaps because I didn't spoil myself on every online article before watching the movie.

Not saying you did, but I know there were a lot of them.

Although I think the greatest flaw in the series is that all the surprises are eliminated from the next IV V and VI because of the first three episodes. So people who somehow get the idea to watch the series from 1-6 arn't going to enjoy the classic scene from episode 5... =)
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2005, 07:45:28 pm »
I thought episod 2 was bad, and this one had some plot holes, to say it was the best prequle is accurate, to say it is the best of all time is arrogant
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2005, 09:44:31 pm »
I believe this movie to perhaps be the greatest of the prequels. Though I loved Ep. I and II with all my heart, Ep. III simply blows them out of the water.

The plot seems to me to be very well rounded, though I had no problems with the previous two, they could have been this polished and well-written if a little more effort had been put into it. The transition of Anakin to the Dark Side is very well handled. Lord Janos, the reason Anakin turned, even with the knowledge of the Siths' true ways is because of his feelings. Love clouds the minds of the young, and makes them do irrational things without their knowledge. The irony here is that, even though Vader became a Sith Lord to save Padme', the Dark Side corrupted his vision and clouded his judgement even more than his love did, causing him to make some very bad desicions that led to her untimely death. Even then, her death wasn't entirely his fault. Apparently, she gave up the will to live, assumingly because she realized that Anakin had turned to the Dark Side because of her, and that the Empire's domination and Vader's development was all because of her. Love is a very powerful emotions, Janos, and it drives this movie along very well.

Now, the acting at times can seem unconvincing. Anakin and Padme's scenes were particularly awkward and sometimes painful lines are used. For the most part, Christanen delivered a good performance, much better than the role he tried to play in Ep. II. Portman is perhaps the worst actor in the movie, and the only convincing parts of the movie featuring her are the segments of her social commentary to Anakin and Senator Organa. Obi-wan was very well played, once again, and he really was the best performance here besides the excellent acting of Palpatine's actor. Samuel L. Jackson was alright, but in his battle with Darth Siddious, the dialouge was particularly cheesy. Frank Oz once again delivered a great performance as Yoda's voice, but then again, I don't Yoda could ever be played badly or even pulled down on the coolness scale. Towards the end, James Earl Jones did an excellent job as Vader, and the scenes with Vader speaking were perhaps the most powerful in the movie, really delivering gripping emotion and giving clues as to why Vader is so bitter and cold in the original movies.

The special effects were top-notch, and I hardly ever realized I was watching a CGI-heavy movie. The final battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan was especially amazing. I was on the edge of my seat, as the lightsaber duel was among the best in any of the movies, rivaling Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker's breathtaking battle in Return of The Jedi. The battle was clearly influenced by asian films and recent movies, but otherwise the battle was stunning to watch and the lava-filled backgrounds were stunning. The fight between Darth Siddious and Yoda was my personal favorite, as Yoda is my favorite character, and seeing him battle the Emperor was simply exhilirating. Finally, Anakin's loss of limbs and subsequent torching in the lava was incredibly well done and I actually shed a tear as the young Jedi had his flesh seared from his body. His transformation to Darth Vader was chillingly done and the cold, metallic room and silent operators really showed what Lucas could do. When the mask went on and the first breath was taken, every time I've seen it, and in each theater, the audience burst into applause. Star Wars at its best.

My opinion: The best of the prequels, and possibly one of the more powerful movies. As Tr0n said, I don't need great actors, I just need my imagination and I'll make the performance ten times better than it was. Lucas has a masterpiece right here, and more modern movies should take notes from this film. I would be delighted to see more films of this caliber in theaters more often. Good day, and...
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