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    Cellarhound's Review

    Once in a life time you get a film series that is more impactful than Star Wars. Ever since the first film, A New Hope opened to unprecidented success, each film in the series not only had to live up to the previous film but try to surpass it.

    Now, yes I was upset by the Star Wars I (the Phantom Menace) and II (Attack of the Clones). Both for differant reasons. Star Wars I demystified the force, and Star Wars II seemed to lack focus. However after seeing Star Wars III, the second film is ment to hurl us into this one.

    The Revenge of the Sith is a tragedy. We knew what was going to have to happend before the film ended. Luke and Leah had to be born. Padme had to die. Storm Troopers had to turn toward the Empire. Anikin had to choose to serve the Dark Side of the Force. Darth Sideous had to become deformed. Yoda and Obe-Wan had to go into exhile and gain the power of immortality.

    Still I was hoping for more. Perhaps a clearer connection between the Sith and the Jedi. A bigger struggle in the senate against sidious, lead by Padme... Elements of the story just didn't jive...

    Having said this, the movie is a spectical beyond my wildest hopes. The multi level cgi and cinimatography really kicked into high gear in this film. George Lucas has much to be proud of in this film... The CGI team did everything they could to put us inside the action, with curved flight lines of ships, and visuals of ships passing the camera lense as if it was shot on location.

    The character of Aniken as he turns into Darth Vader is unbelivably compelling, in a classic tragic form. And as he completes his transformation he has a recognition of his crime, and the meaning of Sith. With power comes unintended consequence. That the cost of gaining the power to protect Padme and the desire to be close enough to Darth Sideous to Overturn him. Politics has real life consequence that is life and death to innocent people.

    Revenge of the Sith isn't a perfect film... But it is the right film to connect a series of prequels of a compelling series. And sheds light on the human condition by pulling ourself out of context into a new mythology. For that I applaud. 4 out of 5 lightsabers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennidisneyfer
    Except when he's yelling at the stump of Anakin ("You were the chosen one!! You were supposed to bring balance to the Force; not darkness!)
    So, if Luke is the Son of Skywalker, is Vader, at that moment the Stump of Skywalker???

    I agree though, that was an awesome scene. It's weird, I knew what was going to happen, I knew what HAD to happen, but I kept waiting for Anakin/Vader to snap out of it.


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    I went into it looking forward to finally seeing it all come together, but not expecting amazing acting (although I think it was mainly the writting, the actor's didn't have the best lines to work with...). And I LOVED IT!!! I've been a Star Wars fan all my life and I was just thrilled to get a piece of the cake, I wasn't alive when the orignals came to theatres, so it was cool to be a part of it!

    The acting was "painful" in parts, but really it was just simple. They didn't try too hard to have fancy diolouge, which is one thing that I kinda like about the movies. I know once I watch it a million times on DVD I'll start to love the diolouge more and more.

    I thought Yoda and R2 stole the show whenever they were on screen, and Ewan was awsome. I think Natalie and Hayden did great with what they had to work with. IMHO I think Grevious is over-rated (like Fett...not a big fan) and Obi-Wan certianly had no problem dealing with him.

    I don't think I would change anything about the movie (inculding the Leia bit), I liked it as a whole and I like how it explained JUST enough, but there's obviously some plot gaps for your imagination.



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    More to say, have I

    Yes, R2 and especially Yoda stole the show.
    Padme could have been played by a cardboard cutout.

    I don't understand why Anakin didn't see through Palpatine--he's not a likable guy. I really don't think Anakin was *seduced* by the Dark Side as much as we're led to believe. I honestly think he was born pretty damn Dark. Much anger in that one; fear too. Mace and Yoda said that from the get-go.

    So, this Darth ??? that Palpatine spoke of: the one who taught him how to keep someone from dying; he could change midichlorions (sp?). Shimi Skywalker was immaculately knocked-up, she says. Could she have had her midichlorions changed...been impregnated by...this character and that is how Anakin came to be? Was he a pre-meditated chosen one?

    Just something I ponder....
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    Cool.....I can read this thread now. Just saw it tonight at the AMC in Downtown Disney and THIS FLICK ROCKED.

    Finally a new SW film that felt like the original films.....all my questions answered, and my sweet sweet reward that I was deprived of in ROTJ: WOOKIE WARFARE!!

    I loved this flick and I would have to say its up there with Empire. Gonna see it again this Sunday night. Palpatine is one scary MOFO.
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    Psh! It was SO not as good as RotJedi! I'd give it a 6.

    My expectations were too high. I hate being dissappointed.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennidisneyfer
    So, this Darth ??? that Palpatine spoke of: the one who taught him how to keep someone from dying; he could change midichlorions (sp?). Shimi Skywalker was immaculately knocked-up, she says. Could she have had her midichlorions changed...been impregnated by...this character and that is how Anakin came to be? Was he a pre-meditated chosen one?
    ....
    Yeah, that little talk jumped out at me too. Makes ya wonder who exactly may have been responsible for Anakin's conception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennidisneyfer
    Psh! It was SO not as good as RotJedi! I'd give it a 6.

    My expectations were too high. I hate being dissappointed.
    ...but I still love Star Wars!

    There were no friggin EWOKS in this flick....and that by definition makes it better than Jedi.
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    Things that make you go "Hmmm..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennidisneyfer
    Things that make you go "Hmmm..."
    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
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    Man, I was hoping for a picture of Darth Nipples again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennidisneyfer
    Man, I was hoping for a picture of Darth Nipples again
    Talk to Tinkpink about that.
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    Ok co-thread derailer...got any Obi-Wan pics for me? <wiggles eyebrows>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennidisneyfer
    Ok co-thread derailer...got any Obi-Wan pics for me? <wiggles eyebrows>

    Here ya go!

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    I'm just not feelin' it dawg.






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