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May 20, 2005

Revenge of the Sith: The Mini-Review

Here it is:

It didn't entirely suck. And it's better than Phantom and Clones. But it wasn't exactly good.

More thoughts later.

Posted by john at May 20, 2005 02:06 AM

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Rich | May 20, 2005 06:47 AM

Ah first post, 'They' said it was better then Return of the Jedi. I will see it soon.

Jaquandor | May 20, 2005 06:58 AM

No, it didn't entirely suck; in fact, it didn't suck at all. And it wasn't exactly good; it was great. So right on!

(I have a bad feeling about this....)

Kevin Q | May 20, 2005 08:34 AM

It was better than it should have been, but not as good as it could have been.


Jon | May 20, 2005 09:26 AM

I'm someone who firmly believes in keeping expectations extremely low when it comes to movies, and yet I can't quite bring myself to go see this one.

Paul | May 20, 2005 10:31 AM

Kevin, did you get your should and your could reversed in that post? I'll be seeing this one next week sometime. I suspect I will not mention it in my blog.

Dave Pittman | May 20, 2005 10:38 AM

I enjoyed immensely. The only main plague (again) is Lucas-writing, Lucas-transitions and Lucas-non-subtlety...but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Runs rings around the first 2 and I don't even try to compare any of the pre's to the originals.

Dave | May 20, 2005 11:16 AM

I agree with Dave Pittman. Some real clunkers in there but it really does the job when it needs to. Basically it's saved by the fact that Ian McDiarmid is very good and Ewan MacGregor is great.

John H | May 20, 2005 11:40 AM

I also thought it was better than it might have been and overall pretty good. The two things that bothered me most had to do with transitions, one of which would be a spoiler if I mentioned it, so I won't.

The other is obviously the point of the movie - the turning of Anakin to the dark side. Is it just me, or did that seem just a bit too abrupt? (Dave, is this what you meant by Lucas-transitions?)

But overall I thought it was quite enjoyable.

(Not that this is relevant, but from what I heard yesterday it took in $16.5M from just the midnight showing. If that's true it has to be a record...)

John H | May 20, 2005 11:44 AM

And to the other Dave, I agree - Ewan McGregor and Ian McDiarmid were excellent...

RooK | May 20, 2005 11:45 AM

I find you lack of faith disturbing...

Rich | May 20, 2005 12:04 PM

"I agree with Dave Pittman. Some real clunkers in there but it really does the job when it needs to. Basically it's saved by the fact that Ian McDiarmid is very good and Ewan MacGregor is great"

I was always more interested in Obi Wan and Yoda then Vader. The Ewoks were awkeward but kept relevant by the ausome Han, Leia, Luke story.

Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little | May 22, 2005 07:19 PM

John H: Yes. From "What have I done?" to "I pledge myself to my new dread lord" in oh-point-two seconds. I turned to my husband and said, "When did Anakin get fitted with an Alignment Toggle?"

My husband, of course, said "Shhh." But by then he was getting pretty practiced at it. I came to the movie wanting to heckle. Oh so badly. But on my right and my left were members of the legions of the devout. *Sigh*

Jon Mann | May 22, 2005 07:35 PM

The movie finishes oddly; maybe it's the lack of immediate closure, with a sort of macro-closure (of the saga) complete. It felt to me like a final adjustment of all the pieces, so that they were all just so, and if one just waited past the credits, Episode IV would commence...

Definitely better than the first two. Rates higher on the 'limbs-lopped' scale too.

Creford Wong | July 10, 2005 06:41 AM

There were extremely excellent and the best scenes in the movie "Revenge of the Sith".
Good originality and great imagination, great story in this movie!
Here's Photo gallery for Hayden Christensen(Anakin) of this movie. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0159789/photogallery-ss-0
I love Star Wars series the most!

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