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    Friday, May 20, 2005

    Movie Review - Revenge of the Sith

    Nearly 30 years ago, as I sat with my then 30-something parents in our old station wagon at the drive in theater, something wonderful happened...

    I became aware of science fiction via the lush and exciting world of "Star Wars". Up until that time it was just fairy tales and Judy Blum, but after, oh my, did I ever want to be a ship's pilot or captain like Han Solo. I had tons of the action figures, and I would play all day long, my body on the earth, but my mind in space.

    Come full circle we have with "Revenge of the Sith". I know it's not really the last movie, but it is a damn fine way to wrap up Lucas' vision of this reality.

    Technology has come so far since the original Star Wars, that Lucas can now pretty much do anything he wants, limited only by his imagination. Personally I love the new CGI creatures and aliens that he rolls out on each new episode. And the lava effects during the fight between Anakin and Obi-Wan are stunning. Oh, and the WOOKIE ARMY is not to be missed.

    This was very entertaining, but maybe it's because I've ALWAYS wanted to see more of the dark side. Most of the other movies have been Jedi-centric, and I always wondered HOW one got to be evil. Were they twisted to begin with? Were they manipulated by other more powerful evils? Did they just have a bad day?

    Seriously though, the first time you hear Darth Vader breathing through that black mask ( after being found by Darth Sidious and 'repaired' from his near fatal fight with Obi-Wan ) it will send chills up your spine.

    Lucas knows just what to do to illicit emotional responses like this from his audience. There are several moments like this during the movie that you can't help but get caught up in the action. And you get to watch Anakin's fall to evil, which is great. And Jar-Jar never once opens his mouth.


    1. If I where a Dark Jedi, I wouldn’t use no lightsaber. I would choke and toss people around with the Force and use my blue Force lightning to destroy all who would oppose me. muhaha

      My lightsaber would only be used for dress parade. And to open up cans of Chef Boy RD.

    2. Jar Jar has a speaking roll in RotS ... "'Scuse me" (said at his first of 2 appearances) ... I have now ruined the film for you ...


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