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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith...


Last night Paul and I went to see Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

The blurb said: "The Sith are masters of the dark side of the Force and the sworn enemies of the Jedi. They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy. They operated quietly, behind the scenes, acting in pairs - a Master and an Apprentice - patiently biding their time before they could take over the galaxy. In Episode III, they'll finally exact their revenge on the Jedi."

As the last couple of films have been a tad disappointing maybe this really will be Revenge of The Sixth. And indeed it was. It was great. It has restored my faith in the franchise.

However...

I thought that despite some good bits it was way too repetitive. The scenes were cut way too fast to take it all in. There was far too much CGI leading it to look like a 1970s Roger Dean album cover. The acting was awful (with perhaps the notable exception of Ian McDiarmid as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine). The script poor and the direction pedestrian. There was no real magic that we'd enjoyed in the first trilogy. Having said all of that it was better than either Episode 1 or Episode 2! My 2p.

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