Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith

One of the nice things about working for an ISP is that sometimes vendors hook you up with cool stuff. Today, it was a pass to go see a private screening of Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith.

FINALLY, Lucas has made a Star Wars prequel that doesn't suck. It's quite good in fact.

Sure, some of the dialog is stilted, but the first three SW movies aren't full of Shakespearean dialog, either. The acting in this one is much better than Episodes I and II (granted, that ain't saying much). Hayden Christiansen as Anakin Skywalker doesn't come across as a whiny little turd in ROTS, while Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi actually looks like he's not ashamed to be in the movie. Samuel L. Jackson does some butt kicking, while Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine/Darth Siddious is back to his evil ways as seen in Return of the Jedi.

Without giving away any of the plot, I'll note that this movie does have one, and it's pretty good. By the end of the movie all the loose ends leading up to Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope, are tied up.

Naturally, the special effects are amazing and if you wait to see it on TV, you'll wish you'd seen it in the theater.

Note to parents: ROTS is rated PG-13 (all previous SW movies were PG.) It's definitely more violent than the other movies, and there are scenes of dead children, so you might not want to take little ones.

I give it 3 out of 4 stars.

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