What an awesome movie! Not too unexpected that I would like it, considering I’m a bit of a Star Wars geek, but it really was a great movie, much better than The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Partially because Jar Jar Binks said almost nothing, but mainly because there was lots of action, great special effects, and plenty of tie-ins with the original trilogy. The story didn’t get too silly (like The Phantom Menace), nor too political (like Attack of the Clones). Since everyone knows how it ends, I won’t give away anything by stating that Chancellor Palpatine becomes the Emperor – I really liked how they did the “transformation”, particularly with the voices. Palpatine had his “friendly old man” voice, while Darth Sidious had his “evil Emperor” voice, and they gradually merged together.
One plot point still confuses me though. In Attack of the Clones, Jango Fett, the “model” for the clones, states that he was recruited for the project by “a man called Tyrannus”, and later on, we discover that Count Dooku is Darth Tyrannus. But then, when the clone army shows up to take on Dooku’s droid army, Dooku has no idea where the army came from, and mentions that he doesn’t know how the Republic could have gotten an army that big.
Anyway, I’m going to see it again next week – iAnywhere is renting a theater in Waterloo for all engineering employees. I can bring a guest too, so Gail’s coming too. It’ll probably be out on DVD by Christmas, and I’m sure I’ll be purchasing it then.
Update:Forgot to mention one thing about Revenge of the Sith – the scenes with Padme and Anakin expressing their love for one another are rather painful. Roger Ebert said “To say that George Lucas cannot write a love scene is an understatement; greeting cards have expressed more passion.” and as usual, he’s right.