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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Movie Review: STAR WARS III: The Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Hello, there!

Long time, no see!

Okay, so when do I ever do two posts in a row? That is a good question. And, I never do STAR WARS reviews randomly, I always have it on a special day. That is a really good observation. So what am I doing here today?

You know how yesterday was STAR WARS day because it was "May the Fourth be with you"?

Well, today is Revenge of the Fifth.

(Get it? I really hope you all think that it is hilarious or something because I have been waiting two years to use that.)

Because of this, I will be reviewing Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith.
Confession time: This was the first STAR WARS movie that I saw part of. It wasn't my fault, I was really little and my dad was watching it and I happened to be in the same room. Now, this could have been really bad, because the part that I saw was really filled with spoilers. But, I was so little that I didn't remember it. All of what I knew about STAR WARS were that they had weird colored swords. When we finally watched the original trilogy I loved it! We watched the prequels, and then I started to get Deja Vu. I remembered that I had seen it before!

Now, to avoid a disaster, like the one I nearly had, watch them in this order:
IV: A New Hope (1977)V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)I: The Phantom Menace (1999), II: Attack of the Clones (2002), III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), VII: The Force Awakens (2015), and VIII: The Last Jedi (2017).

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

STAR WARS III: The Revenge of the Sith (2005):
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
We are in the midst of war. With everyone searching for the evil General Grievous, the Jedi feel uneasy. They assign Anakin Skywalker to spy on Chancellor Palpatine, but he feels like that would be betraying his friend. Before he has had nightmares that have come true, so when he starts to have some about someone he loves the most, he panics. With Obi-Wan on the trail of General Grievous, and other Jedi spread through out the universe, commanding the Clone army, Anakin has no one to turn to. He feels like no one trusts him, so who can he trust? Will his choice change him for the better, or for the worse?
"Have you ever thought that we may be on the wrong side?"
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy.
Length: approx. 140 minutes.
Costumes: 8, nothing great, but nothing bad.
Costumes by: Trisha Biggar.
Script: 9, no bad words.
'"I sense a trap."
"Next move?"
"Spring the trap."'
Directed by: George Lucas.
Written by: George Lucas.
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker. "Use your feelings, Anakin, something is out of place."
Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala.
Ian McDiarmid as Chancellor Palpatine. "All who gain power are afraid to lose it."
Frank Oz as the voice of Yoda.
Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu.
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
Kenny Baker as R2-D2.
Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa.
Matthew Wood as the voice of General Grievous.
Christopher Lee as Count Dooku.
Temuera Morrison as Commander Cody.
Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars.
Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars.
Cinematography: 7, some of the fight scenes are a little weird, and there is some bad CGI.
Cinematography by: David Tattersall.
Music: 10!!
Music by: John Williams.
Quotes: 8, not as quotable as the other movies, but it still has some good lines.
"So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause."
NOTE/Age Range: This movie is rated PG-13 and for good reason. There is a lot of violence and scary images, like, really scary. I have know kids who are under 13 and watched it and were fine, but just be aware of that.
Storyline: 5, there is death, fighting, violence, loss of limbs, torture, killing, suggestive things, kissing, gross things. As I said above, it is PG-13.
'"Hold your fire! You're not helping here."
"I agree, bad idea."'
Good For: STAR WARS fans, people who like to know the back story.
Overall Score: 7.5.
Bonus thoughts:
Warning, this movie is really sad. Be prepared. It will make you scream, "You're breaking my heart!" This is a cautionary tale, more so than any of the others. I know that it must be hard to come up with back story, and George Lucas did a pretty good job, but he also left plot holes between this an Episode VI. A lot of plot holes.

Well, what do you think of this movie? If you love the prequels, do you still like this one even though it is sad? Tell me all of your thoughts!

Thanks for reading this post today, on "Revenge of the Fifth!"



  1. I didn't like the other two before that one, but this one was pretty good. - June

    1. Yes, I agree, I think this one is my favorite of the prequels.

  2. I do like this one, best out of all the prequels! The fact that it's so sad just adds to the happiness in The Return of the Jedi when Darth Vader finally becomes Anakin again. :)

    1. Yes, me too! That's true, I watched RotJ yesterday, and was thinking about this one. RotJ has one of the best endings of all time, so even if I'm really sad during this one, I'm so happy in that one. :)

  3. Haa! I so laughed at Revenge of the fifth! I have not watched this one...

    1. Oh yay! I'm so glad that you thought it was funny!

  4. This one really made me feel for Anakin in many ways. You can really see how torn he was.

    1. Oh yes, in this one more than any you really feel sorry for him! So much pressure was on him and he was so scared. :(

  5. I haven't seen this one in forever.

    1. Same! Before I rewatched it to review, I hadn't seen it since 2015!


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