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A Far Away Review of 'Star Wars Episode III'

Alexander is a lifelong viewer of videos and media pertaining to the Stars Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and additional movie franchises.


So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.

— Padmé Amidala, 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith'

My Initial Thoughts

Going into this film, my hopes weren't entirely high. I even put off viewing it until last year! Whatever it was that made the original trilogy so magical seemed to be diminishing slowly and painfully. Such thoughts were mine after watching episode II multiple times through. Of course, some people don't like episode VI, and that's my favorite episode thus far. We are all entitled to our own opinions. I didn't know exactly what to expect when I first viewed this popular movie. However, I went in and was not disappointed.


Is It Good?

The movie is, in fact, fantastic! I would surely state that it is good. I loved it! The third episode really helps to tie in the first two episodes. I did not expect this, nor see it coming it would seem. What I wrote about the first two prequels is made up for by the third! I still believe that far less purely computer animated graphics could have been applied in place for more practical effects. Still, this film will give you chills! The movie is deserving of at least some praise.

You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness! You were my brother Anakin! I loved you!

— Obi-Wan Kenobi, 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith'

The Acting

Ian McDiarmid's acting is very notable. Sheev Palpatine is easily one of the most noticeable characters in the 'Star Wars' franchise. He is one of my favorites, despite his evil personality. Emperor Palpatine is, to me, the only truly evil person in the 'Star Wars' universe thus far presented. Moreover, I very much enjoyed watching Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi in this particular episode. I was skeptical about McGregor's abilities to play the beloved Obi-Wan. I grew up on the original films, and Obi-Wan left big shoes to fill. However, Ewan really delivered here! As a side note, Ewan McGregor did some voice acting for Obin-Wan in episode VII as well! I have very mixed feelings about Hayden Christensen, although I definitely still liked him in this film. I am not completely sure if I am not satisfied with his acting, or if I am taken aback by the sad character he is forced to portray. A part of me is in love with his portrayal, and a piece of me is not on board with it, one might say. Either way, the acting overall was fantastic!


The Graphics

As I have already mentioned, I think that the special effects could have been handled differently. I am fairly certain that I am far from the first person to put this complaint in writing. Still, the visuals are fascinating. I liked them much more than I initially suspected that I would. There are scenes that are entertaining to the occipital senses. The wookie battle was a fun scene to watch, and all of the fighting that including Obi-wan was awesome. George Lucas has a very interesting and vast imagination.

The Writing

The writing was great. This is a very quotable film. Of course, that has become something of a standard for Star Wars films. Of all of the prequels, however, this movie is definitely done right. There was a time that I didn't think that I would write such a thing myself. I give this movie's writing five stars! There are some lines that do make me pause. Regardless, the writing as a whole is noteworthy.

Episode III Official Trailer

What Are My Final Thoughts?

The film was amazing. Where the episode lacked in one area, it made up for that lack with greater strength in another place. I completely loved it, which did at first surprise me. I give it 5/5 stars and recommend the film to anyone who enjoys science fiction entertainment. George Lucas did very good.

You fool! I've been trained in your Jedi arts by Count Dooku.

— General Grievous, 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith'

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'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith'

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Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on April 08, 2019:

Dianna Mendez, thank you. 'Star Wars' is something that me and my Mom love.

Dianna Mendez on April 08, 2019:

I have seen all the Star Wars movies and enjoyed each one. McGregor's role is played well and he does add to the quality of the series. Good feedback on this film.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on March 25, 2019:

Hi, Alex, it's okay.

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on March 25, 2019:

I appreciate you too my friend.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on March 25, 2019:

Hi, Guckenberger, I appreciated you, and thanks.

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on March 25, 2019:

Miebakagh, enjoy your day too bud. :)

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on March 25, 2019:

Hi, Alexander, thanks for sharing, and enjoy the day.

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