Wars III : Revenge of the Sith
Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher
Lee, Ian McDiarmid, and Frank "The Yoda" Oz
Directed & Etc.
by: George Lucas
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a mindblowing theatrical
treat! In these days of remake central, it's really remarkable the phrase,
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." is still an imaginational
springboard - and held by its creator (George Lucas), who has mastered his own
galaxy of filmmaking while creating an army of multi-generational viewers. Of
course SW3:RofS is a part of an episodic franchise, a prequel and a few other
of the oh-so-trendy Hollywood wordings for films based on other films - heck,
it's even part of a coveted trilogy! But Star Wars fans (like myself) could
care less about the obvious merchandising cashcow elements - hook up that I.V.
and let the sabers fly! And here you're all in for a great history lesson, along
with the usual battling brouhaha, over-dramatic thespianisms, and maniacal villains
dancing about in ILM heaven to yet another wonderful score by John Williams...
goes...The Clone Wars are raging galaxy wide - the mayhem has even begun to affect
the home-city-planet to the infamous Jedi Knights, Coruscant. (<- I swear
Lucas looks about his abode and names these things...perhaps this morning he had
a Croissant while contemplating Yoga?....just a thought)
Uh-oh, now there's trouble!
The evil General Grievous has just captured the "good" Chancellor Palpatine,
and only Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen)
can be trusted to pull-off the heroic deed of a rescue...
Cue really cool
battle scenes and off we go!
But as fate (and Lucas' mind would have it)
the events that follow, and the things you thought you knew all along, start to
unravel. We will finally find out what makes a good hearted McHottie like Anakin
slip over to the darkside and don that cumbersome black suit.
Sure, it's a woman that ultimately creates Darth Vader as we dread him nowadays...but
the secrets, hints and blatant information served up here is plain old mesmerizing
glee - and very dramatic emotionally.
And the technology available makes the latest battle scenes, truly, spectacular.
Lucas and his merry band of visual manipulators do not disappoint there are over
2200 visual effects shots - perhaps a record? And, as Obi-Wan and Anakin waltz
about in their "final showdown" on levels 8...and 9...you'll simply
be in awe.
piece is swell on the non-effect endorphin thrilled retina too - man-wise. Ewan
McGregor, who's a tad older here, is still wielding that saber like a Knight of
the Round Table - be still my swashbuckling loving heart! And Hayden Christensen
is no Flabby Maclardster either. Still, that black on black with black Goth look
he's just getting into is so over...Natalie Portman, under all her make-up,
has, once again, the coolest outfits - thanks to costume designer Trisha Bigger
- however uncomfortable they may have been.
Episode III is for the fans, true, as all the characters' back stories
are revealed and evolve into the last piece of this world's puzzle. But, this
is a multi-generational no-clue-who-R2D2-is-yet hootenanny as well. Leave the
smaller fans home though, as there's a bit of melodrama that may disturb their
little minds in mid-shaping.
- and if you can even get in this weekend - the force is truly with you.
recommendation: Burger King© drive through for the cool toys...be sure
to sing (to the tune of 'Born Free') "Star Wars....it's nothing but Star
Wars....remember to tip your wait staff..."