Thursday, 19 May 2011

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Review

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Release Date: 19th May 2005 - Australia

Production Companies

20th Century Fox Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 140 minutes

Budget: $113,000,000

Box Office Gross: $848,754,768

Plot Summary
(19 Years before Episode IV)
Three years after the onset of
the Clone Wars, the noble
Jedi Knights have been
leading a massive clone army
into a galaxy-wide battle
against the Separatists.
When the sinister Sith
unveil a thousand-year-old
plot to rule the galaxy, the
Republic crumbles and
from its ashes rises the evil
Galactic Empire. Jedi hero
Anakin Skywalker is
seduced by the dark side
of the Force to become the
Emperor's new apprentice -
Darth Vader. The Jedi are
decimated, as Obi-Wan
Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda
are forced into hiding.
The only hope for the galaxy
are Anakin's own offspring -
the twin children born in
secrecy who will grow up
to become Luke Skywalker
and Princess Leia Organa.

Ewan McGregor - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman - Padme Amidala
Hayden Christensen - Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid - Supreme
Chancellor Palpatine/Darth
Samuel L. Jackson - Mace Windu
Jimmy Smits - Senator Bail Organa
Frank Oz - Yoda (Voice)
Anthony Daniels - C3PO
Kenny Baker - R2D2
Christopher Lee - Count Dooku
Silas Carson - Ki-Adi-Mundi/
Nute Gunray
Temuera Morrison - Commander Cody
Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca
Matthew Wood - General Grevious (Voice)
Joel Edgerton - Owen Lars (Cameo)
Bonnie Piesse - Beru Lars (Cameo)
Jay Laga'aia - Captain Typho
Oliver Ford Davies - Sio
Bibble (Cameo)
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Queen
of Naboo
Rohan Nicol - Captain
Raymus Antilles
Bruce Spence - Tion Medon
Wayne Pygram - Grand Moff Tarkin

Writer/Executive Producer/
Director - George Lucas
Producer - Rick McCallum
Concept Design Supervisors -
Erik Tiemens & Ryan Church
Production Designer - Gavin Bocquet
Costume Designer - Trisha Biggar
Make-up Supervisor - Nikki Gooley
Director of Photography - David Tattersall
Stunt Coordinator/Sword Master - Nick Gillard
Visual Effects Supervisors: ILM - John Knoll & Roger
Creature Shop Creative Supervisor - Dave Elsey
Practical Model Supervisor - Brian Gernand
Animation Director - Rob Coleman
R2-D2 Designer - Tony Dyson (Uncredited)
Sound Design/Film Editor - Ben Burtt
Film Editor - Roger Barton
Music - John Williams


2006 Academy Awards
Best Makeup - Dave Elsey & Nikki Gooley (Nominated)

REVENGE OF THE SITH is probably darker than THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (click here). It's a sad but tragic movie of the STAR WARS prequel trilogy. In REVENGE however, we finally get to see Anakin Skywalker turn into Darth Vader and even the return of the character Chewbacca since the classic films. I enjoyed the character of General Grevious along with the tremendous acting performances of Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Ian McDiarmid. Who could not forget the amazing star-fighter battle between the Jedi and Republic and the Separatist droids and the final two light-saber duels such as Obi Wan vs Vader and Yoda vs Palpatine.

REVENGE is not only much better than the other two prequels, but it's a must see for all everyone including die-hard fans of George Lucas's famous science fiction franchise. It is also my third favourite Star Wars film.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I agree this is easily the best of the prequels.