What could cause the powerful Jedi Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi to go into exile? How did the future leaders of the Rebellion against the Empire, Luke and Princess Leia come to be and why were they separated at birth? These and many more questions are all answered with the culmination of thirty years of work and movie making wisdom.
I have to say this is the best of the six series epic. Not only does Episode III have the most action, but Lucas’s brilliant and ingenious staff, who have honed their skills and craft over the last three decades, put together one of the most amazing digital visual and audio creations ever attempted. There are many many examples of brilliant digital artistry, that, like the Yoda fight scene in Episode II, could never have been realized when Star Wars was first released in 1977. The incredible battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and the four light saber armed General Grievous, the half droid half human comes to mind as one example. Or perhaps Obi-Wan’s incredible lightning fast lizard steed before that battle. In fact, there are so many great scenes and nuances in the film, that one might take it for granted. But donÕt look down at the popcorn as you reach for more or else youÕre sure to miss precious seconds; in a film where every attention and thought was carefully planned down to the last one.
From an acting standpoint, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker aka ‚Darth Vader’, both gave excellent performances. McGregor more than held is own as one of the supreme Jedi and a General no less, and at the same time portrayed the sad loss of his friend as he helplessly watched him sliding into the abyss of the Dark Side. Young Skywalker, Christensen, has clearly grown up and put forth a- (cont.)