heroic performance as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. While there will be critics and geeks around every corner that will never be happy with any performance of someone trying to fill the Black boots, I have to say he pulled it off both physically and psychologically (in a twisted sort of way). There were many other great performances such as by Ian Mcdiarmid (Palpatine), Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala) and Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu).The third best performance though should go to the creative and supporting staff that made the film the classic that it is and will become.
Lastly, the writing and story are purely great literature. There are very few fantasy or fiction epics that can compare to the totality of Lucas’s Star Wars saga. Perhaps, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Frank Herbert’s Dune, or Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles are among the few that share this plateau. But the distinction is that George Lucas also breathed life into his creation and onto the screen. Perhaps it was this direct hand that was able to translate these beautifully developed and round characters into ones that we love or hate. I will give exception for Lord of the Rings which was well produced. But in the end the Star Wars saga stands on it’s own, on the summit. Movie Synopsis:
As Revenge of the Sith opens, the final catastrophic battles of the Clone Wars are taking place galaxy wide – including one in the skies above the city-planet Coruscant, seat of the crumbling Republic and also home to the Jedi Knights.
Chancellor Palpatine has been taken hostage by the nefarious General Grievous, leader of the droid army – the mechanized battle troops of the Separatist Alliance.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) take on a desperate rescue effort, facing long odds to free Palpatine and destroy Grievous. It’s a daring mission, but only the start of the fiercely pitched battles and Jedi action that fill Episode III, the most action-filled of all of the Star Wars movies.The opening battle sets in motion a series of events that lead up to the moment of truth for Anakin – whose secret always threatens to catch up with him: He is leading a dual life as a Jedi Knight while covertly married to the beautiful Senator Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman). Preying on Anakin’s fears of losing Padmé, Palpatine reveals to Anakin another side of the Force, one that is forbidden to him, but one that promises to teach him powers he never imagined possible.
Obi-Wan recognizes Anakin’s inner conflict, and ultimately must face off- (cont.)