Film Review: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Posted on by 5WC in Film

One of the big, almost revolutionary strengths of the original Star Wars trilogy is that it didn’t start at the beginning. It didn’t walk you slowly into the story, introducing characters and their histories. Instead it just dropped you straight into the action and left you to enjoy the ride. And as the final part of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith does essentially the same.

It isn’t hamstrung by having to start the story, or introduce characters, Episodes 1 (The Phantom Menace) and 2 (Attack of the Clones) have already done that and so it’s free to just give you action, adventure and a decent narrative story line. The reason I think the movie works so well, and is easily the best of the it’s trilogy, is that it is nothing more than a bridge. It’s story simply links that which went before to what we already know in the future. It’s doesn’t have to invent the plot, rather link two together. Read more