Revenge of the Sith

There have been quite a few favorable reviews of the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith and for the most part I would agree with the reviews. I do have a few gripes, however.

The amount and sophistication of technology that is available in episodes 1-3 seem to be much more plentiful and advanced than what is in episodes 4-6.

I can’t remember exactly who said it, but “The future is old.” Meaning, if some stuff is old now, imagine what it will be like in the future. I know that in the beginning of the movie it says, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…”. But, all of that culture did not just miraculously appear. Some of it should be old… very old. For example, Los Isley (sp) space port in ep4 is falling apart. The Millennium Falcon is always in disrepair. Some of these things make the story more palatable.

Ok, now that I’m done geeking out about ROS, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The opening scene is better than all of the others, excluding ep5 on Hoth (the ice planet). Overall the movie pulled together several points about Anakin’s character and how he becomes Darth Vader. Check out Kottke’s review for some nice (spoiler) details about the final development of Darth Vader’s character.

CNN.com – Midnight ‘Sith’ showings set record – May 20, 2005

Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith (kottke.org)

CNN on Star Wars ROS

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  1. It was me! I was quoting Rutger Hauer who I saw in an interview on the set of Blade Runner…a fine example of a convincing “old” future.

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