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Star Wars - Episode III
Rohit Murari / fullhyd.com
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"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…" Who hasn't been enamoured by this opening line to every Star Wars movie? Okay, Star Wars non-junkies haven't been but since this is a Star Wars review they do not count.

Star Wars is not a movie. It is an institution, a confluence of a generation that believes in the powers of the force, a generation that grew up watching Jedi Knights defending the republic from the dark lords of the Sith, a generation to whom a light saber is as real as the sword of King Arthur, and a generation that is yet to come to terms with the fact that Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is indeed the last Star Wars movie it will ever see.

Like the two movies before it, and the three after (speaking strictly from the perspective of the timelines of the stories in the movies), it has not been made for the average movie-goer who believes in getting his two hours and ten minutes of entertainment (though he has to be asleep to be not enthralled by the magnificent special effects). But if you are among those who have been doing nothing save looking forward to 20th May 2005 for as long a time as can be made publicly known without risking a trip to the loony bin then this movie will do to you what The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi did - completely blow you away.

Unarguably the most important in the series for it binds all the six into one coherent unit, Episode III is also the goriest and most in-your-face Star Wars ever. It is also technologically the most brilliant. Where it does not come up to scratch is in the treatment of scenes between Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Padme (Natalie Portman) - they look artificial and awkward, and the movie tends to lose its grip on even the most ardent of the Star Wars fans.

ROTS is about the journey of Anakin Skywalker into the dark side as he becomes Darth Vader, the most evil of Siths in the whole galaxy. That transformation is a little sudden, and a little beyond the realms of human comprehension. However, once Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) reveals himself to be the Sith Lord, Dark Sidious, and takes young Skywalker as his apprentice the rapture graph of the movie just keeps travelling north until the very end when we hear the legendary Darth Vader's voice of James Earl Jones.

Star Wars clicks because of its inherently human core. Strip it of all the space-age content, and you would find that at heart it is a story of good versus evil, a story of heroes and villains, a story of father and son. Perhaps it is closer to reality than any other movie. When Palpatine proclaims himself to be the Emperor of the galaxy amid tremendous support, Padme says, "So this is how democracy dies - to thunderous applause." Is that not something we identify with?

What is a good movie if not one that has such a tremendous following the world over? Star Wars has a legion of admirers. It has spawned websites, created a whopping memorabilia industry, and birthed a cult that has grown, not just in strength but also in the vociferousness of its allegiance to this epic adventure.

As Master Yoda would have said, 'Safe to say it is. The most influential movies ever these are'.
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Star Wars - Episode III (english) reviews
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  • Cast
    Ewan McGregor, Samuel L Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz
  • Director
    George Lucas
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Seetha Devi on 29th May 2005, 3:26pm | Permalink
good movie
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8
Seshu B on 28th May 2005, 5:00pm | Permalink
Simply breathtaking. Only wish Anakin's becoming Lord Vader was more compelling. But Lucas has not succumbed to temptation and kept this short.
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8
Suman Karthik on 26th May 2005, 11:12am | Permalink
The moment you see the star wars logo on screen and the music kicks in, its a rush. Yet nothing will hold a candle to the moment when darth vader is fitted with his mask and u hear him breathe trough it for the very first time. But when luke is delivered to owen and beru at sunset(sunsets) on tatooine the pain kicks in coz now the circle is complete and this is the last time we will visit that galaxy far far away.
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10
Rahul on 23rd May 2005, 5:22pm | Permalink
Stand up and CHEER!! This one is for real. Episode 3 more than makes up for the last 2 movies. Whats more important is that it is almost as good as Empire Strikes Back, which IMO is the Best SW movie. Its chilling to see the birth of the greatest villian of all time (not counting Gabbar Singh, of course!!). This movie is well worth the price.
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10
Gopi Krishna on 21st May 2005, 10:59pm | Permalink
Star wars is biggest movie franchise ever. Revenge of sith doesnt disappoint one to STAR WARS Fans like me.Birth of Darth Vader is simply superb!
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