It was all downhill after they re-editied the original, making Greedo fire first.Am I the only sane person in the world?
Really, this movie was BAD. Not that the original Star Wars films weren't at their base ridiculous, but at least you BELIEVED that a kooky green puppet was a Jedi Master, that Luke was in peril of succumbing to the dark side of the force, etc etc. Now, it's all blue screens and digital wankery. You know in the back of your head that these are just actors on a blue screen, Yoda isn't really even THERE with Samuel L. Jackson, and the Jedis doing all those stupid, excessively contorted flips and somersaults are CGI mockups. You'd think Lucas could afford some stuntmen. You'd think the actors would want to do as much as possible themselves.
Gone are the Harrison Fords and Carrie Fishers who smacked some sense into Lucas' stale, awkward dialogue. The dialogue in Revenge of the Sith is a laugh riot. Witness the sappy, mechanical exchanges between Hayden Christiansen and Natalie Portman. It's not their fault the writing sucks, and it's not their fault they have a director that would replace them with CGI versions if he could.
There's not much I can say about this movie that hasn't already been said. I'll just turn this into my own personal screed about how Lucasfilm and the Star Wars "franchise" have joined the darkside of style over substance, screen-glut over good filmmaking. I wanted to scream everytime some stupid robot or alien hovered into pivotal action scenes. What was the purpose of it being there? To divert attention from the fact that 80% of the "action" is done by some nerd jerking off on a Macintosh computer at Skywalker ranch?
There's more plotholes in Revenge than Lazerfart's underwear.
The only redeemable qualities about this movie other than the obvious digital effects wankery is the showdown between Obi Wan and Anakin (which is still somewhat underwhelming), and the performance of Ian McDiarmid, who is excellent as the wicked Emperor Palpatine. Midichlorians? Yoda hobbling along with a cane, then doing 500 backflips in the next scene? Characters and vehicles whose sole design seems to be to sell toys? It's a 2 hour commercial. Who cares anymore?The ultimate example of a movie that trys to appeal both to adults and their kids. And insults both of them at the same time. At least the Harry Potter movies are kid fare that's skillfully done with appeal for adults as well.