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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

Well, I can (almost) forgive Lucas for Episodes I and II now. RotS was just about everything I could have hoped for. Even knowing the ending, the movie still managed to pull at me. Palpatine plays the master-puppeteer - turning Anakin's confusion against everyone and everything he loves. The Republic, the Jedi and his marriage are gone.

I can nitpick at it a bit: Lucas still has a problem with pacing, and I don't totally understand why Yoda would retreat just because he lost his lightsaber. He went there to confront Palpatine and wasn't exactly losing.

On the whole, though, this movie accomplished exactly what it needed to and it brings the saga to a very satisfying end.

(10:15pm: Edited/Corrected)