Obligatory Star Wars Revenge of the Sith review

Today, the boss let me sneak out and see Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. I saw a 1:30PM show and it was busy, but certainly not crazy. There were a couple people with lightsabers and robes, but that was about as nuts as it gets on a Thursday afternoon in Michigan.

Short form review: I thought the movie was excellent. Yes, Lucas is not a good writer and, yes, the acting can be a bit stiff at times. But, the story of how Anakin becomes Vader was much more credible than I expected. The movie was plotted, paced and shot very well. All-in-all, Episode III did deliver on all of that exposition from the first two movies and makes Star Wars a fairly seamless 6 parter.

Spoiler that you don’t care about alert.

Jar Jar Binks does not die in this movie. Though he’s basically one of the good guys (despite the fact that he basically created the Empire in Episode II when he moved to grant special powers to Palpatine), he’s not a Jedi and so he survives. Alas, you can’t have everything.

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