Showing 1 - 1 of 1 Reviews for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D
Posted on 4/30/10 03:04 PM
In 1999, when I was eight years old I went to see the highly anticipated "Phantom Menace". Even as an eight year old I was disappointed as were my much older,geeky counterparts.The film was panned by critics,despite its box office take.2002's "Attack Of The Clones" wasn't much better.A couple years later George Lucas released a little film called "Star Wars Episode III"and finally us fan boys had something to be proud of. With all the "AVATAR" hype recently I revisited the Star Wars prequels to compare and contrast. While doing this I rediscovered my fondness for one of the three films, "Episode III Revenge Of The Sith". Now I'm shure most of America is aware of "AVATAR" and it supposed technological break through but after watching "Episode III" I discovered George Lucas was ahead of James Cameron by about a decade. Look at the planet of Coruscant compared to Pandora, look at the detail of the buildings that incompass a one city planet,does the CGI seem familiar? The moving parts of the scenes filmed on coruscant are amazing, look at each space craft moving individually,now times it by a 100,000,simply impressive.On Pandora all's we see are a bunch of blue people running around half naked,gret job Mr.Cameron.Now lets look at the narrative of each story,"AVATAR" is a rip off of Dances With Wolves,Lawrence Of Arabia,Pocahontas,and so on."Episode III" is very originall,shure I would bet Mr.Lucas was influenced by other works of art but he did not rip off an Oscar winning film. One scene in "Episode III" that I really like and personly think is one of the best scenes in the Star Wars franchise is the scene where the Galactic Empire is being formed. As Senator Palpatine delivers a inspiring speech, Senator Padmi Amidala(Natalie Portman) delivers a great line" So this is how liberty dies, to the sound of thounderous applause" which is just bone chilling. Another great scene is the killing of all the other Jedi,a scene which pays tribute to the final scenes in "The Godfather".The only problem with "Episode III" is Hayden Christensen's terrible acting, I often wounder what George Lucas was thinking when he cast him in this major film.With "AVATAR" being released this past week on DVD I wanted to compare the two films because they are both technically impressive. Shure "AVATAR" was pretty to to look at and shure it had a 'Green attitude' but if you want something deep with theologic and political meaning, please check out Star Wars Episode III. A defiant See It!