The galactic struggle continues after the events of Attack Of The Clones. The Empire is born and so is Darth Vader.
The last film in the 'new' trilogy was always going to be a bit tricky, seeing that we all knew what happens in the end. It was just a matter of how well George Lucas could make the transition from the new series to the old series. The plot is every well handled and the adult feel set up in the previous installments is carried on. The acting keeps getting better, and special mention has to go to Ian McDiarmid who really knows how to steal each scene. The special effects are incredibly well handled, especially the space battles, which are epic. Like the previous entries, this movie still has its problems. General Grievous is a fantastic character, but is totally under-used, but the real down-side is the birth of Darth Vader. This is THE moment in Star Wars history that everyone was waiting to see, but it is no where near as good as it could have been. It was great to hear the booming tones of James Earl Jones, but Hayden Christensen neither has the body mass nor the acting ability to carry it off and it all ends being a little bit laughable. All in all this is still a great movie and it is a fitting end to the 'new' trilogy, and as good as the story arc is, it just isn't as good as episodes IV, V & VI.