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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
I just heard on the hourly ABC radio news that there is already bootleg copies of SWIII available for sale on the streets of Mexico City and NYC, going rate $3.00, and it's suposed to be really good quality, not some handheld camcorder copy. (The reporter bought one.) Crazy! $3.00!!!!
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    I just heard on the hourly ABC radio news that there is already bootleg copies of SWIII available for sale on the streets of Mexico City and NYC, going rate $3.00, and it's suposed to be really good quality, not some handheld camcorder copy. (The reporter bought one.) Crazy! $3.00!!!!
No big surprise, given that { Sorry, you must be logged in to see this text! } were available YESTERDAY.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.57
    Originally posted by PalpatineW

      We are left to believe, if we think about it, that Darth Plagueis is Anakin's dad.


    Plagueis isn't Anakin's "father". Palpatine is, and the novelization makes this even clearer.

    (edited by PsychoticMidget on 19.5.05 2305)


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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by bradbice
    How does Obi-Wan know that Darth Vader is Anakin in the original trilogy? Seems like he would have assumed he was dead after frikking burning alive in front of him (which was the best, most powerful, most emotional sequence in the movie). So how does he know that Darth is "more machine than man"?


In the security tapes that Yoda and Obi-wan watched, didn't the Emperor refer to Anny as Darth (or Lord) Vader?

Also, the Emperor/Yoda fight, did he refer to Anny as Vader again?

I just saw it but I can't recall if that were the exact quotes.




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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.39
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Man, I never thought that Natalie would be the weak link in a romantic scene, but her direction must have been awful.


It didn't help that Christensen and Portman had absolutely no chemistry whatsoever. Especially compared to the love story of the original trilogy.




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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
    It didn't help that Christensen and Portman had absolutely no chemistry whatsoever. Especially compared to the love story of the original trilogy.


I think that helped the story overall, though. Anakin and Padme's story is all about tragedy and heartbreak. So to see them together seemed wrong, because it was wrong. He was a Jedi, he wasn't supposed to give in to his emotions.

Han and Leia were meant to be together, it was right, they made a great couple.

To me, the real romance was the behind closed doors action between Owen and Beru (sorry).
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.68
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      In the security tapes that Yoda and Obi-wan watched, didn't the Emperor refer to Anny as Darth (or Lord) Vader?

      Also, the Emperor/Yoda fight, did he refer to Anny as Vader again?

      I just saw it but I can't recall if that were the exact quotes.



    In the security tapes, Palpatine does refer to Anakin as Darth (and Lord) Vader. So that explains the name recognition.

    And I had always assumed that Obi-Wan senses Vader in much the same way that Vader senses him in A New Hope. He can probably assume that Anakin, being a powerful Jedi/Sith Lord, can survive his wounds, and that being disfigured (twisted and evil, even) might be torture enough (not to mention the love of his life dying).
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16

I loved everything about the movie. For me, the last hour alone made up for the previous 2 prequels.

Imagine had Obi-Wan just pushed Anakin in the lava ... I guess we wouldn't have the original trilogy :)



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
Didn't Obi-Wan tell Yoda he didn't think he could kill Annakin, since he was a friend. That could explain Obi-Wan's inability to deliver the coup de grace.

(edited by Stilton on 20.5.05 1258)


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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.02
http://www.hybridmagazine.com/films/0505/revenge-sith.shtml

My official review. I think I gave it a fair shot. The movie's good, but its not the best Star Wars movie ever. And I still don't think it justifies the crapiness of the last 2 prequels.

You can't be further from Darth Vader than Hayden Christensen in this movie.




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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.59
When I stop and think about what I REALLY wanted to see in this movie, I wanted to see more of 'Darth Vader'. In the costume, moving around, interacting more. We got teased at the end with the costume and it was cool to hear him talk for a second, but it would have been sweet to see him in a lightsaber duel in the costume in one of the new movies.

He wouldn't have been able to move much better than in the OT, since he was completely burned and lost his legs and all.. But still, the entire myth of Darth Vader being this badass is just that, a myth. Sure he's choked a few people and sentenced a few people to death but I want to see him just 100% destroy someone and prove he's the worst person alive.

It wasn't really needed to make this movie good, but it's what I wished for.

I also wanted to see:

- Why Yoda picked Dagobah of all places to hide out. Is it similar to his home planet? Where is his home planet? Why didn't he go there? What is the origin of Yoda?

- Qui Gon Jinn. It was nice that they mentioned him at the end, but I think his character deserved more than what it got.

- More mention of the Death Star throughout the movie. A brief glimpse at the end is all we got and I almost forgot about it between Ep.2's hologram and the end of Ep.3.

- A better fight between Greivous and Obi-Wan. Greivous deserved to be more threatening than he was and Obi-Wan shold have been shown dueling with the Gener's 4 lightsabers more. They don't really build up Kenobi as being a master swordsman, but his defense against the 4 lightsabers was pretty weak.

- Was the girl/woman/alien standing next to Palpatine in the Senate the Sith-wannabe from the 'Clone Wars' cartoon?

I'm seeing it again tonight, perhaps I'll have more questions!
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.70
    Originally posted by Bradbice
    Why Yoda picked Dagobah of all places to hide out. Is it similar to his home planet? Where is his home planet? Why didn't he go there? What is the origin of Yoda?
In one of the official Star Wars books or one of the games, it says that Yoda chose Dagobah because a powerful Sith Lord had been killed there a few thousand years ago, and the powerful Dark Side energy on the planet would help hide him from the Emperor and Vader.


    Was the girl/woman/alien standing next to Palpatine in the Senate the Sith-wannabe from the 'Clone Wars' cartoon?
No, in one of the Official stories Anakin kills her in a duel on Coruscant. Thats how he gets the scar over his eye.








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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.05
Thoughts:

- Part of me inside hoped to hear Mace Windu recite Ezekiel 25:17 before finishing off Palpatine. And then his death left me a little flat. I was expecting something like a freshly-turned Anakin or Palpatine hacking off one limb at a time with a lightsaber.

- Awesome to hear James Earl Jones again. That WAS him, right? I couldn't have beared to hear a distorted Hayden Christensen.

- Didn't expect to see much from Padm. You just knew she was there to pump out the twins and then croak.

- If Lucas REALLY wanted to make it up for the first two episodes, he would've given Jar Jar Binks a bloody and gruesome death.

- Yoda once again rules it with a lightsaber. My favorite part is when he tosses his saber into a trooper's chest and then hops onto him to pull it back out before he collapses dead.

- Grievous was awesome for the short time he was in there. Especially for the lightsaber-propellers, I was ready to mark the hell out of him after seeing Clone Wars. But I'll go with the main feeling here and say he was wasted. Loved that little spider walk he did after landing back on the ground.

- I was on the edge of my seat for the sequence I said was *the* heel turn. Read; Palpatine's reveal, Anakin turning & his slaughtering of the Jedi temple, Palpy ordering the troops to pick off the Jedi, Yoda sensing every Jedi's deaths and so forth.

- Is it me or was R2 CGI-animated at the start of the movie? He seemed to move around a LOT for a midget-operated puppet.

- Did they cast a new Beru? She looked way hotter than in ep-II.

- We get our first shot of a spry and young Grand Moff Tarkin near the end. Very nice.

Biggest pops:
1- Ani going Terminator on the Separatists. Bye, Gunray!
2- The lava fight scene. Been waiting since 1999 to see this.
3- Anakin's look of "what the hell did I just get myself into?" as the face mask lowers onto his head. The "inside-the-mask" POV was also a nice touch.

Biggest heat:
1- Not enough usage of Wookie, nor a slight mention of Han Solo.
2- Obi-Wan relying on a primitive blaster to finish off Grievous. He should have yanked out his heart or something.
3- Padme dies of a "broken heart"? Boo. Sure, I bought that she was upset, but Anakin should've offed her completely in a moment of rage. The babies? C-section!

In short, I was fairly satisfied with this one. It's gonna take more viewings to take in more stuff I might've missed (I was reciting Ezekiel 25:17 during Mace vs Palpy ), but for now this one has a solid 9/10 in my book.




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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.67
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    Interesting that we don't get our explanation of how Leia knew her birth mother better than Luke.


It's been a while since I've seen Return of the Jedi, but as I remember the exchange Luke asks about Leia's mother (because he wants to know more about his mother), and Leia tells him she died when Leia was very young. But Leia still thinks her birth mother is Bail Organa's wife; Luke hasn't revealed her true heritage yet. So Luke is assuming Leia was raised by Padme, and Leia doesn't know to tell him he's wrong.

I think it hurts the RotJ scene a little--you want to think Luke is getting to know just a little about his mother--but now it's inconceivable to me that Padme could have lived long enough to raise Leia without Vader trying to contact Padme and learning of his daughter.
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by JST
    Padme dies of a "broken heart"? Boo.


Well, in all fairness, if she could've banged him when he was six, she would have. THAT'S love.
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.59
    Originally posted by Jim Smith
    It's been a while since I've seen Return of the Jedi, but as I remember the exchange Luke asks about Leia's mother (because he wants to know more about his mother), and Leia tells him she died when Leia was very young. But Leia still thinks her birth mother is Bail Organa's wife; Luke hasn't revealed her true heritage yet. So Luke is assuming Leia was raised by Padme, and Leia doesn't know to tell him he's wrong.

But in ROTJ, Luke asks Leia about "your mother, your REAL mother". And she doesn't question that so it's assumed that she knows she was adopted.

But, a lot of things are assumed when it comes to Star Wars.
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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.73
    Originally posted by JST
    - Did they cast a new Beru? She looked way hotter than in ep-II.


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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.03


They shot the Tatooine scenes during the production of Episode II.



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.19
Just saw it. It was pretty good.
However the frist 2 or 3 "love scenes" between Anakin and Padem were terrible. It was like 2 14 year old saying,"no you are pretty" for 25 mintues. I now it was only about 2 minutes but it seemed much longer.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.06
    Originally posted by bradbice
      Originally posted by Jim Smith
      It's been a while since I've seen Return of the Jedi, but as I remember the exchange Luke asks about Leia's mother (because he wants to know more about his mother), and Leia tells him she died when Leia was very young. But Leia still thinks her birth mother is Bail Organa's wife; Luke hasn't revealed her true heritage yet. So Luke is assuming Leia was raised by Padme, and Leia doesn't know to tell him he's wrong.

    But in ROTJ, Luke asks Leia about "your mother, your REAL mother". And she doesn't question that so it's assumed that she knows she was adopted.




If she had a stepmother (i.e. if Bail Organa remarried) she might have assumed Luke knew that.

A stretch, perhaps, but not much of one.
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