The Core Dump

The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 25 May 2005]

Review: Revenge of the Sith

Whew! We dodged a bullet on this one! Revenge of the Sith is a much better movie than feared. That being said, it’s not exactly a good movie; rather, it manages to create a satisfying conclusion to Anakin’s journey to the Dark Side and ties in pretty neatly if obviously to the “real" Star Wars movies.

On the good side are:

On the bad side are:

For me the biggest problem with the first three movies is that they portray Anakin as this sniveling brat who’s just waiting for somebody to turn him. “There’s good in him still," says Padme. She’s nuts. This guy was a Sith Lord waiting to happen all along.

That the whole Jedi counsel manages to sit around and not get what’s happening in Anakin’s head—or, for that matter, that there’s a Super Mega Evil Sith Lord in the office next door—is almost enough to break the suspension of disbelief.

But hey, light saber! Shiny!

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