Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Disneycember

The circle is now complete…well sort of. Doug takes a look at Revenge of the Sith.

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53 Comments on "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Disneycember"

The Mysterious M
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The Mace Windu/ Darth Sidious duel has been my favorite point in the movie. It just draws on the Force Lightning scene from jedi; when the evil mastermind is confronted, he reveals he’s not a defenseless, feeble old man, he’s actually incredibly powerful. And once again (because you did this in your last prequels video) THAT IS NOT STAR WARS MYTHOS!!!! Darth Plagueis was actually a real Sith Lord…he’s (or was) actually Palpatine’s master. But this movie, it just makes Darth Sidious all the more terrifying. The man is seriously an evil genius. From Episode I, he manipulated the entire… Read more »
NovaAlexandria
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The only good thing really about the Sequals. You can tell that Ian McDiarmid was having a complete blast with his roll. It was like he was the only actor that really had fun. If there was a good scene in the prequals, 90% chance he was in it.

cannedfury
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I, TOO, FAIL TO GRASP WHAT MYTHOS MEANS IN THIS CONTEXT!!!! LOUDLY!!!!111

Rezro
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A background.. it don’t referee to myth literally though we can’t be sure it was real or not.

The Mysterious M
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I just said it was real. It wasn’t mythos. It was actually history. Darth Plagueis was the Sith Lord who trained Palpatine. There’s a book (a really amazing book) called Darth Plagueis.

Rezro
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So what? I say about movie perspective not about nerd whining about book. You comment is so pointless that you literally waste my time now.

Gaiash
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Something can be both canon and part of the mythos. Palpatine knows it’s true but tells the story like it’s a legend.

Rezro
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Yeh, that is the point..

Souledge94
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This is my second or third favorite star wars movie. I dont think I can call it bad,but I can say it does have flaws and it aint no where near perfect. This is the prequel I can see over and over again and never get tired. I dont feel his turn was to fast. I see why he did what he did. He lost his mother and is about to lose another women he loves. The stress from the consoul. The best friend he felt was also against him. He just snapped. Then a man with great power and… Read more »
LiamA
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The novelization covers Anakin’s turn better.

The Mysterious M
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You’re talking about the Matthew Stover novel right? There’s two different novelizations of Revenge of the Sith

Louis Sinatra
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Ah yes, Revenge of the Sith; or as I like to call it: The worst Star Wars prequel to hit the cinema. Now admittedly, I still don’t think any of the prequels are the worst things to grace the silver screen, but that doesn’t mean that gives it a pass. I will admit, the starship battle was cool, as is the battle between Obi Wan and Anakin; but there are three major problems that keep me from fully liking it: 1. The let-down destruction of Count Dooku. As a long-time Christopher Lee fan, I found it to be very disappointing… Read more »
Rezro
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I don’t see how it can be worst prequel? Maybe worst Star Wars movie if we exclude first two.. 1) That was a setup.. Dooku know that Sidius want drag Anakin on the dark side, what he didn’t know was that he sell him for that. Basically this same happened in sixth movie. 2) I don’t get you point? Separatist movement fall apart and he know that he is in deep shit until that point. 3) Agree, but still after boring chase, boring romance and boring politic, even if badly acted plot of that part at least have a point.… Read more »
Shinigami
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From prequels this is only one that I can still watch and feel satisfied. Sure Revenge of the Sith has it’s flaws but not enough to make me hate it unlike with other two and there is enough good so that flaws don’t drag it down.

happymel
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Yes, this IS the best of the prequels. In fact, I thought that this was pretty good, especially compared to BAD (EP 1) and MEH (EP 2).

Anon Tumahab
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I think you hit the nail on the head. If you watch this movie muted or as a silent film, it actually becomes “borderline good”.

LaserBunny
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Ian Mcdiarmid is by far the best part of the prequels. Since he does the most stuff in this one it is the best one by default.

Jon McKenzie
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My major complaint about III is that in the final duel between Anakin and Obi Wan, including the two shooting Force at each other, they could and should have done some rapid aging on Obi Wan. Not to make him look as old as Alec Guinness, just old enough for Ewan to look as old as Ben Kenobi in IV. Remember how wrecked up Palpetine got during his struggle with Mace? Just a thought.

mduncan50
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I don’t think you really need to age Obi Wan. Here he’s around 40 or so, and in New Hope would be closer to 60, so I think that the natural aging does the job.

Fran Ohmsford
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Palpatine aged because he was using the dark side of the force with wild abandon….The Dark Side is strength without limits but that power comes at a cost {both to the soul AND to the body!}. Now honestly I think I preferred it when pre prequels, pre books you could believe Palpatine was just incredibly old, his life maintained through his powers but no way {or possibly no need} to worry about his appearance. But RotS shows blatantly that it’s the unleashing of Dark Side Powers in a fight to the death that causes such damage to Palpatine’s body. Obi… Read more »
Jon McKenzie
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I would still prefer if Obi Wan had not escaped the battle unscathed. A fat lot of good the light side of the Force did keeping Luke safe when he first fought Vader. He was younger than Obi Wan, too, and even Vader remarked “the Force is strong with this one….”

Yeah, I know, “But Yoda hadn’t finished training him!” Then why did Yoda say Luke was a Jedi on his death bed, hmmm?

What ev. They’re only movies.

cannedfury
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The prequels skipped one very important scene which would have brought it all together and made this movie better: Count Dooku teaching Grievous how to swing lightsabers like a windmill while slowly walking towards somebody. The story would have benefited so much from that.

CIS Droid
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I would say RotS is a pretty good movie. If you can ignore RotJ´s flaws, you should be able to ignore RotS.

Emperor.Hampton
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I do actually kind of love this movie. It’s very, very flawed, but seeing how Palpatine manipulated the Republic into the Empire is both beautiful and terrifying. That scene in the Senate Hall, where he declares the Empire, still sends chills down my spine. The Order 66 sequence was also beautifully executed, pun intended.

Lorenzo Ramirez
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My favorite Jedi is Luke Skywalker

mbellardini
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It did rush Anakin’s conversion to the dark side, and the reasons behind it seemed forced. He seemed to be willing to compromise his principles without much of a struggle.

Souledge94
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I would agree if everyone was on his side and he happy go life,but that wasint the case here. Its easy to see why he compromised .

Rezro
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No one deny that, but we criticize speed of that.. it is basically as he would said “Fuc*k that I going wild”, he simply didn’t hesitate or regret in any point of time.

xxfiredudexx
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why would he hesitate? He had already killed a man that was on the side of the law. There was no turning back at the point. He was obsessed with saving his wife and unborn child at that point. Nothing else was more important

Rezro
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Why? Because he was a human not a piece of wood.. sort off. Humans have conscience and even if he kill another Jedi this still don’t excuse radically change side just like that. Humans don’t become mass murderers just because. This was so forced that it is almost comical or should I say cartoony. You cant seriously protect that until you are idiot who know shit about human behawior. They definitely should give him more time for that and I personally would move that as final to previous movie.

Souledge94
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@rezro

Again it wasint “just like that” this thought process was going through his mind for a bit. It would be different if none of the other stuff happened and he just said “well im evil now” it made sense of what he did. After feeling everyone was against him and noone was behind him and killing a fellow jedi and being promised that he could save his wife from the same fate as his mom of course he said ok. Its not comical or cartoony at all.

Rezro
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Again, I know what Lucas intended but simple fact is that he failed in execution. Sorry but you sound as desperate fanboy who ignore that no one go in kill rage after any of those stuff. His fall definitely should be longer and better acted. If after Mace Windu death he would be confused, try run in guilt and shame for some time and in this same time Jedi would start look for him to learn WTF happened. Then in point of greatest desperation Canceler would offer him help and declare him as only Jedi faithful to Republic before ordering… Read more »
Duddy
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My favorite Jedi is Yoda, because he is also essentially a Muppet, making him a double threat! @duddybaha

saif siddiqui
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my favorite jedi is luke skywalker!!

InfinitySorcerer625
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Favorite Jedi is Yoda for two reasons: 1. He’s portrayed by Frank Oz and 2. Dem Ears lol

KouTheMad
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Doug, you need to go Netflix the Clone Wars. It gives you more of what you want (the later half of the show gets REAL good.) and is canon to boot.

Amesang
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I know this is blasphemy to say, but… I kind of like Vader’s “NOOOOOO‼” at the end. Seriously. XÞ In my mind it represents Anakin shedding the last of his humanity, the love of his wife that’s been taken from him (and BY him, as he’s been lead to believe), the admiration he had felt towards Obi Wan all of these years, ANY respect he might have had for the Jedi… it’s all gone. With that last howl of anguish and despair all that’s left is an empty shell… left to be filled with the cold, focused hatred that is… Read more »
Chicken Puppet
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I totally agree.

I didn’t realize people hated the NoooOOoooOoo until I saw it used as an internet meme. I’m sure it would have been more impactful to have him just stare blankly in horror as the emperor grinned and the familiar breathing sound played…but it wasn’t as laughable as people make it out to be.

Overall, this movie is watchable and has some strong scenes. A vast improvement over the first two.

Rezro
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People don’t hate it, people consider it as comical and so unfitting the show. And I totally agree about that even if I like it.

Amesang
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To be fair I think its use as a meme stems from that poorly translated line, “DO NOT WANT!!”

What was the name of the Chinese dub’s title? “Backstroke of the West” or something?

PotatoOni
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I really have a hard time calling any of the prequels bad. If you look at them from a realistic standpoint the only really weak thing about them is the presentation.

I’d rather call them diamonds in the rough than anything else. The just need a little bit of tweaking with the dialogues and some of the story elements to be perfect.

Rezro
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They aren’t bad overall but they aren’t also good, and they should be great. First three movies were Avatar of its time, new trilogy was simply mediocre for the most part with few unjustifiable flaws like wooden acting and only few good scenes and plot-points from time to time.

x0ray
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Favorite Jedi in Star Wars has to be Luke.

Fran Ohmsford
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I’m going to say it again – Phantom Menace for me is the best of the Prequels! It’s not a great movie by any means {none of the prequels are} and it has flaws aplenty but it’s the one that makes the most sense in context of the original Trilogy {despite the ludicrous midichlorians!}. Revenge of the Sith has the advantage of being able to tie the two trilogies together and give us what we want in a Darth Vader scene and a Yoda vs Palpatine face off {Fantastic Fight Sequence btw!} but it makes such a hash of it… Read more »
taykel
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As a non Star Wars fan, I can say this is the best of the prequels. I liked it fine when I first saw it in theaters and then after a second viewing, I don’t know, it just wasn’t anything that special. Again, better than Episodes 1 and 2.

Carewolf
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To me this is probably the worst, but that may be due to watching the others as they came out in cinemas and like many fans, hoping that everything would wrap together in the end and justify the other movies. This might not technically be as bad as the others, but as the last chance to redeem the rest it failed, releasing all the despair of having looked forward to, watching and being disappointed by every movie in the prequel trilogy.

Fran Ohmsford
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See….technically I agree this is a better movie on a technical level than the first two but the problem is that this one had ALL the advantages – It got to tie up the prequel with the battle sequences everyone wanted, it had the ability to show us Darth Vader finally and it knew where it was going – It knew the end-game of what had to happen! YET it was done so badly! Not on a technical movie level but on a plot and characterization level! It was rushed so they could get in those battle sequences! On a… Read more »
Franklin Mac
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This is the only Star Wars movie I didn’t bother watching, since the previous 2 were so bad, and we all knew how it was going to end.

ManWithGoodTaste
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Remember when Doug promised to never review the prequels.

Yeah, me too.

sporeboy100
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Darth Vader, before the prequels, he was mysterious, and didn’t appear to be from one of the whiniest characters put to screen.

Millstone85
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I guess I just don’t “get” that movie and its accepted place as best or least bad of the prequels.
The things Doug and various commenters said about Attack of the Clones being almost too boring to watch?
I can watch Attack of the Clones just fine. I can’t make it through Revenge of the Sith without a long yawn.
All the movie ever does is wrap things up to match the original trilogy, even when it doesn’t make any sense.

Naxster
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I will be the weird one but hell with it… I think Revange of the Sith is better than Return of the Jedi. Secondone has nothing I like. Ewocs are pointless to me and do not connect to anything in a galaxy with ftl technology. The whole begining looks liketutorial for a game. And the battle between Luke and Vader… it’s slow, they never go full in (cause they actually do not want to ill the other) and emperor just sits in a corner presumebly eating popcorn. It’s… boring. When the RoS, oh boy. Obi-Wan finishing his work, fighting extremally… Read more »
ErichoTTA
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Anyone notice how the scores of the Star Wars prequels have gone down on the IMDB? Yep, this used to have a 7.7, now it’s at 7.6. I love this movie and so should you! RedLetterMedia’s review of this is still the longest scripted review ever made. What a loser! Oh, and it’s more acclaimed on RottenTomatoes than Return Of The Jedi.

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