Went and saw Revenge of the Sith yesterday morning – got up early so I could get to the 9:30am showing at Westfield Chatswood – good thinking really, parking was easy, only a 5 min wait to buy tickets, and I got a good seat – the cinema was less than a quarter full (which is actually unusally busy for that time of the morning !).
It was a great movie – and it joined up the saga nicely, filling in a lot of the gaps between Episodes I & II and the original Episodes IV, V & VI. The action sequences were amazing – especially at the beginning with the seige of Coruscant – but it’s the lightsabre duels we all go to see, and these don’t disappoint at all.
Some noticable bits – the character Obi Wan seemed to have enormous confidence as he takes on foes such as Count Dooku (Darth Tyrannus), General Grievous, and of course, the epic battle with newly appointed Darth Vader. Was a pleasure to watch him in action.
General Grievous was not as menacing as I expected – especially after seeing the Clone Wars animated series from the Cartoon Network. Darth Tyrannus died with not much more than a whimper. The battle between Yoda and Darth Sidious was pretty cool. Padme was a bit of an “extra” – not really adding much to the story (other than causing the whole mess in the first place by being the love interest that causes Anakin to go off the deep end!). Artoo rocked with a lot of cool attachments – showing a lot of personality and heroism.
Overall – a great addition to the saga. Now I can’t wait for the upcoming TV series George Lucas is about to start filming here in Sydney – will be set to fill in some of the 20 year gap between Episodes III & IV (with the development of the Empire and the rise of the rebellion obviously feature storylines). Lots more StarWarsy goodness to come !