Revenge of the Sith

I finally saw Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith last night. It didn’t totally suck… in fact it was pretty good. Not great, but not bad either.

By the way, some spoilers may follow. I don’t think there’s anything that fans of the series wouldn’t know, however.

The one thing I noticed was how… sterile it felt. Especially the opening battle sequence over Coruscant. It reminded me of the massive starfighter sequence over Endor from Return of the Jedi, but it lacked the charm and drama of the sequence in Jedi… at least in my opinion.

Not to be nitpicky, but speaking of Jedi… in the Ewok village, Luke asks Leia about her mother; her answer (“She seemed very sad” or something like that) gives the impression that she’s talking about their mother, Padme.

But then, in Sith, Padme dies in childbirth and the infant Skywalkers are given to their respective adoptive parents — Bail Organa and his wife, in the case of Leia. That being the case… why would Leia’s adoptive mother be so sad?

And if Leia is talking about Padme… how the hell would she have any impression of her?

I don’t know… I guess I’m generally unimpressed by the newer films, and my storytelling brain is picking apart the inconsistencies.

There is some good stuff in the movie, don’t get me wrong, and I enjoyed it, but the pacing is rushed, and it lacks a certain something that I feel in Episodes IV-VI.

Unleashed, on the other hand… is a good movie. But that is a post for another time.