Though IV and V were out before I was born and VI came out when I was a year, I went through a phase in my childhood where I thought I was Hans Solo. Yeah, the fact that I am female didn’t deter me from this fantasy.
I have been highly disappointed with Episodes I and II. The acting was terrible and the films looked awful. I would probably be content not seeing either of them again. I wasn’t really expecting much for Revenge of the Sith.
I’m glad my negative expectations were wrong.
While nothing like the originals, Episode III is closer. Perhaps Lucas finally took heed that people weren’t thrilled with The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones. The acting was better in Revenge of the Sith, though not stellar. For some reason these actors aren’t performing to their potential—I have seen all of them do better in other films. But it wasn’t atrocious like the first two. And the characters seemed to be quite a bit more solid. They are multifaceted and complex with their transformations clear and concise.
R2 and Yoda reign supreme. They are both funny and will remain my favorites. Darth Vader is creepy as he should be. Padme isn’t a huge presence.
Ok, so there is still some of that over the top cheesy romance, but it didn’t make me gag like before. And no, there is no rolling around in the grass, thank God.
And the story seemed to flow better. Even the slower parts had motivation behind them unlike Episodes I and II. It also connects much better to Episodes IV, V and VI.
Revenge of the Sith is quality entertainment that even non hardcore Star Wars fans can enjoy. Sure, anyone with common sense knows what will happen because we have already seen the next chapter to this saga, but it is definitely enjoyable.