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Blogcritics On Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith – The Darthman Cometh

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Opening May 19, the final and sixth film in George Lucas’s Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith — starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid and Samuel L. Jackson — is quickening the pulse of series fans worldwide who are thrilled, hopeful, nostalgic, and wistful all at once about the denouement of a way of life launched by the original classic film in 1977 – a way of life that has generated $3.5 billion at the box office and over $10 billion in merchandise sales over the years.

Almost three decades after the imposing mouth-breather first appeared on screen, we will finally see what led Anakin Skywalker to succumb to the dark side and become Darth Vader:

REVIEW: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
The Obi-Wan, Anakin relationship is this tragedy’s focus urged on by the Rasputin that is Chancellor Palpatine.
Posted to Video by Temple Stark on June 12, 2005 09:07 PM

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – Lessons In the Dark Side Part II
The central crisis in this epic tragedy involves the small, thin line that divides “The Force” into the Light Side and the Dark Side
Posted to Video by Bird of Paradise on June 7, 2005 05:04 AM

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – Lessons In the Dark Side, Part I
Star Wars Episode III, which I finally saw yesterday with daughter #1, was like reading the New Testament Gospels and finding that they came to an end after the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. In the movie, the Jedi have seen…
Posted to Video by Bird of Paradise on June 7, 2005 05:00 AM

May Poll Results: Star Wars?
Once againt I assault you with my low turnout polls, don’t say I didn’t warn you! May Poll. Star Wars? Bring on the Sith! 62.5% 10 Not if I can help it 0% 0 Take it or leave it 12.5% 2…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on June 4, 2005 10:45 AM

The Politics of Star Wars: Return of the Sith
This isn’t a review. This is an analysis of the main theme of “The Return of the Sith” and it contains spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie, I strongly recommend reading no further until you do. The spine of the…
Posted to Video by Michael D. Bryan on June 3, 2005 11:56 PM

Sith Happens
Wait a minute! Aren’t we Americans (and of course the world-wide fans of Star Wars, who are perhaps a little more American than they want to be) too sophisticated to buy into the Evil Empire myth? We can see shades of gray, we can interpret the nuances; are we not postmodernists?
Posted to Video by Jonathan David Leavitt on June 1, 2005 05:00 PM

Fear of Loss: What Anakin teaches us about ourselves
First of all, I’m one of the seeming minority who really, really liked Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Yes, the dialogue was typical George Lucas, a little cornball, but hey, this is a long time ago in a…
Posted to Video by Simon Young on May 30, 2005 09:01 PM

Candy-colored Clones
Here is a snapshot of my impressions of Revenge of the Sith
Posted to Video by John Hood on May 28, 2005 04:28 PM

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
It will be very difficult to do this movie justice. In this final episode in the George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, Lucas puts together and completes the story in a slam dunk manner. I must admit, I was very surprised…
Posted to Video by Marty Andrade on May 26, 2005 10:55 PM

Star Wars Attack of the Clones
I liken this movie to viewing 2 ½ hours of C-Span. There was something about clones, but since I wasn’t paying much attention I couldn’t tell ya whose side they were on. Yoda insisted on talking like a…
Posted to Video by Brooke Lee on May 26, 2005 02:13 AM

Star Wars: Which Side is the Dark Side?
The killjoy wing of the Republican Party is back at it with calls to boycott Revenge of the Sith.
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on May 23, 2005 08:17 PM

Darth Blogger
Having just been rebuilt in snazzy new black kit, Anakin has found time to keep a blog: Darth Vader is an immaculately conceived knight-bastard imbued with magical powers who rules the known galaxy at the right hand of the merciless and…
Posted to Culture by Greg Smyth on May 23, 2005 05:55 PM

The Duke And Star Wars Episode III – An Epic Journey Of Some Kind
An epic tale of pondering and musing and very little sleep.
Posted to Video by Duke De Mondo on May 23, 2005 03:55 PM

Star Wars: Episode III DS Review
Surprising it is.
Posted to Culture by Matt Paprocki on May 23, 2005 02:08 PM

Star Wars – Attack of the Clintons
By now you’ve seen Star Wars III and heard the bemoaning everywhere about how it was a reflection of Bush. “Oh, he’s trying to build an evil empire, just like the Sith Lord! He’s making a political statement against BUSH!…
Posted to Politics by Jeremy H. Bol on May 22, 2005 11:41 PM

Revenge of the Shith
I just saw Revenge of the Sith. It was like watching George Lucas’s bowel movement: all this immense effort and strain, and then out comes this little turd. The acting: to call it wooden is an insult to trees. Annakin…
Posted to Video by Adam Ash on May 22, 2005 09:50 PM

Sith Happens
I should really know better than to post a negative review of a Star Wars film on the internet, yet here I go… It’s not that I believe
Posted to Video by Andrew Currie on May 22, 2005 09:24 PM

The Politics of Star Wars
The Star Wars saga ends. The first three parts of the Star Wars saga had a more complicated tale to tell- namely how a Republic becomes a totalitarian state.
Posted to Politics by Tom Donelson on May 22, 2005 08:59 PM

Digital Projection Bandwagon Is Crowded During Star Wars Opening
As Star Wars does record business, the power of the bandwagon shows greater than any other force in the galaxy.
Posted to Video by Film Cynic on May 22, 2005 04:25 PM

Revenge of the Sith
Beware! Spoiler!
Posted to Video by Tim on May 22, 2005 03:08 AM

Review: Star Wars Episode III
If you haven’t seen Episode III, Don’t
Posted to Video by Nicholas Roussos on May 21, 2005 07:47 PM

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Well, we made it. Complete, the circle is. What we thought was as the tale of a young boy, Luke Skywalker, learning to use a mysterious Force to rid the galaxy of the evil Empire and its dark lord, Darth Vader, has…
Posted to Video by Solonor Rasreth on May 21, 2005 12:29 AM

Star Wars III – The Spoilery Review
While I enjoyed the space battles, Jedi fights and visual feast, I was mentally in agony from listening to the dialogue, witnessing the wooden acting and questioning the holey plot.
Posted to Video by Messy Christian on May 20, 2005 11:36 PM

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Smashes All-Time First Day Record at Box Office
No matter what people say about it, George Lucas is undoubtedly a happy man this evening. According to MarketWatch: “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” scored $50 million in first-day receipts at 3,661 theaters across the nation…
Posted to Video by Eric Berlin on May 20, 2005 06:16 PM

Star Wars The Parody
It’s sad day in the life of your epic saga loved world wide when hard core fans feel free to make a parody of your latest efforts.
Posted to Video by Matt Schafer on May 20, 2005 10:34 AM

My review of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
NOTE: This review contains spoilers for the movie. Two words that immediately come to my mind after seeing Episode III today is visually stunning. The next two would be action packed. I saw Episode III this morning, and I think…
Posted to Video by Gina’s Ramblings on May 20, 2005 12:16 AM

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith Reactions
OK, I just got back from seeing the film. I won’t be writing a review yet, I will be one of the later ones, I want to see it again first. But, I feel the need to give some initial…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on May 19, 2005 11:33 PM

Yet another Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith review
With far more strong points than weak, the curse of Episodes I & II has been lifted at last.
Posted to Video by Screen Rant on May 19, 2005 10:16 PM

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith – Lining Up For The Beginning Of The End
From a certain point of view……… Yeah, I laughed too when I read about the poor saps who started lining up in front of the wrong…
Posted to Video by Annie on May 19, 2005 05:21 PM

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Of Course the Sith is Pissed
what was i expecting, watching star wars ep III tonight? nothing, for one. and nothing i got.
Posted to Video by Victoria Ho on May 19, 2005 03:44 PM

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith = Best since 1983
After the first two lowered our expectations, this one’s not half bad
Posted to Video by Matt Schafer on May 19, 2005 01:50 PM

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Fans grouped outside agree, III is better than I or II
Posted to Video by Erin McMaster on May 19, 2005 04:12 AM

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith opening imminent
Whenever Christian Haydensen is doing anything other than fighting you wish either he or you were dead. Haydensen seems to have only two emotional states: outraged and creep. Make that one. Just creep. And not a very interesting creep. The love scenes are horrible as well. Couldn’t Lucas have had someone else write them?
Posted to Video by Leoniceno on May 19, 2005 12:26 AM

Bad News: Concession Prices Raised for Star Wars
Because of the record low movie attendance in recent months, few people will realize that their concessions were raised in price just over a week ago in time for the new Star Wars release.
Posted to Video by Film Cynic on May 18, 2005 06:11 PM

Star Wars fandom: DEFCON 1!
I’d say there’s three levels of Star Wars fans. There’s Level 1: the person who really enjoys the movies and can name all the main characters, but stops short of engaging in a discussion of whether or not Han shot…
Posted to Video by Michele Catalano on May 18, 2005 04:41 PM

Lucas Strikes Back
In the summer of 2002 my review for Attack of the Clones ended up in the reader pages of Dreamwatch and Starburst magazines. With the release of Revenge of the Sith imminent, I thought I’d post it here. After the relative…
Posted to Video by John Hood on May 18, 2005 11:38 AM

The Sith Are Upon Us!
Today is the last day that I can conceivably avoid spoilers for this last Star Wars film. I think I have done a good job staying away from early reviews and spoiler sites and friends who have played the game…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on May 18, 2005 07:36 AM

Follow Up: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
The Film Cynic was too optimistic despite all his bashing of George Lucas; the last Star Wars movie is still a big disappointment.
Posted to Video by Film Cynic on May 17, 2005 05:55 AM

Scoring the Sith
My first vinyl album was the original Star Wars (1977) soundtrack.
Posted to Music by John Hood on May 16, 2005 07:16 PM

Great Things about Star Wars …
In advance of the new Star wars movie coming out this week, I’ve decided to post my Great Star Wars things list…the things that really leaped out at me as unique and unforgettable, oh so many years ago…. Star Wars: 1)….
Posted to Video by Deano on May 16, 2005 12:28 AM

Star Wars: Binge & Purge
Originally posted to Draven99’s Musings on 9/27/04 Well, it’s been over a week since the arguably greatest film trilogy was released on DVD. Of course, the release was not without problems. There are confirmed reports of flipped rear surround audio in…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on May 10, 2005 10:37 PM

Why I Am So Hyped About Revenge of the Sith
It’s all about the closure…
Posted to Video by Michele Catalano on May 9, 2005 10:45 AM

Star Wars: Labyrinth Of Evil
This is a book that anyone planning to see Star Wars III should read before watching the film. It ably fills in the gap between the end of Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones and The Revenge Of The…
Posted to Books by Aaman Lamba on May 9, 2005 10:20 AM

Film Review: Star Wars: Revelations
I admit, I’ve never really watched that many fan films. I don’t really have an excuse, I’ve also been unaware as to how many there are out there. A recent example of one…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on May 8, 2005 10:57 AM

The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster
Yep, Darth’s Got a Blog
Posted to Video by Bruce Kratofil on May 7, 2005 10:21 PM

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Preview: Tears and Melting Faces
The final film in George Lucas’ epic space series, Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, is now less than two weeks away, opening May 19, and a preview for journalists Tuesday night Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch confirmed his assertions…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on May 6, 2005 02:50 PM

Star Wars: Episode II DVD Review
When Hayden Christensen attacks.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on May 5, 2005 07:17 PM

Star Wars: Episode I DVD Review
When fanboys attack.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on May 3, 2005 08:46 PM

Star Wars: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith – Premiere Activities
The beat is getting stronger as we enter May and approach the May 19th premiere of the sixth and final installment in George Lucas’s cinematic Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on May 2, 2005 12:50 PM

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith – I find your lack of faith disturbing
It is true. The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded. For I find that all the warning buzzers have mysteriously been silenced. I am in total acceptance of the fact that–no matter what–Revenge of the Sith…
Posted to Video by Solonor Rasreth on April 29, 2005 08:53 AM

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith – Review – 1 week later
It’s been a week since I wrote my review of John Williams’ score for Revenge of the Sith. In that review, I expressed great disappointment in the score, and I accused it of being “boring” and largely without thematic…
Posted to Music by Michael Schuermann on April 26, 2005 04:51 PM

A Star Wars TV Show?
George Lucas announced that a Star Wars TV show is in the works. But is this a recipe for disaster?
Posted to Video by Mark Sahm on April 26, 2005 09:54 AM

End of Star Wars and Star Trek Causes Nerd Population Explosion
When you need another fake news source, PoopyCaca.com is there. They’re totally gonna get laid. Written by Joe Wilson WASHINGTON D.C. (PoopyCaca.com) – As “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” the final film in George…
Posted to Culture by PoopyCaca on April 25, 2005 01:39 PM

CD Review – Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith Soundtrack
** ½ out of ***** – (2 ½ out of 5) And so it concludes. On May 3, Sony Classical will release the score to the final Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith. This single disc affair marks John Williams’…
Posted to Music by Michael Schuermann on April 20, 2005 07:46 PM

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith: LiningUp
These guys are lining up at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood in anticipation of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which doesn’t open until May 19 – only 41 days to go! (click on…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on April 7, 2005 04:16 PM

March Poll Results Upcoming Movies
Which film are you looking forward to most? Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 15.4% 2 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 15.4% 2 Batman Begins 38.5% 5 Fantastic Four 0% 0 War of the Worlds 15.4% 2 Charlie…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on April 5, 2005 07:24 AM

It All Started In A Galaxy Far, Far Away
May 19th. That day might not mean anything to the normal person, but for those that began a journey nearly thirty years ago to a galaxy far, far away. May 19th means the end of an era and a way…
Posted to Video by Gina’s Ramblings on March 25, 2005 06:08 PM

Star Wars – Clone Wars, Vol. 1 – Review
I’m a big nerd. I don’t want to be excited about Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, I really don’t. Lucas’ last two movies have dulled what was a bright spot of my childhood. So why am…
Posted to Video by Mark Anderson on March 23, 2005 04:45 PM

Tracking Trailers: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Is the science fiction genre dying? For the first time since 1987, there will be no “Star Trek” on television, and the final chapter in that other great saga will hit movie theaters around the world in just over two…
Posted to Video by Scott Pepper on March 11, 2005 10:13 AM

The Duke’s Open Letter To George Lucas
Or, how to make the Star Wars prequels better.
Posted to Video by Duke De Mondo on February 27, 2005 07:18 PM

Star Wars Spoilers
With Revenge of the Sith set for release in May 2005, rumors have been swirling about what will occur in this last installment of the Star Wars series. After carefully combing related web sites and talking to fans in-the-know,…
Posted to Video by Pete Petrisko on January 1, 2005 09:27 PM

STAR WARS EPISODE III TEASER ONLINE!!!
IT RULES!!!!!!!
Posted to Video by Duke De Mondo on November 5, 2004 08:37 AM

Star Wars DVD Bonus Features Review
The fourth disc of the Star Wars Trilogy box set contains just about everything you could possibly need to know about this franchise. It does become a bit too promotional at times, but with the almost flawless “Empire of Dreams”…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on September 22, 2004 08:46 PM

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi DVD Review
You know something special is happening when people give a standing ovation to the opening of a movie. For those who have never experienced it, rabid fans of the “Star Wars” series tend to go crazy when the Lucasfilm logo…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on September 22, 2004 08:41 PM

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back DVD Review
Ask twenty or so non-Star Wars fans who directed the first sequel in the popular franchise and 19 will likely get it wrong. Ask them what the major twist is at the end of the film and all of them…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on September 22, 2004 08:36 PM

Star Wars: A New Hope DVD Review
Every time someone watches “Star Wars” it becomes a part of them. These films affect people in a way almost no other movie could. They have created their own culture, one bound by rules someone outside of the nearly cult-like…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on September 22, 2004 08:26 PM

DVD Star Wars Trilogy: Lucas does whatever he wants
Lucasfilm came out with a statement today concerning yet another set of changes to the original Star Wars trilogy of…
Posted to Video by Screen Rant on September 9, 2004 08:31 PM

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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