Star Wars: Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith premiered on HBO this weekend, so I finally got around to watching it. How was this movie well reviewed when it came out? It was both too long and too short. Too long in that there were far too many scenes that were just boring, and too short in that the most important plotline in the movie — the seduction of Anakin by the Chancellor — was drawn in the crudest fashion possible. Then there’s the fact that the Jedi, who theoretically wield an enormous amount of power and authority, are required to be perhaps the stupidest group of people in the universe, with Obi Wan Kenobi leading the parade of idiots. I thought they were supposed to be wise?
Overall, I thought the movie was written lazily, executed poorly, and was downright tedious. Hayden Christiansen remains the worst actor of all time. Thank goodness I didn’t see it in the theater.
My Netflix ratings for the Star Wars movies are:
- Episode IV – 4 stars
- Episode V – 4 stars
- Episode VI – 3 stars
- Episode I – 2 stars
- Episode II – 2 stars
- Episode III – 2 stars
The only thing that saved Episode III from a one star rating were the fight scenes that included Yoda.