JarodSliverstar Posted May 26, 2005 Share Posted May 26, 2005 Hi Folks. Been a while since I spoke up in the forums here but saw EPIII the other night and just wanted to give a couple of my own opinions. I know other people have started their own threads on this as well, but just had things running around in head and needed to get them out. Overall I thought the movie was rather good, but not great. I had tried to avoid spoilers as much as possible, but you canâ€™t help but learn some of the details. But I managed to avoid a good bit of knowledge, so I had a number of surprises in how things happened. Here is how I felt about parts of the movie: Space Battle above Coruscant: A little disappointed. For the most part the battle felt empty. Obi-won and Anakin spend a lot of time flying but not really seeming under threat. Yes, there were clone pilots that were fighting off-screen but more risk to the Jedi would have been better. I do like how easily Anakin shakes the missiles, showing his skill as a pilot, where Obi-won has more trouble. A larger view of the overall battle would have been nice too. Would have given you more of an impression that this was major event, unless you had seen the cartoon Clone Wars, you just get the impression there are a few ships there. As it was, much of the sequence seems to have been simply to show off special effects. Including the â€˜crashingâ€™ of the ship at end of that battle. Fight with Count Dooku: Not too bad actually. I would have liked Dooku to maybe taunt Anakin a little more. Dookuâ€™s look at Palpatine at the ordering of his death was great. Transitions: For the most part this was done well. The setting of Anakin on the Jedi Council was mostly done well. I did pick up on Anakin complaining that nobody but Jedi Masters sat on the Council, but I remembered a reference to a Jedi Knight on the Council back in Episode I. Just another sad example of Lucas rewriting his own stories after the fact. I can only guess he was thinking to use it as a plot device to give Anakin another reason to turn against the Jedi. The scenes with Anakin and Padme were much smoother than in Episode II, so I wonâ€™t complain about them. A better sense of the passing of time would have been nice, even if it was dropped hints in the dialogue. The Turning of Anakin: Like some other reviews I have seen, I feel it happened a little too quickly and completely. Palpatine wisely used Anakinâ€™s dissatisfaction with the Jedi training process and the threat to Padme as lures to his side, but the key point was the confrontation with Mace Windu. I think that if Mace had not started that final attack to kill Palpatine, but stepped back and said, â€œAnakin, you are right. Killing him is not the Jedi way.â€ Jarod SliverstarWanna-be Star Destroyer God! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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