This is undoubtably the best of the prequel trilogy: it is not as goofy as Phantom Menace, nor as downright boring as Attack of the Clones. Revenge of the Sith still does have its problems, though. Warning: I am going to rant a bit about some spoilers.
By the second time in his role, Hayden Christensen had gotten into a bit more of a groove in his role, but he's still not very good. Natalie Portman way overacts in her role as Padmé, but she always did. Ian McDiarmid was laughable in his role as Palpatine. The best acting in this movie is Ewan McGregor, who is a good fit for Obi-Wan.
Now to the writing. There are some plot holes that make no sense. One of the more famous quotes in the movie is, "Only a Sith deals in absolutes!", which is an absolute itself. Darth Vader screams, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!", at the end which seems pretty pointless and not fitting to Anakin's character. Padmé dies of a broken heart! Are you kidding me?!? A broken heart?!?
Still, there are a lot of really cool things that happened in this movie that stood it out above the rest. General Grievous is undeniably awesome, and one of the best villains in the prequel trilogy next to Darth Maul and maybe Count Dooku. Yoda is awesome, and his fight scene with Darth Sidious is really cool. The fight between Obi-Wan and Anakin is pretty awesome too.
So, all of the silly stuff aside, Revenge of the Sith is definitely the best and most enjoyable entry into the prequel trilogy, however it does not match the glory of the originals (or Episode VII).
Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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