Published 5:17 am Monday, May 30, 2005
By By CELINA MILLER
George Lucas has done it again with his last and final episode of the Star Wars series. Even more impressive than this movie is the fact that Lucas had the imagination, determination and patience to create this galactic world for generations to enjoy. As producer and writer among his credits, Lucas is no doubt pleased that his movie broke box office records on its opening weekend bringing in over $150 million dollars.
Revenge of the Sith explores the life of Anakin Skywalker prior to leaving the Jedi order and turning to the dark side as Darth Vader. Skywalker is a Jedi prodigy but is impatient and feels he deserves quick recognition for his outstanding achievements.
Also, Skywalker's secret bride, Padme, is pregnant with what we all know will be twins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. The pregnancy makes Anakin anxious as he does not know quite how to react. These unresolved feelings open the doorway for the evil Chancellor of the Republic to talk the young Jedi into deserting the Jedi Council.
The stars of the movie are not the actors but the special effects. The opening scene of the movie is a space fight of colossal proportions. The effects are incredible and they are better than in any of the proceeding movies. The time finally comes when Lucas could technically produce what his imagination created. Gun fire and light-saber action are extremely exciting and the viewer is drawn into the battle between good and evil forces.
The acting in this movie is not Oscar worthy, but it does not have to be. The Star Wars epic is not fascinating to viewers because of the beautiful heroine or hunky boyfriend. These movies are intriguing because they open an unknown world for all to not only see, but experience. The spaceships, aliens, planets, clone armies and droids are more than enough to entertain the viewer. In addition, I have considered the notion that Lucas may have designed the acting, and dialogue for that matter, to be less of an attraction than the special effects themselves.
This movie is a must see for those who are enamored by the force. For the rest of us, it is a great picture to see. It is definitely not one not to miss on the big screen.
Celina Miller's movie reviews appear in the Sunday edition of The Brewton Standard.