I seeing it tonight on the 75 in. hightech screen! But anyways my science teacher said, that there were nerds have saber fights before the movie! He sat next to a guy named Joe Sith name Darth Vidius because he has beaten every PS2 video game!! WTF!? Impossible? But he said out of the 500 people in the room on ly 35 didn't have light sabers! Hope its good!
I saw it last night at midnight also and <b>IT SUCKED BIGTIME.</b>
We were about 2 hours into the movie and all of it sudden it goes fuzzy. And then the film literally disentegrates off the reel!
Half of the people in the theatre left after 10 minutes, I stayed for about 20 minutes and then decide to goto the front to demand my money back. Then an usher comes and says that the movie will be back on in 5 minutes and that everyone will get a refund at the end of the show...
Back in the theatre, we wait a good 15 minutes and then the movie comes on about 5 minutes past where we left off (guessing) and there is no sound! Movie goes on for about 5-10 more minutes (people subbing in their own voices of joda and doing narratives etc. AH!%!#$%), another half of the crowd leaves, and finally the sound comes on. Theatre people say they can't rewind the movie. So we sit and watch the last 20 minutes.
When the time came to get the free tickets, I said I was with my family of 6 and got 6 free movie passes, but still I missed about 20-30 minutes of the movie. I stayed up until 3am to watch half of the freaking movie and the shows on friday and the weekend are already sold out. DAMNIT
Just got back from the movie and I was very pleased with the film. Since this thread is for those who have already seen it, I'll spoil away so if you haven't seen it, this is your chance to turn away...
Ok, personally, I think this is the 3rd best film of the six ranking behind ESB and ANH. The special effects didn't dominate the film and blended far better with the story this time around. I didn't feel like the film was as plastic as the first two and the acting was certainly better. Portman and Christiansen are better actors than Lucas allows them to be, but they're at least watchable in this one where they were nearly unbearable in the previous film.
One thing that I truly loved about the movie is how they painted Anakin Skywalker/Vader as a very tragic hero who was blinded by love. We have all been in love and have done things, foolish things, out of blindness from love. Anakin is so obsessed with his love for Padme that he'll do anything to save her, resulting in his gradual betrayal to the Jedi Council. The Emperor plays Anakin like a fiddle and the story that ensues is tragic and develops very well. I really felt for Anakin while he was slowly going insane. You really got a sense of the spiritual battle taking place inside of him. We all knew he turned evil, but we never really fully knew why he betrayed his friends. Lucas hit a home run with how he tied up all the loose ends and explained Vader's hatred for Obi-Wan. Their battle was one of the best of the entire series, very exciting and emotional. Watching Anakin's body scorch beyond recognition was painful to watch, but explains so much about how he became the robotic Darth Vader.
I could go on and on about this movie, but it would bore most of you to pieces. All in all, I loved this movie and felt Lucas finally got it right. It's not flawless, there's still some weak dialogue and the acting isn't always top-notch, but it is an emotional film with a great balance of excitement and tragedy. I'd give it 8.5/10.
I saw the movie today, and needless to say I was a bit dissapointed.
I haven't seen any other movies with Hayden Christensen or Natalie Portman, but they acted terribly. Christensen is so bland with his lines its not even funny. He rarely showed emotion. Portman was a bit better, but her lines were still a bit stale. I think it might be Lucas as a director, maybe he's lost his touch. Even Samuel L. seemed like he was being held back, he wasn't at his best. The only actor I really liked was Ewen McGreggor, he did a GREAT job.
I really liked how they did Anakin's decent into the dark side. They made it really emotional, and it was very well done.
I gotta say, the first hour or so was pretty boring, I was almost falling asleep. But after Mace Windu got killed it really got good. The actions scenes were AWESOME!!!! I loved Anakin vs. Obi-Wan, that was incredible. And its always fun watching Yoda jump around.
Some closing thoughts...
Those romance scenes were LAME!
Did Yoda use his weird order of speech that much in all the movies? In this one a lot he was.
Hayden Christensen...I have to say this was a bad choice for casting. He didn't put any heart into his lines.
Ewen McGreggor was amazing after he chopped off Anakin's legs. I felt his anger. "You were the chosen one!" Best line of the movie. I could watch that over and over.
Maybe I was a little critical, but I wasn't that impressed. Overall rating: 7/10. Better than the last two, but it still doesn't compare to the original 3.
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I think Hayden did a good job, I mean could have better btu I didn't see the movie for the greatest acting in the world. I think A descending into Darth Vader shouldn't be very emotional when he talks to toher people, but when he was by himself he should be emotional. But the loves scenes were terrible! My favorite line was "NOOOOOO" at then end of movie say what you will but I love James Earl Jone's voice! All the action scenes were amazing. Favorite is when Yoda throws his lightsaber and kills a storm trooper then grabs it in time to kill another. I also like how it just sumed everything up so I am now gonna watch the other 3 this weekend. i'll give it a 8.5/10 oh yeah u might want to add a spoiler warning!
Ok, if we're posting for people who've seen it here, my comments:
I thought Hayden played a great young Skywallker in this one. The love story was already shot to hell from the 2nd episode, but his gradually turning to the dark side was carried over well. Everything down to the look on his face, the last remnant of his light side, before he slaughters the Younglings, he nailed the role.
Natalie Portman is the worst actress I've ever seen. Even at that pivotal emotional scene where she realizes what Anikan has become, she wasn't remotely believable. She nearly ruined every scene she was in.
Ewan McGregor was perfect in all 3 episodes really as a young Obi Wan, and his dialogue after Anikan turned was well done. Yoda was portrayed well, and having James Earl Jones do the voice of of Vader in the suit at the end, crying out Padme's name was a great voice-cameo. Jimmy Smits played a very good role as well, it took awhile to recognize him.
Still the best in this movie was the Chancellor. My god did he but on a perfect performance of manipulation and made the whole scheme of Palpatine's quiet believeable.
I liked very much the incorporations from the cartoon series of the Clone Wars. General Grievous was an awesome villain. ANd things like his coughing and clutching his chest in the beginning were nice easter-eggs for those who saw the cartoon.
The major part of the plot I found pleasing was when Anikan finally turns. His choice wasn't even black or white if you exclude his love for Padme. Mace was going to kill Palpatine, and Anikan tells him, its not right, its not the Jedi way. At the instant you realize, Anikan doesn't want to turn to the dark side, even if it means Padme's life.
Then Mace blows it. Did anyone else pickup on that line "It's the only way. He's too dangerous to be kept alive." Its the same thing the Chancellor says to Anikan when he kills Count Dukoo. Combine that with the Chancellor's manipulations, such as saying "You'll find the difference between the Jedi and the Sith is not as great as it seems." (something along those lines). With those words, a confused Anikan of course is no longer on the Jedi's side. But then again, even still, he doesn't kill Mace, only prevents him from killing the Chancellor. I just really liked how even when he had forsaken being a Jedi, he didnt immediately go full blown evil, it was gradual.
I'm glad to see they got rid of episode 1's biggest plot whole with a cop out, but a funny one by memory wiping C3PO: "Oh dear."
The rescue sequence and the fun parts with R2D2 were absolutely hysterical and wonderful.
I don't care if I were an android, there's nothing that could make me charge a battle line of wookies after seeing what one looks like. The wookie battle was great, and you know everyone from the first scene of Yoda there was like "Ok, the nicely adorned one must be the chief, but the other one, he could be Chewbacca."
That thing Obi-wan rode while fighting Grievous was nicely animated, and furthermore the Grievous battle scene was fantastic.
Yoda throwing a lightsaber throw a clone's chest, then jumping on the dying clone's chest and pulling it out, now that's how a Jedi Master takes out the trash.
The fight scene for Vader and Obi-Wan was perhaps the best lightsaber battle ever. The special effects like Vader burning nearly to death, and when they fight on the moving platforms were great graphics.
I just got home from seeing it and i thought it was great! Non-stop fighting is always a plus to me. I think that Lucas did a much better job on this one than he did the last two movies. I would have to say that episode 3 is my second favorite one behing the empire strikes back.
I have one question though that this movie did not answer. The jedi who ordered the clone army was never talked about. i do not remember his name but my guess is that it was the chancellor. I am corect on this? And if it was not him than why did the jedi order the clone army?
I remember in the second episode the talked about the jedi who ordered the clone army but I do not remember his name. In the third episode he is never brought up. Is this jedi supposed to be the chancellor or another jedi? And if it is another jedi than why did he order the clone Army?