Star wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, George Lucas
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The empire rises...
After three long years of relentless fighting, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) to bring General Grievous, the deadly leader of the Separatist droid army, to justice. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) has grown in power. His sweeping political changes transform the war-weary Republic into the mighty Galactic Empire. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him to the dark side. When fate and power play their final hand, old friends will become bitter enemies and Anakin will finally fulfil his darkest destiny.
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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film science fiction action adventure force Jedi Sith Empire Palpatine Anakin Skywalker Obi Wan Kenobi
Persons of interest
- Ewan McGregor .... Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Natalie Portman .... Padmé Amidala Skywalker
- Hayden Christensen .... Anakin Skywalker
- Ian McDiarmid .... Supreme Chancellor (Emperor) Palpatine, Darth Sidious
- Anthony Daniels .... C3PO
- Frank Oz .... Yoda
- Dave Prowse .... Darth Vader
- James Earl Jones .... Darth Vader (Voice)
- Jimmy Smits .... Bail Organa
- Samuel L Jackson .... Mace Windu
- Jonathan Hales .... Screenwriter
- George Lucas .... Screenwriter
- George Lucas .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Star wars official movie sites:
- Star wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith QuickTime movie trailers
- See also The phantom menace, Attack of the clones, A new hope, The empire strikes back, Return of the Jedi
- Awards and film festivals:
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - Oscars) 2005: Nominated: Achievement in make-up (Dave Elsey, Nikki Gooley)
- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards 2006: Won: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Music (John Williams); Nominated: Best Actor (Hayden Christensen), Best Actress (Natalie Portman), Best Supporting Actor (Ian McDiarmid), Best Direction (George Lucas), Best Writing (George Lucas), Best Costume (Trisha Biggar), Best Make-Up (Dave Elsey, Lou Elsey, Nikki Gooley), Best Special Effects (John Knoll, Roger Guyett, Rob Coleman, Brian Gernand)
- Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) 2005: Nominated: Feature Film VFX
- Cinematic Intelligence Agency Trenchcoat Awards 2005: Won: Best effects, Biggest blockbuster, Best science fiction film; Nominated: Best actor - Non-human (Yoda), Best sequel, prequel or remake, Best violence - Non-war
- MTV Movie Awards 2006: Nominated: Best villain (Hayden Christensen), Best hero (Ewan McGregor), Best fight (Ewan McGregor vs Hayden Christensen)
- Razzie Awards 2005: Won: Worst Supporting Actor (Hayden Christensen)
- Visual Effects Society Awards 2005: Nominated: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture (John Knoll, Roger Guyett, Rob Coleman, Denise Ream), Best Single Visual Effect of the Year (Opening Space Battle - John Knoll, Jill Brooks, David Weitzberg, Jeff Sutherland), Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture (Jonathan Harb, Hilmar Koch, Yanick Dusseault, Brett Northcutt), Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture (Brian Gernand, Pamela Choy, Ron Woodall, Kevin Reuter)
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Special Agent Matti
Some questions: Why are most Jedi male? Why do they have "swords" that grow in length and potency? Why do battles between the Jedi and the Sith take place next to deep, dark, mysterious holes? Why does the loser fall into the deep, dark, mysterious hole? Just how Freudian are these movies anyway?
Now that I've got that out of my system I have to say that Star wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the logical conclusion to the first five episodes. All the major questions answered (balance was restored to the force by reducing the Jedi to two members, matching the Sith). Lots of action, lots of fighting, lots of spaceships, lots of space battles, lots of drama, lots of emotion, lots of betrayal. I like it. I like Hayden Christensen, too.
Well done George Lucas.
Now, if only I can get myself onto the TV series...
Security censorship classification
M (Moderate science fiction violence)
140 minutes (2:20 hours)