i can't believe it's over...just like that.
Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith marks the end of an era
i can't believe that it was waaaaay back in 1999 when i first saw the words "a long time ago, in a galaxy, far far away." flashed upon the silver screen. It was the first Star Wars movie i was able to see in theaters, seeing as how i was only 4 months old when Return of the Jedi was released.
granted, the first two episodes were...well... less than stellar in the quality of story department. Visually....they were amazing. Captivating.....sure, to some degree. Thought-Provoking....not a chance, unless the one thought you had was "this script blows, thanks Jar-Jar."
I was going into Episode III with very little expectation in the story, i went more for the action and of course....the lightsabers. i figured it would at least be entertaining in the visual aspect.
What i found was far more of a surprise than i was prepared for.
I found myself on the edge of my seat for the majority of the show, watching the Emperor's rise to power, Anakin Skywalker's decent into evil, and the Jedi's fall from grace.
This movie was- thankfully- spared the fate of George Lucas' famously wooden scripts and his desire to overcompensate with intense visuals
Action and Computer Generated Imagery aside, the story was actually good.
The actors should be commended for their superb work on this movie, but more specifically Ian McDiarmid- the driving force that is the Emperor.
Needless to say, after the movie was over- i had mixed feelings.
I was extremely pleased with the film, yet the realization that this was it, the last Star Wars to ever grace the silver screen.....i felt...sad.
In conclusion, this is admittedly not the end of Star Wars, although there won't be any more movies, we know that there will be shows, cartoons, and comics and as long as there is something Star Wars out there, then i think everything will be o.k.