« on: May 19, 2005, 05:25 PM »
I think I'm one of (if not the) first person to stay relatively spoiler free for this film. So now on to my review:
I thought it was great! The characters showed more emotion and range than in the previous movies (my biggest complaint for the PT has been Lucas' strentgh is not in directing), and they played their roles well.
The story added a lot more depth the Vader's character in the OT. When I first watched SW, Vader was just this pure evil guy. After watching ROTS, he's a self hating tragic hero, now well into a downward spiral that will take him 20 years to pull himself out of and redeem himself. I too sort of cringed ant the Frankenstienesque way he got off of the operating table, but I thought he would stumble a little since he's got legs he's never walked on...although the breaking the chains part I could've done without.
Jokafobe, you'd be amazed by what people in the armed forces do during combat situations. I thought the joking banter was actually well done here. They've been fighting this war for about 3 years according to the timeline of the movies, and all the combat would sort of make them jaded, and hence the joking-type banter.
I think the only things I would change are show a little more about the formation of the rebellion...I was kind of suprised Mon Mothma was not in the movie at all. I'd also would've liked to have seen Qui-Gon, possibly appearing in front of the Jedi Temple to try and stop Anakin, or appearing to Obi-Wan around the end of the Duel or on the Tantive IV when Yoda explained he found a way back. Minor gripes, but I think they might've added that something special.
From reading the rest of your reviews so far, I'm glad I stayed away from spoilers. Seeing as it is probably the last SW film, it was nice to be suprised.