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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 19 May 2005 (USA)
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Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

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Near the end of the Clone Wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the galaxy. Sidious is ready for his new apprentice, Darth Vader, to step into action and kill the remaining Jedi. Vader, however, struggles to choose the dark side and save his wife or remain loyal to the Jedi order.

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some intense images | See all certifications »

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19 May 2005 (USA)  »

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$113,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,086,761 (Austria) (20 May 2005)

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$380,262,555 (USA) (16 October 2005)
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Trivia

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) is about Anakin Skywalker, a committed Jedi Knight succumbing to the Dark Side, when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious manipulates Anakin into pledging himself to the Dark Side, becoming Darth Vader. Natalie Portman (Padmé) would later star in the 2010 film Black Swan (2010) as a committed ballerina, who succumbs to her dark side when she is selected to play lead in a new production of Swan Lake. Portman won an Oscar for her performance in the film. See more »

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During the opening sequence, the destroyed buzz droids drift off of Kenobi's starfighter as if blown off by wind. However, since this is in space, a vacuum, they would have sat on his wing until movement by the ship, such as a bank, would have tossed them from their place. Wind would not have done it though. See more »

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[first lines]
[R2-D2 bleeps]
Anakin Skywalker: Lock on to him R2.
[R2-D2 responds with more bleeping]
Anakin Skywalker: Master, General Grievous's ship is directly ahead. The one crawling with Vulture droids.
Obi-Wan: Oh, I see it. Oh, this is going to be easy.
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Epic Star Wars Movie
8 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First I want to thank George Lucas for creating such a fantastic world that has been in all of our lives for 28 years. Wow! Revenge of the Sith is a great movie and certainly the best of the prequels. It actually has some emotional depth...which the last two lacked for me. There is so much to love about this movie...the story, characters, special effects. Sure the dialogue is occasionally corny, but that's what make "Star Wars" movies so much fun. The acting is much better in this one and the action is fast-paced and well timed.

This is definitely the movie to see this summer. What a great send off from George Lucas. Enjoy the last "Star Wars" movie. It's a wonderful summer movie and sure to please all of the Star Wars fans.


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