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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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George Lucas

Writer:

George Lucas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ... Padmé
Hayden Christensen ... Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid ... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Jimmy Smits ... Senator Bail Organa
Frank Oz ... Yoda (voice)
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Christopher Lee ... Count Dooku
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Queen of Naboo
Silas Carson ... Ki-Adi-Mundi / Nute Gunray
Jay Laga'aia ... Captain Typho
Bruce Spence ... Tion Medon
Wayne Pygram ... Governor Tarkin
Temuera Morrison ... Commander Cody
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Storyline

Nearly three years have passed since the beginning of the Clone Wars. The Republic, with the help of the Jedi, take on Count Dooku and the Separatists. With a new threat rising, the Jedi Council sends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to aid the captured Chancellor. Anakin feels he is ready to be promoted to Jedi Master. Obi-Wan is hunting down the Separatist General, Grievous. When Anakin has future visions of pain and suffering coming Padmé's way, he sees Master Yoda for counsel. When Darth Sidious executes Order 66, it destroys most of all the Jedi have built. Experience the birth of Darth Vader. Feel the betrayal that leads to hatred between two brothers. And witness the power of hope.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$113,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,435,841, 22 May 2005

Gross USA:

$380,270,577

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$868,390,560
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS (uncredited)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Goofs

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. Windu would not have done it though. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The 2011 Blu-Ray release has added dialogue for Commander Cody and the clones when they arrive to aid Obi-Wan on Utapau. Originally, their entrance was silent on the theatrical and DVD versions. See more »

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It's OK to be a STAR WARS fan again.
6 May 2005 | by actorman_usSee all my reviews

For several years now, it's been a rather uneasy proposition to be known as a STAR WARS fan. First, we had to put up with the great embarrassment of the clownish Jar Jar and the gut wrenching "acting" from the muppet known as Jake Lloyd in PHANTOM MENACE. Then came the laughably stilted dialog and the clumsily told love story from ATTACK OF THE CLONES. Fans far and wide were wondering what George Lucas had done to their beloved STAR WARS franchise! Something that once was so rollicking and without peer was being transformed into kiddie-pandering, muppet populated, CGI over-loaded dreck!

Mr. Lucas, all is forgiven. Welcome back. REVENGE OF THE SITH is the prequel installment we've been hoping for all along. Gone is the overly wooden acting and the ridiculously petrified dialog. In there place is a logical and believable storyline. Anakin's transformation is inexorably sensible. It is natural and not forced into shape by wooden dialog. Scenes between Anakin and Padme, are heartfelt and honest- a far cry from their nearly unwatchable scenes in ATTACK OF THE CLONES.

The same can be said of scenes between Anakin and Obi Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor is legitimately great in this film. He gives Kenobi real depth and the viewer thoroughly believes that he grows up to become Alec Guiness). There exists a real bond of deep feeling the viewer can feel between master and apprentice thus making Anakin's fate all the more tragic, as he slowly becomes more and more entangled in Palpatine's (Ian McDiarmid, in a joyfully malevolent turn) web of deception and evil.

Visuals have never been an issue in the prequel films and this is most certainly the case with REVENGE OF THE SITH. The opening sequence is a jaw-dropping collage of ships in movement, dazzling colors, and frenetic combat. Additionally, the technology used to create Yoda seems to have grown exponentially over the already impressive wizardry used to animate Yoda in CLONES. Front to back, the vistas Lucas shows us are entirely believable and staggering joys to behold.

George Lucas goes right for the jugular in this film (the PG-13 rating is well earned! Parents be advised!!). This is a very well-told story of a fall from grace told in an unflinching manner. And yet, the hope for the future is so firmly in place as this film rolls to an end, a tear will roll down your cheek if you've lived with this series of films as long as I have. STAR WARS is back. It's cool to be a fan again.


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