On the Dark Side

Why Episode III isn't the movie it should have been


Written and directed by George Lucas. Starring Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson. Now playing.

The best scenes of Revenge of the Sith propel us back to the summer of 1977, to when our affections for these heroes (and villains) were sealed. The opening scenes of Anakin and Obi-Wan dodging explosions and fighter ships en route to their rescue of the chancellor hark back to the climactic finale of Star Wars, with Luke Skywalker leading the squadron of X-wings on their suicide mission to destroy the Death Star. For a moment, we are reminded why and how we came to care for this bloated thing at all. But is it enough to make us like a thing we used to love? For most, that rekindling of an old flame will be good enough.

« Previous Page
My Voice Nation Help

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Box Office Report

Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!