Monthly Archives: February 2014

SWD: Death and Life

Lucas gets so much wrong, it is helpful to point out what he gets right. (02:03:32-2:20:00) This next section of Revenge of the Sith is a beautiful juxtaposition between the death of Anakin and the birth of Luke and Leia, … Continue reading

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SWD: To the Pain

Two brawls and a bunch of nonsense comprise the next twenty minutes of Revenge of the Sith. (01:41:03-02:03:32) “I will do what I must…” – Obi-Wan Kenobi Padme unwittingly takes Obi-Wan to Mustafar, where he confronts Darth Vader. After a … Continue reading

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SWD: Order 66

I will be dealing with two segments here because Order 66 comprises one whole ten minutes in which a few Jedi die and not much else happens. After that, Yoda and Obi-Wan try to retake the galaxy by themselves while … Continue reading

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SWD: Fall from Grace

When the Jedi fail to arrest Chancellor Palpatine, Anakin arrives in time to fall from grace. Strangely, the acting of all involved falls from passable to execrable at the same time. As a writer, George Lucas sometimes goes off the … Continue reading

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SWD: The Man Behind the Curtain

After having receive the news that Obi-Wan Kenobi has engaged General Grievous, Anakin brings the news to Chancellor Palpatine. What happens next is supposed to be the second biggest reveal in Star Wars history. It is not. Star Wars: Revenge … Continue reading

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