As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader, General Grievous. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine continues to strip away constitutional liberties in the name of security while influencing public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin fears that his secret love, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic–and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.
Why this movie ended up in my viewing for the day I’ll never know, but there it is, the third prequel and final Star Wars movie directed by Lucas. For better or worse, it broke new ground in digital filming technologies and green screen movie making. Looking back at it now, I can see how many poor decisions were made in the story telling, the special effects and basic movie making logic, but it still holds a certain charm that can be appreciated. Of particular note is SOME of the sword play, oddly switching from silly “waving your swords at each other” choreography to down right impressive active, often within the same scene. The one scene that sticks out in my is the initial confrontation between Anakin and Obiwan on Mustafar, starts out very strong in the control room and just descends right into the depths of camp.