Today is all about "Favorite Revenge of the Sith moment"
and since this is my favorite film, it will be super long and fun!(I wish I could do the whole film but that would take WAY to long).
I'll try to be brief if I've already discussed the topic.
My favorite thing about this film is the tragedy, the characters, Obi-Wan and Anakin's interactions, and the action and emotion.
I already discussed this in "Favorite all-time favorite scene(can be found here- http://writing-reading-acting.blogspot.com/2011/11/star-wars-challenge-day-12.html). It's my favorite scene because it is so tragic and the acting is amazing.
And you really feel for the characters. I know it's sad but it was is so well done it goes to the top of my list. Oh, and by the time Revenge of the Sith ends, don't you just want to give Obi-Wan a hug? :(
My second favorite part is the Duel on Mustafar- which I discussed in an earlier post. It is a favorite of mine because the fight is so well done. The actors are going the speed that you see and the acting is also amazing. It is very tragic to see once best friends dueling to the death :(. Especially since Obi-Wan didn't even want to fight him but he had to because Anakin had turned to the dark side. If you want to read more go here- http://writing-reading-acting.blogspot.com/2011/11/star-wars-challenge-day-11.html
I love the end scene where Obi-Wan takes baby Luke to Owen and Beru on Tatooine. There is no dialogue but the scene is powerful enough with the imagery and music. It is also sad to see Obi-Wan fade into the shadows as he turns away and walks into a lonely exile.
The goodbye scene is a very nice and, since you know what is going to happen, emotional scene. Anakin apologizes to Obi-Wan for his behavior and tells him that his friendship means everything to him. Obi-Wan then proceeds to tell Anakin that he is strong and wise and that he is very proud of him- then he says that Anakin is a far greater Jedi then he could ever hope to be. They smile at each other and Obi-Wan starts to leave when Anakin calls out to him, saying his name and the Jedi send off of "May the Force be with you." Obi-Wan smiles and says "Goodbye old friend, and May the Force be with you." This scene is sad because we know this is the last time they will speak to each other as friends.
"You are strong and wise, Anakin, and I am very proud of you. I have trained you since you were a small boy. I have taught you everything I know. And you have become a far greater Jedi than I could ever hope to be."
I love the scene where Obi-Wan watches the hologram at the Temple and is horrified to see who had lead the attack on his home- his best friend, brother, and son- Anakin. It hurts him so much that he has to turn it off. Then he begs Yoda to let him fight the Emperor since he doesn't want to kill the man he regards as his brother. It is a very touching moment and we can hear both Obi-Wan's and Yoda's voice crack with suppressed tears.
A small scene but I like how Bail immediately wants to help the Jedi- and his friend Obi-Wan- out after the catastrophe. I felt bad for Obi-Wan here since he has just been betrayed by his own troops and will soon find out that pretty much all the Jedi are dead and that his best friend has turned to the darkside.
The scene where Obi-Wan goes to tell Padme that her husband Anakin has turned the darkside is really sad. You can tell that both are heartbroken and seem at a loss in the ruins of their lives. I also love how careful and gentle Obi-Wan is being around Padme- it's like he's trying his hardest not to hurt her(even though he knows he will). It also shows(to me anyway) that Obi-Wan knew all along that Padme and Anakin were in a relationship. It is also very sad when he realizes that Padme is pregnant with Anakin children and all he can say as he leaves is "I'm so sorry." And he is sorry- he feels like it is all his fault.
The sunset scene lets us know that hope will come to our galaxy far, far away. And as the Force theme swells we know that peace will return to the galaxy one day.
I like how skilled Zett Jukassa is- he was able to make it out of the Temple which is an impressive feat. It is also really sad when he is killed- I wish he had made it to Bail's speeder and had escaped the slaughter. :(
Order 66 is a extremely well done scene- with the sad music and the echoing scenes bringing on an impending tragedy. The clips have have a muted, slow feel to them, further showing us the appalling happenings that are happening to the galaxy's heroes.
The scene where Obi-Wan and Yoda walk through Temple, seeing their slain comrades, friends, even the children, on the ground, is very poignant. Obi-Wan does not know yet and is horrified by what he sees, asking Yoda "Who, who could have done this?"
I absolutely LOVE this part! We totally see Obi-Wan and Anakin camaraderie in this scene and their dialogue is just too funny- especially their facial expressions when they notice that the elevator is coming right towards them from above.
The entire duel with Grievous is awesome! Obi-Wan uses pure Soresu to duel the Jedi-killing General(who had been able to take on six Jedi with ease). Obi-Wan is easily able to take out the General's lightsabers and beat him. Obi-Wan shows us his awesome prowess in fighting skills, not just with a lightsaber, but with a eletro-stick, blaster, and his ability to take the General on without a weapon. The best part, however, is when he kills Grievous with a blaster and after having done so, casts the weapon away commenting "So uncivilized."
Obi-Wan:"We have a job to do, Anakin. Try not to upset him." Grievous:"General Kenobi, The Negotiator. And...Anakin Skywalker. I was expecting someone of you're reputation to be a little bit...older" Anakin:"General Grievous....you're shorter than I expected."
This deleted scene I'm partly glad they took out because it made it where Shaak Ti survive longer. But I just LOVE the hand guesters the two give- you can really tell that they are are a team who knows how to work together and can plan moves without giving away what they are about to do. >:)
Yes, I will agree that Padme's death should have been a bit more believable(and so should the pregnancy and giving birth parts. Oh well) but I have to say that the scene was done very well. I felt bad for both Obi-Wan and Padme- Padme because she doesn't have her husband there with her while she has their children(and she's thinking about all the horror that has just happened.) And for Obi-Wan because he is having to stand in Anakin's place and be there for Padme while she has her children(while having to live with the fact that he has just killed, or so he thinks, Anakin). Though I do wish that Padme hadn't died- she had children to live for who would need her and a galaxy that would need her help.
More pictures of my favorite duo on the Invisible Hand
I love their stances here as they circle him(Obi-Wan is in his Soresu stance!!!!!). I also love that, after Grievous breaks the window and the two Jedi are trying not to get sucked in, Obi-Wan grabs onto Anakin's robes before he gets a hold on the console.
"You won't get away this time, Dooku"
"He will not let me down. He never has." - Great line. I love how it shows his utter trust in his apprentice.
I love the opening scene- the image of the sleek, Jedi Interseptors being piloted expertly in the battle. I also love Obi-Wan and Anakin in this scene- great acting and great characterization! :)
In this scene we can see that Obi-Wan disagrees with the Council. He doesn't want to but his friend in his situation(he was the only one against the Council's decision) but the Council told him to tell Anakin. I also like how they did it in the book- twice Obi-Wan tells Anakin something the Council doesn't want him knowing since he thinks it will help- and I think it would have if Palpatine hadn't had such influence over Anakin.
Here are three videos that I really like :)