Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Star Wars Challenge Day 9

Today's Topic is "Favorite PT movie."
The answer to that question is Revenge of the Sith. It is not only my favorite Prequel Trilogy film, it's my favorite of the Saga and my favorite movie in general.
My reasoning? It's amazing. It's got it all- action, character, emotion, and humor. It's got some of my favorite scenes ever done, my favorite quotes, my favorite battles, and my favorite characters. Obi-Wan and Anakin are really awesome in this film! They aren't Master and Apprentice anymore; instead they are best friends, which takes away the tension and leaves the affection they have for each other. The opening scene is awesome- we see two Jedi Interceptors flying expertly in a fierce battle. Obi-Wan's and Anakin's interactions with each other during the whole rescue are awesome- you can really tell that they are best friends, keeping each other from falling into despair during the horrible war. They're banter is always fun to watch- I just wish they're was more since Ewan and Hayden have very good acting chemistry. This movie also has some of my favorite battle scenes- Obi-Wan's duel with Grievous is awesome; I mean Grievous took on five Jedi, two who were on the Council, with ease and Obi-Wan takes him down ALONE(with a blaster, nonetheless). The actors are also very, very good in this film- the facial expressions and voice inflections are top notch. The story is also the darkest and the saddest of the saga- we are dealt with horrors on a grand scale and on a personal level. From the moment Anakin decides go Palpatine instead of the Jedi, the story takes on that of a tragedy. The Order 66 and Operation Knightfall are very sad but extremely well done scenes; the music is sweeping and tragic and the slow motions accent the tragedy that is happening- especially sad in this scene is the look of shock on the poor Jedi's face. Operation Knightfall(the attack on the Jedi Temple) is also sad; we see the now newly christened Darth Vader walk into the Council room where a youngling clan in hidden. When one of the children asks him what is going on he ignites his lightsaber and we know what happens. (picks up metal pole and smacks Anakin in the head with it). Obi-Wan and Yoda's reactions to the death of their comrades and the betrayal is very sad. Both sound on the verge of tears when speaking about it. I have to give it to Ewan McGregor and Frank Oz during the next scene in which Obi-Wan finds out who it was that used a lightsaber on the Jedi. Yoda warns Obi-Wan with a close-to breaking voice to not look security hologram since it will only cause him pain. Obi-Wan replies that he must know and looks at it- only to see his brother, son, and best friend doing the horrors. His reaction is heartbreaking, especially when he has to turn it off because 'he can't watch anymore.' Also very sad, is when he begs Yoda to fight the emperor- his face and voice are so filled with grief. The brief scene where Obi-Wan asks Padme where Anakin is also very well done- I really like how Ewan and Natalie interact- they have good acting chemistry. The lines are very well delivered and the camera angles are also awesome(sorry, I'm an actor and director-type person). The best scene of the saga is the entire confrontation on Mustafar. We see Anakin that Anakin is completely gone and that Obi-Wan will have to do what he has to do; even though he keeps trying to get Anakin to see reason. I think that once Obi-Wan saw Anakin force-choking Padme, he knew in his heart that his best friend was gone- Anakin never would have hurt Padme. They're confrontation and then ensuing battle is amazing and tragic. We see two former best friends become enemies and for me it's very heartbreaking to see :(. I also think it's sad that Obi-Wan, during the battle tries to get Anakin to stop, even when he knows that is hopeless. The dialogue at the end is my favorite dialogue I have every come across- especially the "You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you!"
The end, where both the twins are split up is also very sad, but sort of hope-filled; especially when Obi-Wan brings Luke to the Lars' homestead and the Force theme swells. We see him hand Luke to Beru and walk into the shadows to wait out his exile while Owen and Beru look out to the sunset. And we know that hope will come.
Also, before I finish this, I'd like to suggest reading the novel by Matthew Stover after finishing the movie- it compliments is EXTREMELY well and makes the experience even more enjoyable.

And to top it off, I'll post the end of Revenge of the Sith! It is sad though, that the last we see of Obi-Wan here is him walking sadly away. :( But I love the song!


  1. Yesss this movie is awesome! I love the beginning with Obi-Wan and Anakin. :D

  2. Thank you!
    Yes, Obi-Wan and Anakin in the beginning are awesome! :)