Head to Head – Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight!

This week, Nathan Mifsud stacked up his midi-chlorians in favour of George LucasStar Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. For his troubles, he scored a double pass to the upcoming Ridley Scott epic Robin Hood! You can win free movie tickets too by sending your mini-reviews to us here at Quickflix!

Nathan Mifsud will argue FOR the film while Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo will argue AGAINST it. Let us know in the comments section below who you agree with. Spare no vitriol! Choose your side! There can only be one winner!

Nathan Mifsud – 4.5/5

I, Nathan Mifsud, will defend the glorious honour of Star Wars III. I’m not saying that Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the best of all of the films, but it certainly is the best of the latest trilogy. It’s got everything! From emotion (how could he kill those innocent kids?) to a triumphant conclusion, and the birth of the greatest villain to ever be viewed on our screens. The score, by Mr. John Williams, is the best of all the films and adds so much more. This film is so epic that they included Ewan McGregor’s glorious beard again, but with a terrible haircut. So there’s a couple of plot holes here and there and Samuel L. Jackson’s horrible acting, but this has Chewbacca before he met Han. Before! Like Oh My GOD! Overall, this film is da bomb, and it still goes off like 7 month old cheese!

Well Nathan, it’s hard to argue with as passionate a tirade as that. And yes, Revenge of the Sith is indeed the best of the Star Wars prequels. However, that’s kind of like saying “candy-flavoured poison is the most delicious kind of poison.” Despite a thrilling finale, Revenge of the Sith features the same problems as Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones: clunky dialogue, painfully wooden acting, unnecessary (and endless) exposition, debates about trade tariffs. And where does it lead us to? A conclusion that basically implies: “OK, now for the fun stuff!” No one has ever put it quite as concisely as the great comedian Patton Oswalt – I’ll hand it over to him to finish my point.

Now it’s over to you! What are your thoughts on Revenge of the Sith? Let us know in the comments section below. If you would like to be featured in the next Head to Head and possibly win some free movie tickets, send your mini-reviews to us here at Quickflix!

One Response to “Head to Head – Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith”

  1. I have loved Star Wars since I was 7 years old… gotta admit I agree with both of you. Once the OMG impact of seeing ROTS fades one realises what a crock it really is. Crap acting (Natalie & Hayden should be banished to a far flung Outer Rim planet) and so much more meaningful things could have been included in the storyline (would have LOVED to have seen a young Han Solo). However, did like the transformation to Vader and the birth of the babies/scene where they were given to Lars & Antilles. I could go on but I must desist.

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