Ever since the year 1969, George Lucas has created a legion of followers that has forever hailed the name and the universe of Star Wars. From a trilogy of cinema, to conventions, to a franchise of books, Star Wars has proven itself time and time again that its universe shall never be plagued nor will it be diminished by the corporate menace or the single nightmare of writing. That is up until Star Wars has blasted its highly anticipated comeback, but it was not strong enough to have the crowd reminisce and remind what made Star Wars such a great franchise. George Lucas has then returned with Attack of the Clones, which everything was present what made a film great but not what made Star Wars such an epic phenomenon. Fanboys became enraged. Geeks have arisen a revolution against the Godfather of Sci-Fi, many have doubted Star Wars' existence. That is, up until 2005.
George Lucas became aware that he is destroying the single universe he has created. He, too, became enraged against the fanboys but has acknowledged the fact that he is doing this for the sole satisfactory of those he has gained the hearts; he needed to gain those hearts in return for the sake of Star Wars' existence and so he became aware that Episode III was his only chance to do so. Furiously, George Lucas began production for Star Wars: Episode III. Expecting this film to be a great disappointment by wooden acting, excessive use of CGI, and a mediocre script, George has stricken back with such a vengeance. Episode III did not fulfill the same spirit the Original Trilogy has acclaimed, but it has created its own. Starting with battle scene, demise of Count Dooku, the chase against General Grievous; the plot has escalated in such an epic middle and climax.
Every Lightsaber Battle was fantastic, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen's acting drastically improved, the use of CGI was better moderated, combat scenes were epic, but the reason why Star Wars Episode III was such a success critically was not because of the birth of Darth Vader, but the inner most depth and emotion of the film accompanied with a fantastic score by John Williams. The Great Jedi Purge, the birth of a new Empire, the great revealing, the death of Democracy, Padme, and Anakin Skywalker, the genuine rise of power of Darth Sidious, and the lightsaber battles between Lord Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, all of those objectives were the reasons why Star Wars III was such a success.
Back during the childish days of the 7th Grade, before the !@#$%bags at Time Warner cut off my families' illegal cable, I was roaming throughout the pixels of television up until I have stumbled upon a Star Wars movie during May 4 in the Spike Television Network. That Star Wars movie was Revenge of the Sith. Without knowledge of the Star Wars Universe, I have decided to watch it and see what is so great about Star Wars. The movie gave me goosebumps. The battle between Obi-Wan and Vader had me in thrill and suspense. The battle between Yoda and Sidious gave me curiosity about the Star Wars Universe. The Jedi Purge gripped my soul with emotion. I had sympathy for Anakin when he turned to the dark side because I know how it feels like to be ignored and be remained unimportant. This week, I have viewed the prequels (for the 4th or 5th time) and I still feel that same feeling I felt when I first watched Episode III.
Personally, I believe that Episode III reigns superior from the rest of the movies of Star Wars not because of its CGI, but because Episode III has inserted the one feeling the rest of the films did not do: emotion. A movie dark-toned both technically and story-wise catches my attention more than a good one. A movie with great action and beautiful battles with modern effects, passion, and emotion grabs my attention more than a combat scene with a short lightsaber duel and a cheesy battle with custom effects. It is not because I have angst towards the Original Trilogy, it is because Episode III has concluded with such a dark and memorable plot and cinematography. Overall, all three of the Original Trilogy remains excellent, Episode I remains mediocre and Episode II remains good, but Episode III is my most favorable Star Wars (and/or maybe Sci-Fi) film I have ever watched. As I have a right to have my personal opinion, as do you too.
May the Force be with you all.