Revenge of the Sith:
Directed by George Lucas
Starring Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz
Anakin Skywalker, father of Luke
Has grown a bit since we last heard him spook.
He has fought in the Clone Wars and had some great fun
Alongside his mentor Obi Wan.
They’re flying through space in a big battle scene
Trying to rescue Senator Palpatine.
They find him, all powerless against the Sith Voodoo
Wielded by the evil Sith Lord Count Dooku.
Palpatine tells his good friend Annie
To cut off the Count’s head to set him free,
So, with just a slight hesitation,
He sends his soul to a new destination.
Anakin and his pretty new wife
Are together living a secret life,
But not telling folks is just part of the story.
She’s pregnant, and Annie fells less proud than sorry.
It’s revealed that Palpatine is a Sith,
Filled up with darkness, at least a good fifth.
He uses the feelings of naïve Anakin
To commit some ghastly crimes for him.
To cement his seat in the ivory tower,
Palpatine comes into even more power,
And in a speech filled with gusto and fire,
Announces the creation of the Galactic Empire.
Will Annie be turned to the Dark side,
And turn into that Darth Vader guy,
Or will he remain as a Jedi Knight
And forever continue to do what’s right?
Well, rather than spoiling the entire flick,
I’ll criticize and try not to nitpick.
As the story goes, it’s not too bad,
And the performances have been stepped up a tad.
It looks better and sounds better, you see,
Than the first two entries in this trilogy.
Everything the story was leading up to
Culminates in this seasoned stew.
Do the pieces fit together as tightly as they could?
Does the story satisfy as it should?
Not really, but to be very honest,
Mr. Lucas’ intention was never dishonest.
He wanted a tension-filled, pleasure-filled ride,
The audience’s glee to rise like a tide,
A story so compelling that they would be spent
And leave the theatre thinking their money was well spent.
I’m giving this prequel a score of four,
And I gave the last one the very same score.
It was entertaining, I’ll give it that,
But Star Wars can be so much more than that.