Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars #3)

Revenge of the Sith is a somewhat fascinating story. It feels by far the darkest and most ‘adult’ of the prequel trilogy, probably best matching the feel of A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, but at the same time, there’s a lot more humor in the early parts at least, with some truly weird and silly moments with R2 and the Battle Droids. You know… I just don’t understand the droids. I’ll get back to that in a bit.

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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Star Wars #2)

Onward!

The things that I remember most about Attack of the Clones are the atmosphere of Kamino, the final battle on Genosis (mostly from the game Star Wars Battlefront), and some rather cringey burgeoning relationship dialog from Anakin and Padme.

I was not disappointed.

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Star Wars #1)

Oh, that opening score. The title crawl. That’s a blast of nostalgia right there. I’m too young to have seen the original trilogy in theaters, but I watched the VHS tapes what felt like a million times. When The Phantom Menace came out, that was right in my wheelhouse. I don’t remember how many times I saw that movie in theaters.

And you know what? It’s not as bad as it’s often rated. Granted, if it wasn’t leaning so heavily on the rest of the Star Wars franchise, well… it would probably be about that bad. But I disagree that it doesn’t disserve a place in the core ‘Skywalker Saga’.

Overall, it’s a fun action movie wrapped around the rise of dark powers and corruption in the guise of–a trade war and senatorial discourse of all things. It’s weird, but I’ve grown to accept it at least?

Obi-Wan: You were right about one thing master. The negotiations were short.

It’s my favorite Star Wars movie so far1 and only a hint of things to come!

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