Liam reveals his top five moments from George Lucas’ final Star Wars prequel
From the battle above Coruscant to the lightsaber duel on Mustafar, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith is packed full of incredible moments. Join Liam as he takes a retrospective look at George Lucas’ incredible finale to the prequel saga to select his top five moments.
5. The tragedy of Darth Plagueis!
This scene is chilling to the bone, the way in which Palpatine uses the story of his former master to manipulate Anakin into thinking that by embracing the dark side he can be shown how to save Padme highlights how deceptive and evil Palpatine really is. The addition of the music in the background really makes this scene such a pleasure to watch.
4. General Grievous
As a young child watching Revenge of the Sith for the first time, I was inevitably drawn to General Grievous when he first appeared on screen, a being who wields four lightsabers at once, how could I not be drawn to him? Grievous is a really fun character to watch, and despite not standing much of a chance against Obi-Wan, the fight between the pair will always be one of my favourite scenes from the movie.
3. Yoda vs Darth Sidious
Any fight featuring Yoda will always be high in my rankings as I love watching him constantly being doubted by his foes due to his size and age until he does something spectacular to prove their judgements wrong. When Yoda walks through the doors and uses the force to throw the guards out of his way, fans know what is about to happen, and then fight between the pair does not disappoint.
2. Palpatine vs Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin
This scene is the first time viewers get a glimpse of how powerful Palpatine is and how much of a threat to the galaxy he is, especially when he slays Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin with such ease before facing off against Mace Windu. It also showcases once again how evil and manipulative he really is as when it looks as if Mace Windu has got the upper hand, Palpatine pleads to Anakin for support claiming he is too weak and that he needs him, resulting in Anakin cutting Windu’s hand off before Palpatine uses force lightning to throw Windu through the building’s window.
For me personally, the film is a sad one as Mace Windu and Kit Fisto are two of my favourite Jedi, but at the same time, by showing Palpatine overcome them, it really highlights the threat to follow.
The Order 66 montage is, in my opinion, the best scene in Revenge of the Sith; it is filled with so much pain and betrayal and features the deaths of so many beloved Jedi such as Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon and Aayla Secura amongst others.
Watching the clones turn on the Jedi is heartbreaking especially considering some of them built really strong bonds with the Jedi, so to see them so easily turn on them makes the scene so hard to watch.
The scene as a whole is flawless, and as much as it does break my heart to watch, the way in which the scene is produced really makes it stand out as one of the greatest scenes in Star Wars film.
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