Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 6

May 17, 2005

Films Reviewed: Revenge of the Sith and Kingdom of Heaven 

Commentary: What Star Wars has done to Hollywood

Featurette: The costumes of Revenge of the Sith

Regarding Revenge of the Sith:

Matt: The trilogy is over, and all is finally good in the universe.  Or is it?  This film, while a vast improvement over the last two episodes of the series, still has moments of clunky dialogue and wooden acting.  But the space battles, lightsaber duels and overall tone of the film work in its favor.  Three stars.

Aron: No, this film is much bigger than that.   This film represents the end of the Anakin Skywalker story and shows us how one of cinema's biggest villains came about.  You will not look at Darth Vader the same way again.  I agree with Matt that this is the best of the new bunch.  Go see this film.  Four stars!!!

Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)

Regarding Kingdom of Heaven :

Aron: I just couldn't care about this one.  I really wanted to, but Ridley Scott has done this film before, and much better.  No real reason to see this at all.  Two stars.

Matt: Kingdom of Boredom is a more apt title.  I could have cared less for any of these characters.  And Orlando Bloom needs to play something more modern day for his next role.  Two stars.

Average Rating: ** (out of ****)

Commentary: In 1977, George Lucas gave us the first Star Wars film and Hollywood has never been the same since.  Aron and Matt look into what the phenomenon has brought to the industry, such as the summer tent-pole release.

Featurette: The costumes of  Revenge of the SithEvery corner of the globe was scoured to obtain the fabrics for these robes and uniforms.