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Darth Maul
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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2007, 05:05:11 pm »


Critical reaction towards the film was largely enthusiastic, especially in comparison to the two previous prequels. Film review site Rotten Tomatoes calculated a rating of 82% based on 229 reviews, compared to the 63% and 66% received by Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones respectively.[23] Some critics noted that they view it to be the best of the prequels,[23] while other reviewers judged it to be the best Star Wars film since Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. A. O. Scott of The New York Times concluded that it was "the best of the four episodes Mr. Lucas has directed," and equal to The Empire Strikes Back as "the richest and most challenging movie in the cycle."

Much of the criticism for the film was directed towards the dialogue of Revenge of the Sith, particularly the film's romantic scenes. Critics and fans alike were quick to jump on such lines of Anakin or Padmé including "Hold me, Ani. Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo."[23] Critics have claimed this demonstrated Lucas' weakness as a writer of dialogue, a subject with which Lucas openly agreed when receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.[24]

Other criticisms included previously raised issues with the prequels: "wooden" acting,[25] overuse of flashy and colorful computer-generated special effects, and attempts to be both childish and mature at the same time. It is often said the film contains a number of plot holes, although this claim is widely disputed and debated by fans.[26] Though many critics and fans saw it as one of the best of the series, or at least, the strongest of the three prequels, others saw it as more or less on par with The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.[23] Some neoconservatives criticized the film, claiming it has a liberal bias and is a "weak" commentary on the U.S. Bush Administration and the U.S./Iraqi war.[citation needed] Some websites went so far as to propose a boycott of the film. Lucas defended the film, stating that the film's storyline was written during the Vietnam War, and was influenced by it instead. Lucas did note, however, that "The parallels between Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable."[27] A letter posted at film critic Roger Ebert's website claims that the film was the most conservative film of 2005.[28]

Ewan McGregor and Ian McDiarmid's performances as Obi-Wan and Palpatine respectively, was generally well-received by critics. Todd McCarthy of Variety commented, "Entertaining from start to finish and even enthralling at times, 'Sith' has some acting worth writing home about, specifically McDiarmid's dominant turn as the mastermind of the evil empire."[29] A reviewer for The Village Voice wrote that "Ian McDiarmid's unctuous Emperor; turns appropriately vampiric as he attempts to draw Anakin into the Sith fold with promises of eternal life."[30]

An indication of the film's public reception is its rating of 7.9 (as of July 7, 2007) in the Internet Movie Database, whereas its two predecessors, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, rated 6.3 and 6.9 respectively. For reference, both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back rated 8.8 (ranked 12 and 8 in Top 250 films respectively), while Return of the Jedi rated 8.2 (ranked 111).
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