66 Reasons Revenge of the Sith is Great

1. The Obi Wan vs. Anakin duel is arguably the best duel in all Star Wars

2. We learn the importance of having the high ground in a fight

3. The great acting of Ian McDiarmid. The Emperor steals every scene he is in

4. Shakespearean tragedy of Anakin’s fall

5. Awesomeness of the opening battle scene

6. Anakin activates his lightsaber after a youngling says “There are too many of them, what are we going to do?”, which assures the scared child that Anakin will defend them from the clones. How sweet

7. This film has five lightsaber duels, easily the most of any film

8. You get to see how the Jedi Order falls

9. You come to see the Jedi are not perfect and helped cause their own downfall

10. We meet General Grievous and see his fine lightsaber collection

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11. The friendship between Yoda and Chewbacca

12. Anakin’s rampage on the Trade Federation with the accompanying Anakin’s Dark Deeds music playing

13. We finally see Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader

14. Yoda vs. Palpatine duel is also very good in its own right. Best Jedi vs best Sith

15. Basically a compilation of John William’s finest works. Music is top notch throughout the film.

16. Added depth to Anakin and Padme’s relationship, such as when they sense each other right before Anakin runs off to help the Chancellor

17. Very good moral that you should not trust greedy politicians and be wary of giving emergency powers to governments

18. DEW IT

19. Even Shakespeare could not create the devastating brilliance that is the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise.

20. Bonus point for Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise because Palpatine is essentially telling Anakin his background story while convincing him to join him, all while pretending it to be just possibly more than a story.

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21. A Jedi finally kills a Sith with Anakin beheading Dooku (Maul survived in the first film)

22. Foreshadowing in “His fate will be the same as ours.” Palpatine, Anakin and Obi Wan would all die on a Death Star

23. Attention is paid to lighting, such as when Anakin and Obi Wan say goodbye, Obi Wan is in the light and Anakin the dark, foreshadowing their futures

24. You see how good the Emperor is at manipulating his way to being on top. Always one step ahead of everyone else

25. Cheeky cameo of George Lucas’s son being one of the younglings gunned down

26. Speaking of younglings, we find out maybe it was for the best Anakin was not around to raise Luke and Leia. He’s not the best with kids

27. Even if you hate this movie, you are a sociopath if you are telling me the “You were the Chosen One!” scene did not move you at all. Amazing performance by both Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor

28. We learn that Palpatine is not only a Sith Lord but also the Senate

29.  You gotta admit Grievous expanding his arms into four and activating four lightsabers is cool

30. Nod to Obi Wan’s character in a New Hope by having him say “So uncivilized” throwing away the gun he used to kill Grievous

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31. I don’t care what anyone says, Dooku’s flip off the balcony was totally necessary

32. “He’s too dangerous to be left alive” mirroring dialogue between Mace and Palpatine shows the hypocrisy of the Jedi

33. Ki Adi Mundi’s death was not in vain as the droid attack on the wookies was stopped

34. Entire Order 66 scene. No further defense necessary

35.  Palpatine going from “I’m too weak” to “Unlimited power” in five seconds is my mood on a daily basis

36. You can hear Anakin say “Padme help me” very briefly when the helmet is being put on

37. First question Anakin and Padme both ask when the Anakin-Obi Wan duel is finished is asking if they are alright. How touching

38. The sad beauty in the parallel of Padme dying and the simultaneous birth of Darth Vader

39. In the span of 2 days Obi Wan lost almost all his Jedi friends, his authority as a Master and on the Council, his best friend and brother, and his friend Padme, and yet stays true to himself and honors his fallen friend by helping raise Luke. A true Jedi

40.  Yoda force pushing Palpatine’s guards with virtually no effort

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41. The quote “So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause” is eerily applicable to today

42. Bail Organa suddenly becomes the goat between rescuing Yoda and Obi and adopting Leia and helping start the Rebellion

43. The irony that Anakin desparately wanted to be a Master and had he waited when Mace told him to in the Jedi Council Chamber, likely would have been promoted with the death of Palpatine

44. Anakin’s genuine apology to Obi Wan about his arrogance and impatience and Obi Wan’s praise and heartfelt farewell “Goodbye old friend” makes that scene even more sad considering it will be the last time they see each other as friends

45. Yoda becomes the student with Qui Gon teaching him the path to immortality, the only time we ever see him in the movies in this position as opposed to the teacher

46. We learn that Obi Wan is actually pretty impetuous at times when he jumps down to Grievous and is indeed a bold one

47. Sheev is so powerful he kills two Jedi Masters in a span of a second. Gotta have strong convincing villains

48. Pretty hardcore of Obi Wan to hide Luke on a sandy planet 50 feet from Vader’s mom’s grave. No way he’s going back there

49. Even after thinking that Obi Wan turned Padme against him and choking Padme, Anakin gives Obi Wan the chance to leave and tries to reason with him the best a Sith can. Really speaks to their friendship

50. The plot twist that Grievous was shorter than we expected

51. The fact that Palpatine’s voice slowly deepens from when he kills Mace to putting on his Sith robe to allude to him throwing off his facade and embracing his true form now that he has Anakin on his side

52. The cheeky detail of Palpatine wearing his Sith robe while declaring the Republic an Empire as a final mockery to the Jedi

53. “At an end your rule is. And not short enough it was. If so powerful you are, why leave?” Definitely a solid Yoda line

54. A lot of people criticize Anakin turning to the dark side for Padme but let’s be honest most guys would do the same. There’s a lot of Simp Lords out there

55. The new Clone Armors look really cool and add the the grit they already had

56. Jar Jar does not say a single word in this movie. He’s much more likeable this way

57. The force push between Anakin and Obi Wan symbolizing their equality in prowess while Duel of the Fates hits a high note

58. Some people make fun of Padme dying by sadness but I can relate with finals going on right now. It’s believable

59.  R2-D2 beeping while C-3PO is telling him to be quiet when Anakin returns from slaughtering the younglings is funny in a dark way. He was probably saying “Yo this guys crazy he just killed a bunch of kids you gotta stop him.”

60. Padme at her funeral holding the japor snippet Anakin gave her 13 years ago is a small way of saying how much she loved him

61. We finally get to see Mace Windu in a lightsaber duel. He is also the only person to beat Palpatine in a duel (although there have been theories that Palpatine threw the fight)

62. I love the little hand fidget Palpatine does right after he tells Anakin he is a Sith Lord and Anakin activates his lightsaber. Even the most powerful Sith Lord is not omnipotent and you never really know with Anakin.

63. The good guys lose in this movie (but they don’t go down without a fight). Which in a way is nice because good guys always winning is too boring and predictable, not to mention unrealistic.

64. Anakin’s quote of “This is where the fun begins”, which means that the fun is about to begin

65. The battle for Kashyyyk

66. Anakin kills the last remaining political enemies to the Republic while Palpatine declares the Republic an Empire is an allusion to the Godfather where Michael Corleone has his enemies killed while having his son baptized

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