During a space battle over Coruscant between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous’ flagship, the Jedi engage Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel, which ends with Anakin killing Dooku at Palpatine’s urging. Grievous flees the battle-torn cruiser, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals she is pregnant. Initially excited, Anakin begins to have premonitions of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Palpatine appoints Anakin to join the Jedi Council as his representative, but the Council declines Anakin the rank of Jedi Master and orders him to monitor the Chancellor, diminishing Anakin’s faith in the Jedi. Palpatine entices Anakin with knowledge of the dark side of the Force, including the power to prevent death. When Palpatine reveals himself as the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, Anakin reports his treachery to Mace Windu, who subdues Palpatine in an ensuing lightsaber duel. In a desperate attempt to help save Padmé, Anakin intervenes on Palpatine’s behalf, allowing him to kill the Jedi Master. Anakin pledges himself to Palpatine, who dubs him Darth Vader.
Palpatine issues an order for the clone troopers to kill their Jedi commanders, and dispatches Vader and a legion of clones to kill everyone in the Jedi Temple; however, Obi-Wan (having killed Grievous on Utapau) and Yoda survive. Vader then kills the remaining Separatist leaders hiding on the volcanic planet Mustafar, while Palpatine addresses the Senate and transforms the Republic into the Galactic Empire, declaring himself Emperor. On Coruscant, Obi-Wan and Yoda return to the Jedi Temple to discover Anakin’s treachery. Concerned by Obi-Wan’s reasoning that Anakin has turned to the dark side, Padmé travels to Mustafar to confront him, while Obi-Wan stows aboard her ship. When Vader discovers Obi-Wan, he accuses Padmé of betrayal and uses the Force to choke her into unconsciousness. Obi-Wan battles Vader cutting off his left arm and both legs. Vader is significantly burned by a volcanic river. Back on Coruscant, Yoda confronts Palpatine, but retreats after their duel reaches a stalemate.
Obi-Wan brings Padmé to the asteroid Polis Massa, where she gives birth to twins Luke and Leia before dying. A funeral is held for Padmé on Naboo. Meanwhile, Palpatine salvages Vader and brings him back to Coruscant, where his burned body is repaired with cybernetic limbs and a respiratory suit. Palpatine informs Vader of Padmé’s death, devastating him. As the Sith supervise the construction of the Death Star, Obi-Wan and Yoda determine to hide the twins from the Empire. Senator Bail Organa adopts Leia and takes her to Alderaan, while Obi-Wan delivers Luke to his stepuncle Owen and Owen’s wife Beru Lars on Tatooine, where Obi-Wan intends to watch over Luke until the time is right to challenge the Empire.
Finally Anakin falls to the dark side of the Force, and becomes the Darth Vader we all know and fear.
Frem a technical stand point Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is on par with the other prequel movies. The CGI and camera work are beautiful. I love that we see a smooth transition from the sleek and shiny universe to the militaristic utilitarian look that we seek in the original films (episodes 4-6).
For the most part the acting and story were good. Anikin and Padmé keep pissing me off with their shitty love story that they have been shoving in to our faces for the last 2 movies. I will admit that at the end as Ankin truly becomes Darth Vader, Hayden Christensen actually begins to shine and for a few brief minutes Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a great movie. Natalie Portman continues to not be convincing as Padmé Amidala. Like the other 2 prequels it feels she is just repeating lines but never ‘becomes’ the character. Also lie like the other 2 prequels she continues to look great. Her consumes are, hands down, the best in all the prequils.
I also feel that Mace Windu really shines in this movie. Now I an not saying that he didn’t in the other moves, far from it, but Samuel L. Jackson really kicked ass in Episode 3.
Overall I felt that Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was on par with the other prequels.