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Things you DID like about Episode III

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Hey all. Thought since there is a bunch of threads of complaints, praises and everything in between, I thought I would start 2 new threads where you can say what you like and do not like about Episode III.

Lets see what the majority of the posters here think.
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Everything except for the one i wrote in ur disadvanges thread.
"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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I liked Ian McDiarmid's performance up until the end of the duel with Mace.
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The Majority of the movie.
"I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings."
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What the hell are u talking about McDiarmid ruled the whole film!!!!!!!!!!!

okay too much cackles in duel but everything kicked ass
"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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I agree. I thought McDiarmid was great. He seemed so happy that the waiting was finally over that he could hardly contain himself.
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Yeah.
"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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Originally posted by: Mr.Coffee
I agree. I thought McDiarmid was great. He seemed so happy that the waiting was finally over that he could hardly contain himself.


But I'm glad he had enough time before his duel with Yoda to go down to street level and find his lightsaber- remember, it fell out the window when he fought Mace.
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Good point. But I'm sure he has more than one.
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LOL...I hadn't noticed that. I guess he could have had more than one.

"okay too much cackles in duel but everything kicked ass "

I don't think it's bad - think about it, everything Palps has set into plan has worked, and he finally gets to vent his anger and celebrate his victory after decades of keeping everything bottled up. Palps was totally unloading on Yoda, both physically and verbally. I think he deserves a little leeway - he's certainly earned it.
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I liked most of Episode III. Pretty much everthing but Vader's "NOOOOOOOO!!!!"

Anybody else wonder how a light saber SHATTERED a transperisteel window? wouldn't it... just.. you know... scuff it up?

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Originally posted by: Mr.Coffee
I agree. I thought McDiarmid was great. He seemed so happy that the waiting was finally over that he could hardly contain himself.


Especially McDiramid's "Unlimited POWER!!!!!!" as he throws the lightning back at Mace Windu. In fact, my favorite scene in the entire movie was the scene of Palpatine and Anakin talking as they watch that opera (or what ever it was). The haunting, unearthly sounds and the lighting were utilized wonderfully. My favorite delivery of a line is "he could influence the midichlorians to create...life." With the subtleties in his face as he glances at Anakin and the tone of that last word, I felt I was witnessing the work of a great actor.

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Really? I felt like I was witnessing a Sith Lord seducing a Jedi.

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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
Really? I felt like I was witnessing a Sith Lord seducing a Jedi.


Well, isn't that what we've been waiting to see?
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Personally, I thought the way Padmé died was cheesy. She didn't die because of fatal battle wounds. She died because she wanted to. I can understand being heart broken, but that wouldn't prompt me to willingly abandon my unborn kids. You'd think she would have cared more for their well-being than that.
"May the force be with you!"
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P.S. Overall, I liked the movie, though.
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* Order 66. A good surprise, and very well architected. Felt like a good plot twist, and made the whole movie a bit darker. Nicely directed and scored, also. Very good.

* Owen Lars holding Luke, looking at the sun. It was an OK ending, although it should have been switched with...

* ... the infamous "Tarkin" scene. It was nice to see the Star Destroyer bridge, an early TIE passing by, Tarkin, and imperial officers down there. Felt like ESB for exactly 6 seconds. When I get the DVD I'll pause at this scene and admire that moment for a full hour.

* Ewan McGregor did an excelent job, and his final speech as Anakin is all burned down is very nice.

* If you compare to the previous prequels, it's actually a much better SW episode, so that's a good thing on its own.

* The first 10-15 minutes were filled with good paced action and story. I liked it.
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The whole movie blows chunks!
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The whole movie blows chunks!


No, no. Things you DID like about the movie.
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Yes, please flame the movie in the other thread.
"I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings."
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What does "flame" mean, precisely? Is it to insult something, to argue against something?

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Some people hate Lucas so much they can't even enjoy his best efort in 25 years.

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What does "flame" mean, precisely? Is it to insult something, to argue against something?


Flame means to insult something.

Also, things I liked:

The opening space battle. It wasn't as good as the Battle of Endor or the Battle of Yavin, but it was still awesome.

The fight with Count Dooku was great. Much better than episode 2.

The acting was way better than the previous two. Even the people who were bad were still much better.

The fact that I actually felt like I was watching a Star Wars movie. Episode 1 and 2 don't make me feel that way... It's hard to explain.

The ending I really liked, though I agree with Ric. The Tarkin and Uncle Owen scene should be switched.

Hearing Darth Vader breath for the first time was one of the coolest parts in any Star Wars movie.

Order 66 was done very well. It's one of my favorite scenes.

The music in the "Opera" where Palpatine tells Anakin the Plagueis story, and the music in the scene before the Jedi go in to arrest Palpatine.

I loved the Wookie battle... I was much, much shorter than I was expecting, but it was still really awesome.

Most people think Anakin turns to the dark side really fast, but the more time I watch the movie, the more I really like watching his turn to the dark side.

Making the connections to 4 was really fun. Like seeing how Luke and Leia were born, and seeing Captain Antilies. I hope the Yoda landing on Dagobah scene is on the DVD, because that'd be cool to see too.

Bail Organa was much cooler than I was expecting. I think it was the way the actor played him, but he was one of my favorite characters in Episode 3.

All the lightsaber fights were fantastic.

I didn't mind the Lizard and the Tarzan scream. I didn't think they were really cool or anything, but people keep complaining about them and they don't bother me at all.

I like the fact that if you watch RotS, and then you watch ANH, you kind of get a different feeling when you watch some scenes. Even though I've seen the scene at Obi-Wan's house a million times, I now find that scene to be much... I don't know... much more interesting and I like hearing Obi-Wan's explanations about different things.

Really, I liked a good chunk of the movie. I'd say about 80% of the movie was either really cool, or cool enough to not be bad. There were some dumb parts, but there wasn't anything that was bad enough to drag it down to the level of Episode 2 and 1.
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Palpatine. The formation of the Empire was great.

Order 66, you all know why.

Look up the thread with the films full name. My thoughts are there.


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