Is it possible to produce an elevator pitch for this movie? Well I’ll try. During the Separatist wars Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker rescue the Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg General Grievous, but the chancellor is not what he seems and is able to set in motion the destruction of the Jedi council and the movement of Anakin towards the dark side of the force, by which he hopes to save the life of his pregnant wife.
Obi-Wan and Anakin engage in a prolonged space battle in their fighters. Obi-Wan pursues General Grievous to various locations. Anakin interacts with the devious chancellor and most of the Jedi are killed in murderous attacks. Anakin visits his wife at various times and they exchange pleasantries. Various well designed space craft fly about, many light sabre battles take place. There is no sex and just a bit of snogging, also no smoking, drug taking or nudity.
As a general rule I find the random changes of character which take place in many dramas, just to fulfil some plot requirement, risible, particularly true in this case, as the whole thing is directed at fulfilling a few words spoken in one of the first trio of Star Wars films. And honestly I found the light sabre duels wearing, except for the one between Obi-Wan and General Grievous. The dialogue was terrible and Hayden Christensen got a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor. But maybe worth a watch just for the ingenuity of the hardware.
|Duration||2h 20m||Rating (UK)||12A|
|Source of story||The earlier and later Star Wars films|
|Starring||Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, Christopher Lee, Bruce Spence, Joel Edgerton|
|Additional Info||Just in case you don’t know this is actually the sixth film in the Star Wars universe. It made a fortune.|