Great Moments In Film – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
A bit of a switch as I was planning on taking this week fully off then come back next Monday to discuss Thor, but it’s May 4th and we all know what that means: STAR WARS DAY. I’m keeping it simple today as I take a look at the closing of the (infamous) prequel trilogy.
To me, it’s absolutely perfect and is quite simply the high water mark of all three movies. More specifically, the very end with Obi Wan giving the baby Luke to his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen. They look out to watch their dual suns set as they wonder about the future…much like Luke would do many years later.
Interestingly enough, it was originally planned to include Yoda arriving at Dagobah as part of the sequence, but Lucas preferred to keep it limited to the fate of the Skywalker family. It was the right decision. You can find the uncut version on youtube and while it’s pretty cool, it’s better off the way shown on the big screen.