Originally Posted by enjolras
I did think the last 20 minutes or so was really well done.. The shot of the helmet coming down on Vader was slick. The first breathing noise when the helmet seals.. awesome. The last scene invoking a new hope was awesome... I really did like all of that.
The symbolism of the fight bewteen Yoda and Palpatine was great. Fighting in the senate and tearing it apart was important. The senate was supposed to be the center of democracy and democratic ideals... and the fight destroyed it. That was really cleverly done..
I didn't think the movie itself was horrible.. But I still think Lucas REALLY missed on giving me a real REASON for Anakin the goofy b****y teenager to be mass murdering, death star building, jedi killing Darth Vader.
And the Amidala death scene was just stupid. After all.. what MOTHER just gives up on life... what BS.
I loved the mask coming down on Anakin. I loved how when the mask was coming down he got that "oh ****" look on his face like "what have I done". It seemed like it was at that moment he realized what he had done and his former self (Anakin) really was lost and he had became a monster.
The things that really set this movie apart from the others IMO, is the little things like facial experssions like the mask coming down, palpy's smile when he tells Vader he killed Padme, Anakin and Palpy at the show, and Anakin and Padme on the seprate balchony's before Anakin goes to chop up Mace. The human aspect of the saga was re-injected into the story instead relying on flashy special effects.
The "Star Wars humour" from the first trilogy was also there, like when Obi-Wan picks up the blaster and says it is so uncivilized, instead of the cheesy fart jokes.