Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Some of the Times Star Wars Episode Three Made me Weep like a Youngling

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
The Revenge of the Sith is my favorite of the prequels. My father enjoys it so much it's his favorite of all six released films. While, I won't go that far, I get his point. It sets up the entire original trilogy. We see the formation of the Empire. The Clone Troopers becoming Storm Troopers, which now that I've begun watching the Clone Wars, is so much sadder. The clones were literally hijacked and forced to turn on the Jedi they served and befriended. But back to Episode Three ; We see the defeat of the Jedi and the birth of Darth Vader.

This movie makes me cry a great deal. I get very emotionally vested in stories and this is no exception. The troopers turning on the Jedi is bad enough but then there's  Anakin leading clones into the temple, where they don't just kill the adults, or even the teen Padawans, no, they murder them all. It's horribly ironic that Anakin turned to the Dark Side to save his wife and child, yet his first task as a Sith is to murder children. And when the Senate is told troops put down a rebellion and killed the Jedi, not one, single senator asks, "But what about the kids?"  No one cares, becouse the Jedi have now become the enemy and what Chancelor, I mean Emperor  Palpatine says must be the truth and who are they to argue?
Then there is poor Padme, not only has the goverment she once served turned evil, her husband has as well and she sees no hope and no future. No wonder she gives up after the twins are born, but that only complicates matters for the two orphans.
But wait, there's more. Palpatine sneers at Anakin, now Darth Vader's pain. Even though he was not directly responsible for Padme's death, he still did not help, and he hates himself for it. While he's screaming in anguish, Palaptine smiles, knowing that now, he's all Vader has, thus ensuring his loyality.   
Of course, there is Obi Wan thinking he's killed his best friend, Yodi exiling himself for failing to defeat Palpatine. Yes, tis a sad movie my freinds, but it moves us onward to A New Hope. May the Force be with you! 

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