Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is okay, as a movie. It’s got a lot of flaws, but has just enough actually happening in it, unlike the last two, to be tolerable. But only barely tolerable, as the Honest Trailers team is happy to point out.
Over six minutes, they razz everything: Padme spending the whole movie essentially useless and weeping, the relentless number of meetings that Lucas wrote into the script for no good reason, the fact that we even see Jar Jar at all, the notoriously terrible deleted scenes… they’re all here. Yes, even that infamously overwrought NOOOOOO.
In fact, they spend a minute and a half just pointing out the enormous number of plot holes that come with making a prequel trilogy 20 years later and with about $400 million in the budget. You have to admit, technology took a real downturn when the Empire took over, although you can probably explain that simply because all resources were going to the Empire’s ridiculous boondoggle of a battle station. The Empire’s economy was probably even more screwed than we thought.
Anyway, the good news is that we finally have quality Star Wars in theaters again, so we never have to talk about the prequels except with a chuckle and a shake of the head. At least until Disney starts trying to re-release them.