OMG! Animated star wars movie comes out in August!!!!!….!!!!!!!!!
Preview! :: Producer Nerd Guy Talking About Series! (includes anakins padawan!!)
I’d also like to take this opportunity to recommend the Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover. You can buy it on amazon for 1 freaking penny! “Outstanding” and “Better than the movie” come up a lot in the amazon reviews. There’s probably an obvious response in saying that besting a piece of shit movie is not exactly a literary feat. However, I believe the book is a masterfully written piece of science fiction in it’s own rite. Here’s my contentious perspective: Episode 3 actually has a plot, it’s just so big and unexplained that most people don’t know it’s there.
Here’s a relevant review that mirrors my own opinions:
Once freed of a film’s running time Stover could really take his time fleshing out issues that the movie was forced to speed through. For example, he made it clear as day why tension had mounted between the Jedi and Palpatine, and the current political climate on Courasant.
The relationship between Anakin and Palpatine is explored much more then in the movie. In the scene when Palpatine revealed himself to Anakin, Palpatine’s emphasis on his right to live and his prediction that the Jedi would kill him on the spot for his religious beliefs, I found, much more effective then in the film. From what I recall, the film focused more on trying to save Amadala from her predicted demise.
I thought that the effect Anakin’s visions were having on him were much better explained then in the movie. The novel, basically, had Anakin terrified to rest and exhausted from sleep depravation. This worked in that when the climatic battle between Windu and Palpatine came to a head, Anakin (who, at that point, was nothing short of delerious from exhustion) obviously wasn’t thinking clearly.
I loved the way that the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan developed. It was very well illustrated that Anakin was always using Obi-Wan as his emotional anchor and when removed of that, just how easily he could be manipulated by someone Anakin saw as never having lied to him.
The only thing that I wound up dinging the novel for was the Wookies role and Yoda’s escape. It’s virtually missing, as if someone just accidentally edited it out. It was really bizarre that it was just … not there.
Outstanding book though, as much as I liked the film, the book is significantly better.
Here’s the critical difference that I think most people miss in the comparisons between episodes 4,5,6 (universally praised) and e’s 1,2, and 3 (nearly universally hated on). 456 were a self contained storyline. In fact, 4, was a self contained film bc lucas didn’t know if he was going to have enough money to make 5 and 6. Since then Lucas has become a gajillionaire and hundreds of novels, comic books, action figures have emerged to create a universe. Episodes 2,3 seem weird because they AREN”T self contained, they are slices of that universe. Yes, I agree that might have not been the best choice for a film release but once you accept it and eat the media around them a brilliant story comes out. Definitely Check the previews and at least look at the ep3 book.