Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

2005 American epic space opera film directed by George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is a science fiction movie which is part of the Star Wars film series. It is the third film in the series and the sixth one to be made.

Star Wars: Episode III -
Revenge of the Sith
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Directed byGeorge Lucas
Written byGeorge Lucas
Produced byRick McCallum
George Lucas
(executive producer)
StarringEwan McGregor
Hayden Christensen
Natalie Portman
Ian McDiarmid
Frank Oz
CinematographyDavid Tattersall
Edited byRoger Barton
Ben Burtt
Music byJohn Williams
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
May 19, 2005 (USA)
Running time
140 min.
CountryUnited States
Box officeUS$850,000,000

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Three years on from the previous movie, the Galactic Republic's army of Jedi and clone troopers are still at war with the Separatist Droid Army. Chancellor Palpatine has been captured by the Separatists and is being held aboard their spaceship.

Two Jedi, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive on the battleship and manage to rescue Palpatine. Anakin kills Count Dooku, the leader of the Separatists, but General Grievous, the commander of the droid army, escapes so the war continues.

Arriving back at the Republic capital, Anakin reunites with his secret wife, Padmé, who is pregnant. However, he has nightmares that she will die in childbirth and begins to seek ways to stop that from happening. Obi-Wan is sent on a mission to find and kill General Grievous. Anakin begins asking his friend, Chancellor Palpatine for advice.

Palpatine reveals to Anakin that he is a Sith (evil Jedi). Anakin finds out that Palpatine is in fact the true leader of the Separatists and has been using the war to get more power. Palpatine promises to help Anakin save Padmé from death. Anakin agrees to join the Sith.

Palpatine sends Anakin to the Jedi Temple to murder all of the Jedi inside. Across the galaxy, all of the Republic's clone soldiers suddenly betray their Jedi Generals and kill them. This is because the clone troopers are actually under the control of Palpatine. Within minutes, all of the Jedi are dead, except for Yoda and Obi-Wan, who managed to escape the attacks.

Palpatine sends Anakin to Mustafar to kill the remaining Separatist leaders as Palpatine no longer has use for them. Palpatine makes a speech to the Galactic Senate where he announces that he is creating the Galactic Empire. Obi-Wan and Padmé find Anakin on Mustafar. Obi-Wan and Anakin fight each other and Obi-Wan cuts off Anakin's limbs. Obi-Wan leaves Anakin scarred and burnt by the lava river and assumes Anakin has died.

Padmé gives birth to twins: Luke and Leia, but dies in childbirth. Obi-Wan and Yoda agree to split up the children. Luke is sent to his aunt and uncle on Tatooine while Leia is adopted by the royal family of Alderaan. Palpatine rescues Anakin and gives him cybernetic limbs and special armour. Anakin is now Darth Vader. Palpatine tells Anakin of Padmé's death and Anakin fully embraces his anger and hatred, completing his journey to the Dark Side.

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