Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

As the Clone War nears its end, a huge spaceship battle rages over Coruscant. General Grievous, the evil head of the Separatist droid army has captured the Republic leader, Chancellor Palpatine, and is holding him hostage aboard his star ship. Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi infiltrate the vessel and confront Sith Lord Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku). The Jedi fight Tyranus and Obi-Wan is knocked unconscious. Anakin defeats Tyranus, slicing off his hands and literally bringing him to his knees. Urged on by the chancellor, Anakin beheads Tyranus with his lightsaber. But Anakin is deeply disturbed and appalled by his actions - a Jedi would never commit such an unnecessary and heinous act. Palpatine is freed and Obi-Wan regains consciousness, but the trio is quickly captured and taken to General Grievous on the bridge. The Jedi destroy his Magna Guards, but Grievous escapes. As Grievous’ heavily damaged spaceship crashes towards the planet, Anakin takes control and lands it safely. Yoda sends Obi-Wan to the Utapau system to find and capture General Grievous and the other separatists. At Darth Sidious’ command, Grievous is relocating the separatist leaders to the molten planet Mustafa.

During a brief reunion, Padme tells Anakin she’s pregnant. Although he says it’s wonderful, he’s deeply concerned about their situation and begins having nightmares that Padme dies in childbirth. Chancellor Palpatine has expanded his powers over the senate and extended his stay in office long after his term was to expire. At Palpatine’s insistence, Anakin is appointed to the Jedi Council as his representative. Anakin is angry when he is denied the rank of Jedi Master. Suspicious of the chancellor’s motives, the council agrees to Anakin’s appointment only because they want him to report on Chancellor Palpatine actions. The chancellor increases his influence over Anakin by telling him about a Sith Lord who had the power to prevent death. He tells Anakin that together they can learn this power and save Padme. Palpatine says he knows the Jedi Council wants Anakin to spy on him, and Anakin confirms they distrust him.


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Continuity mistake: On Utapau, when Obi-Wan faces off with Grievous, Grievous sends 4 MagnaGuards against Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan Force-pulls something from the ceiling to crush the droids. But in the ensuing fight between Obi-Wan and Grievous, the ceiling thing and crushed droids are gone.

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Trivia: In the scene where Darth Vader and the Emperor are looking out onto the unfinished first Death Star, keep an eye out for a young Grand Moff Tarkin (played by Peter Cushing in "Star Wars").

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Question: During the lightsaber duel on Mustafar, why does Anakin even bother to try to make the jump that he afterwards regretted? Couldn't he had just simply used the force to push the lava towards Obi-Wan, killing him, and then make the jump to safety?

Answer: Maybe, but he is overconfident and impulsive. He has also let rage blind him. Anakin is probably the better fighter of the two, but Obi-Wan kept his cool and analyzed as he fought while Anakin fought angrily and ultimately foolishly which left an opening for Obi-Wan to maim him. It's said in almost every episode of Star Wars not to let fear and anger cloud your judgement. Here are the results.

Grumpy Scot

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