Why Revenge of the Sith is the Best Star Wars Movie

The debate on which Star Wars movie is the best leads to disagreement among many Star Wars fans. The Star Wars franchise has released eleven movies, nine of them broken up into three trilogies.

“Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”, is in my opinion, the best Star Wars movie ever made. Being a part of the prequels, “Revenge of the Sith” shows viewers the backstory of how Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader.

“Revenge of the Sith” contains many essential details and storylines that set up the rest of the movies, making them more meaningful and emotional to viewers.

Throughout the movie, the emphasis on friendship and relationships make the movie more emotional. A key part of understanding Anakin Skywalker’s transformation to Darth Vader is understanding his motive: love.

These friendships and relationships are not just a heartful detail of “Revenge of the Sith”. Understanding them better helps connect this movie with the other ten and explains major character developments that are meaningful in other movies.

Anakin Skywalker’s relationship with Obi Wan Kenobi, R2D2, Yoda, and C3PO reach drastic ends during this movie leading to themes of betrayal, sadness, and emotional connection for viewers in the movies following.

Another factor that makes this movie the best, is the action. Revenge of the Sith contains the best and most meaningful lightsaber fight throughout all eleven movies. It is also filled with plot twists and shocking moments that craft future storylines.

The movie details the creation and rise of the Empire, which any Star Wars fan can note, is one of the most important parts of the entire series.

However, what I believe makes “Revenge of the Sith” the best Star Wars movie is the two characters we meet in the very last scenes of the movie, Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker.

Seeing that Leia and Luke’s fathers switch to the dark side was simply for their protection, is very heartwarming and emotional. Especially considering the rivalry that both children share with their father in movies four, five, and six.

While neither Leia or Luke find out about their father until later in the series, it is a perfect example of dramatic irony that completely reimagines the meaning of the series.