4.5 Lucas Takes The Sith! MovieAddict | 13/02/2012 | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336) Ever since I saw Star Wars as it was called back in 1977 and not Episode IV: A New Hope as the fan boys would call it I was hooked. As a six year old the opening sequence the music the action and characters were almost too much to take in, but way back then nobody knew George Lucas would build a muti-billion dollar franchise and then milk it for all it was worth.We waited so long for Lucas to put pen to paper was it worth the wait? erm.........Episode I: The Phantom Menace.Some how I don't think the taxation of trade routes is as gripping as a massive planet destroying space startion with a power mad messed up Sith. Terrible acting, allot of talking of whats happening, lots of CGI and the spawn of Satan Jar-Jar Binks! is this what we deserve? no but ever saga has to have a beginning and for all it's faults there is the amazing Darth Maul fight and the Pod Race, but the good points can't stop it from still being a crushing disappointment.***Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.Lucas has to put it back on track right?Actually no for me he messes it up even more, cringe worthy lines, some of the most agonising acting, the horrible picture post card romance, for two thirds of the film it's a truly horrible experience, but then Lucas pulls out all the stops for a great action packed final third, but it's too little too late.***Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith.Lucas had to put it back on track after his two previous efforts does he? actually ,yes he does! I'm not saying that this is a patch on the original trilogy but compared to Episodes I & II is a work of genius, the tacky lines are still there, but the acting is better and the sense of urgency is back leading to a jaw on the flaw final battle between Ben and Anakin gives all the fans what they have been wishing for and it delivers.... mostly!****We all know the films flaws and I'm sure if the films were released before Episodes IV-VI they would have been recieved with a warmer resception, but there is no excuse that Lucas has decided to bang all the extras on the Complete Saga. He's not short of a few quid, after all it's the fans that built his fortune, all for being a one trick pony and recycleing the saga more times than a tin can, a few extras is the least the fans diserve. I'm sure Yoda said somthing about greed leading to the dark side. Maybe when he re-releases them again, he'll have a change of heart.