Red Letter Media's Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith Review

At last Mr Plinkett returns with his final review of the Star Wars Prequels. Its damn long, its damn strange, its damn funny!..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/1/2011
If you haven't heard of these scathing reviews(attacks?) on George Lucas' much maligned Star Wars prequels by Red Letter Media then I suggest you check out the previous 2..if you have a few hours to spare! Because the ever weird Mr Plinkett does not do things by halves. His first(and funniest) review of The Phantom Menace clocked in at 70 minutes, Attack Of The Clones about 90 and this one is almost 2 hours! Some of it is overly picky, some meandering and pointless but most is bang on the mark and at times laugh out loud hilarious. I haven't watched all of this yet but without too much to do today but be hung over I intend to. Do yourself a favor and watch even just to hear Jar Jar Binks described as a "loathsome c*nt".








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Angelus - 1/1/2011, 6:24 AM


BMP!
Denn1s - 1/1/2011, 6:34 AM
i don't care what everyone says. i love the prequel trilogy. my favorite of all six films is III. i grew up watching them. the first SW film i ever saw was phantom menace and i [frick]ing loved it. the prequel trilogy has a far more complex story involving politics. i mean, look at palapatine. the whole ''rise to power'' scheme is brilliant. a really like the original trilogy as well of course. you can't beat darth vader. but i was lucky enough to watch every episode for the first time in the correct chronological order. I through VI, so i think i can judge better than someone who grew up with the originals only, because i can see the six films as a whole.
JaySchluffy - 1/1/2011, 7:09 AM
I love Plinkett and his Murkins, when he did episode I review I thought "70 minutes!? F*ck that. I watched the first 10 minutes, and then decided to watch the next 10 minutes, and the next 10. AND IT IS AMAZING. I love his reviews, one of the best internet characters ever.
LEEE777 - 1/1/2011, 7:17 AM
I liked the SITH movie...

Well apart from DARTH VADER's going NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! : p

20TH Century Fox actually made something good in the last few years!
SpideyQuad - 1/1/2011, 8:40 AM
It will not play the audio for me. Probably some hacker, all I get are choppy pops, nothing you could understand. I even tried Safari browser and going directly to the website.

Too bad cause I H-A-T-E the last 4 films soooo much. Lucas's fetish with "cute" marketing destroyed Star Wars for me. Toys! To me he sold out to the "Dark-Side" :(

I want to see these reviews to continue to pile on the Star Wars ppl, that crapped on LotR's fans, just because they felt "threatened".
Seejay - 1/1/2011, 8:42 AM
These RLM guys are hilarious, however the previous reviews have been better. Especially the Star Trek reviews.
TheMyth - 1/1/2011, 9:17 AM
AllPurposeNaji, A New Hope is #13 on the AFI Top 100 films of all time along with similar high rankings among the original 3 on many other such lists. I think it qualifies them as a bit more than popcorn flics and describing them as such isn't very accurate. The originals are still quality cinema with strong, compelling story and brilliant visual style. Visual Effects as we know it come from companies created to make the original trilogy, and the overall greatness of them created an entire pop-culture phenomena that other fictions and films rarely accomplish, and without which the prequilogy wouldn't have even been possible. On a personal level, Empire Strikes Back is one of the best films of all time! How anyone could consider it a popcorn flic is beyond me, but your entitled to your opinion. I just think you should sit through the originals then the prequels again, uninterrupted(by that I mean people and other shit distracting you, not consecutively), and pass judgment again.

I agree with about 90% of Plinkett's view. Most disagreement I have with him is minor shit not worth mentioning, but 1 thing I wanted to touch on was the Clone issue. It was always somewhat obvious to me(basically because my dad loves Star Wars and had since the theatrical release) that the Storm Troopers were clones. I remember that was one thing he really liked about Attack of the Clones as it firmly established something he'd always been sure of, but had no real proof. In all fairness, he is one of those SW fans who reads all the novels and shit that comes out for them, I'm content to watch the movies and play the games, read a few comics. Even so, I remember how much sense it always made thinking of them like that once the idea was presented to me.

I don't hate the prequels, but I see them for what they are. Lucas did lose touch with his film making roots. Every time I see him in behind the scenes footage sitting behind monitors sipping coffee all I can do is hang my head. Just like Plinkett shows too, it is a big difference when you see the footage and pics of him filming the originals and he looks like Indiana Jones slightly less cool cousin filming on location in a [frick]ing desert. These films should have been better.
LEEE777 - 1/1/2011, 9:28 AM
NijaTurtleFan @ Geez you could have done an article with that comment lol! : P

And Star Wars A New Hope is in the top 3 movies of all time...shame on you AFI lol!

BackwardGalaxy - 1/1/2011, 9:35 AM
Episode III was fan fiction. Worst movie going experience I have ever had in my life. Absolute train wreck.
Reasonnnn - 1/1/2011, 10:35 AM
My favorites in order:

Empire Strikes Back
New Hope
Revenge of the Sith
Return of the Jedi
Attack of the CLones
Phantom Menace
Deadshot - 1/1/2011, 10:36 AM
Mr Plinkett is a god.
TheDarqueOne - 1/1/2011, 2:41 PM
Plinkett sounds like Larry Flynt after he got shot. But I have to admit the guy has a lot of good points.

Like many I love the originals and cannot stand the new ones. For those who do not know the originals were based heavily on the works of Joseph Campbell. The story is the classic Hero Myth that has been told down through the ages. It is a story we all know but one that resonates down deep.

The new ones have nothing like that. They are not based on the Hero Myth and are the most illogical and stupid movies I have seen in a long time. All the money and talent in the world and this is what Lucas comes up with?
marvel72 - 1/1/2011, 2:55 PM
1st the empire strikes back
2nd return of the jedi
3rd star wars
4th revenge of the sith
5th attack of the clones
6th phatom menace
jshark - 1/1/2011, 5:14 PM
I wonder if Palpatine walked up to the top of a star destoyer and went, "I'm the Emperor of the Galaxy!" similar to Leo in Titanic.
bababoozer - 1/1/2011, 5:41 PM
His first review ever was irritating with the voice and all the attempts at humor. However, with some adjustments(his and mine), I begin to see the greatness. Obviously his voice is masked because should it reveal him to be a comicbook-guy nerd or So. Cal homo-geek, it would immediately nullify anything he had to say.
The extras in these reviews are funny. Hard to believe I spent nearly 2 hours of my pathetic life on this, but the same could be said about my time spent on any of the prequels.
bababoozer - 1/1/2011, 5:45 PM
His first review ever was irritating with the voice and all the attempts at humor. However, with some adjustments(his and mine), I begin to see the greatness. Obviously his voice is masked because should it reveal him to be a comicbook-guy nerd or So. Cal homo-geek, it would immediately nullify anything he had to say.
The extras in these reviews are funny. Hard to believe I spent nearly 2 hours of my pathetic life on this, but the same could be said about my time spent on any of the prequels.
Caedus137 - 1/2/2011, 4:19 AM
This isn't even funny... It's just another example of a [frick]ing sad, lonely, probably obese American [foo foo] who probably still lives with his mother, bad mouthing a perfectly good film because he thinks other braindead, obese American [foo foo]s will find it "ironic" or something... [frick]ing grow up. If you dont like the new films - Don't watch them.
Thelastdalek - 1/2/2011, 4:57 AM
The origionals are great and the prequels cant mesure up but there still OK films just not annything special.
TheMyth - 1/2/2011, 6:04 AM
Caedus137, Really? Well this American has photographic evidence that you were born from an ass-to-mouth mishap gone horribly, horribly awry. I'm guessing your an Englishman or another nationality from those isles where grown men fight like animals in the streets over soccer games and people never brush their teeth. Or maybe your from continental Europe where they hardly bathe, talk in baby babble, get their ass kicked in every war, and never shave. Or worse, your Canadian! See, I can play the stereotype game too! I seriously doubt you've ever been to America to know anything about the people here other than what you see on your TV, so keep your dumbass, classless, empty ponderings to yourself.

No offense meant to my foreign friends here, just making a point.
CaptainQuirk - 1/2/2011, 8:11 AM
If you like the Star Wars prequels you're a retard.... Enough said!

TheOne - 1/2/2011, 8:27 AM
Okay Mr Plinkett and other haters of the prequels. Yes each of them had their flaws and to be honest the Clone Wars was the worst of all of them. Not to mention the choice for Anakin was horribly wrong in all three film. There were good points of each of the films that left the fans wanting more even to this day. But to listen to a blow hard movie crtic and agree with his opinion like sheep is a little over the top, not to mention the film has been out for years and he's finally got around to criticizing now. REALLY!?! Did he see that piece of crap Avatar movie? This guy needs a real life and if you don't like the films turn the channel just like I do!
AUTISTICSPIDER - 1/2/2011, 10:26 AM
well I fully agree with @denn1s, I grew up on the prequals and they are some of my favorite movies. and i dont think its the die hard fans that like the prequals, i think its the die hard fans who dont like them, it seems to be a bunch of guys who grew up on the originals and cant grasp the new movies because of how different they are, you people are drawing to many comparisons. albeit the originals were fantastic, id still pick the phantom menace over a new hope any day
destined2B - 1/2/2011, 12:11 PM
i love star wars (all 6)and the family guy and the robot chicken episodes so i'm dumb and stupid and blah,blah,blah...i'm ok with that but dont forget to call me a fan too
MrHand - 1/2/2011, 2:38 PM
I cant get pass the 1st 5 minutes of the videos..HE's [frick]ing voice is like ants in my eyes!
fullmetal - 1/2/2011, 3:28 PM
EVERYBODY IS A CRITIC!! i hate these a-holes!! you fools get the easy job, you sit on your ass and judge other's hard work, while people with real talent make millions and generate legions of fans. This reviewer should be shot. none of you couch potato losers could and will do better. try being a film maker dumb asses. it's not as easy as you think! revenge of the sith was awesome!! people who judge films without knowing the hard work that goes into them are worthless losers, born to die. i'm a film maker and the only opinions i respect are from other film makers, not critics who sit on their fat ass, judging!! you people are pathetic...this reviewer is the scum of the earth and his voice alone is worth his execution...
RorMachine - 1/2/2011, 4:40 PM
Fullmetal. Ok, so by that rationale I'm going to assume you don't think any film maker has ever made a bad movie then? [frick] off you idiot. I am also an amateur fill maker and know full well the work that goes into it. The sad fact is that some people are simply better than others at it. And in the cases of these abortions or prequels Lucas, hard work or not, screwed the pooch.
TheMyth - 1/2/2011, 4:51 PM
Autisticspider, Dude, just cause you grew up on it doesn't make it good. It isn't just by our standards that these are bad movies. I literally don't know ANYONE beyond this site that likes those movies. My dad is the type of fan who would swallow a turd if George Lucas handed it to him, and even he thinks Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones were made for babies and Lucas spent too much time on SFX. Phantom Menace better than A New Hope? As I stated above, A New Hope is widely considered one of the best films of all time and rated #13 in the American Film Institute top 100 films of all time. Don't let your enamored childhood block your logic. Anyone with any taste in film could see these for what they are, and most do. There is a reason why those that like the films are grossly outnumbered by those that know they sucked.

Fullmetal, my 5 year old could make a better film. And if your a film maker... lmao... must be a hard way to go if you think shit films like this take skill to make. So your some super-elitist who will only listen to fellow shit-film makers who haven't amounted to shit. That's even more retarded than Fox News. I feel sorry for your mother to have shat out such a worthless sac like you who thinks your opinion is so important you can disrespect others and wish death upon those who don't share your view. YOU are the problem with film making. You honestly think Films are made just because the film maker wants to have fun? No you retard, they make movies so people will like them and they will make money for their effort. Movies ARE MEANT TO BE JUDGED! You are a waste of my air and you deserve a death by rectal trauma and a shallow, unmarked grave. [frick] on to some other site before you come in here being an abrasive piece of shit again. You'd think if you really were in fact a film maker, you of all people would realize all the problems in these films, but then again, no wonder no one has ever heard of you, and never will. Your doomed to labor in a profession you have no aptitude for, your life will be wasted and I laugh more everyday for it... worthless tool.
BigChief16 - 1/2/2011, 9:00 PM
It's funny how people waste their time arguing over the internet with people they've never seen or known in their lives.
tocap - 1/3/2011, 7:06 AM
hey the myth! what you got against canadians???
JackBauer - 1/3/2011, 8:01 AM
There were some good things in the prequels:

Darth Maul
Qui-Gon Jinn
Yoda kicking ass
Ewan Mcgregor as Obi-Wan
Aayla Secura's fine ass
Obi-Wan kicking Anakin's whiny little bitch ass

But there was some really bad things as well:

retconning the history of the originals
Jar Jar Binks
Jake Lloyd as Anakin
Obi-Wan's BeeGee's haircut in AOTC
CGI Clone Troopers
Casting Hayden Christiansen as "Mannequin" Skywalker, he is one of the worst actors I have ever seen on film.

That being said the order of best to worst films are:

1. ESB
2. ANH
3. ROTS
4. ROTJ
5. TPM
6. AOTC
none294 - 1/3/2011, 12:01 PM
When you are finished focusing on RedLetterMedia's Plinkett review of the Revenge of the Sith movie, how about spending some time focusing on how the media landscape from that time period was equally as troubling. From Star Wars' fan attacks on subcultures to FBI/ICE joint operations sending people to jail, the months around the release of Revenge of the Sith were interesting times, not just for Star Wars fandom but for issues like freer internets, the mispronunciation of Sith, intercultural and cross international boarder expression and much much more. %20's, THEE BACKSLACPKPING WITH MEDIA, condenses the hundreds of hours of individual to corporate media into a 3.5 hour documediamentary which you can choose to spend as little or as much time as you want.

Think you got it? then watch some:
Watch: http://www.noneinc.com/tBSWM/tBSWM_Video.html

Confused? Then here's a piece of a review:

Quote: "As you probably have guessed, this is not your typical fanedit. It's a documentary about Star Wars, yet that is not its mission. It's a mashup yet its goal is not necessarely the entertainment value usually associated with such edits. The best way I could describe this thing is that it's a commentary on the current state of the media. No wait - it's a mockumentary on the way we perceive media. No, that's not exactly it. It's an extrapolation on how media will be fed to us somewhere down the line in 20, 30 years. Actually, it is all these things.

Thee Backslacpkping With Media is a meticulously assembled piece of art which has so many levels of depths that it is almost impossible to review in a conventional way. It is rather meant to be analyzed, deconstructed and talked about endlessly. It is meant to make us simultaneously examine the impact Star Wars has had on the way movies are marketed; the way the media has handled the hype surrounding the prequels; the way we assimilate information; the current state of the internet and where it's headed; how corporations are shaping modern copyright laws; how we perceive art and what is "stealing" and what is "hommage" and what is derivative work and... too many questions that I will not go into here, because that is not the purpose of this review."

Watch: http://www.noneinc.com/tBSWM/tBSWM_Video.html
FAQ: http://noneinc.com/tBSWM/tBSWM_FAQ.html (now with more FBI/ICE FOIA Documentation!)
Caedus137 - 1/5/2011, 1:16 PM
Okay Myth, in the interest of mature adult discussion - perhaps the knee jerk anti-americanism was a little over the top, and my absolute anger with the "review" got the better of me...To be fair my beef was purely with the reviewers attitude, full stop. Why do people feel the need to be so bloody miserable all the time and bad-mouth everything??? I've seen bad movies too - everyone has - but do I spend my time, effort and hard earned cash recording, editing and posting video blogs about them? No! I just don't watch them again!!! There are sad, lonely losers like this guy in every country, even mine, where we fight like animals in the street after watching our team lose another "soccer" game and only brush our teeth before we take afternoon tea with our Butlers (who are ALL called Alfred)...

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