Talk:Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Needs to be moved. The title for the movie is "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," for one thing. For another, it's massively POV, with unsourced accusations filling this stub. Kazumaru 21:03, 1 August 2007 (EDT)
- Not that this is important or anything, but I think this comment:
"Set nineteen years before Episode IV, it was heavily criticized for its political overtones. Anakin Skywalker's declaration to Obi-Wan that, "If your not with me than you are against me," was interpreted as a dig at President Bush, and the fall of the Republic is seen as allegory for the rise of the American Empire."
is a little precious. The movie series seems to be referring to several historical instances of democracy falling into dictatorship. By far the most obvious is that of Rome, where the republic fell largely due to the rise of personal armies (ie armies loyal to specific people in the senate - specifically Caesar and Pompei - rather than the republic itself). Also referred to is the emergency powers sought by Palpatine is analogous to Hitler use of the fire in the Reichstag to gain power. It is much better to see the similarities with history than the similarities with some yet to happen conservative/liberal fantasy.. I do not think the movie is making serious political comment at all.
As for the "with us or against us" speech, well, it was a pretty stupid thing to say, I daresay even Bush himself would admit that. Just my two cents, I've no intention of changing the article.--DamianJohn 21:30, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
- Yes, but do us all a favor. Give it it's own section; it's currently inside the "Plot" section where it doesn't belong. JY23 09:42, 26 October 2008 (EDT)
Please, any kind of sysop, remove the colon. JY23 16:41, 24 October 2008 (EDT)
Does this article really deserve that? JY23 18:35, 1 January 2009 (EST)