Red Letter Media’s Harry Plinkett has posted the highly anticipated final installment in his popular trilogy of Star Wars prequel reviews, this time skewering Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
“Episode III isn’t art,” Plinkett says in his comprehensive three-part analysis of the film. “It’s commercial diarrhea.”
While it’s fairly easy to pick apart the storytelling flaws running rampant throughout the prequel trilogy, Plinkett’s review—as humorous as it is—takes a serious film workshop approach in breaking down what doesn’t work about Sith, namely George Lucas’ dull shot/countershot coverage of dialogue scenes and the prequels’ inability to connect with the audience.
“Really, at its core, Star Wars was about the people—a vast array of characters, situations and relationships,” Plinkett explains, comparing the prequels to the original trilogy. “And most importantly, we liked those people. I don’t like any of these people [in the prequels]. And in the end, all of the computers in the world can’t generate the most basic thing that a movie needs: an emotional connection with the audience.”
Watch the first part of Plinkett’s review below.