Revenge is sweet

AFTER years of speculation and shattered hopes, the wait is over for the world’s army of Star Wars fans.

Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith (12A) bridges the gap between the disappointing Attack of the Clones and the legendary Star Wars and is Lucas’ darkest offering to date.

With the final battles of the Clone Wars raging across the galaxy, Senate leader Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) has been taken hostage by evil droid leader General Grievous.

Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) head off on a rescue mission which marks the start of a two-hour action-packed bloodbath.

But secretly married to the Senator Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), Anakin’s fear of losing his soulmate starts to warp his mind.

Tempted by the prospect of protecting his pregnant wife, Anakin finds himself drawn to the evil Dark Side.

Sensing unrest in his apprentice, Obi-Wan faces the grim task of having to defeat Anakin for the good of the galaxy.

As Anakin’s paranoia spirals out of control, fans finally get to see the demise which leads to him becoming Darth Vader.

Episode Three is a journey to the Dark Side, with extraordinary battle scenes and enough death to earn the film a 12A certificate.

Yoda (Frank Oz) is on top-form and the shocking betrayals of key characters leave you gasping. Even Hayden Christensen is good - realising his best bet is to shut up and look mean.

A stunning end to the trilogy and it should leave even the snootiest geeks satisfied.

Rating: Five stars (out of five)

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