Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Filtered

Theatrical Release: May 19, 2005
DVD Release: November 8, 2005
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Filtered


Three years after the Battle of Geonosis, the Clone Wars are coming to a close. Obi-Wan Kenobi, now a general, is sent by the Republic to bring down remaining Separatists Count Dooku and General Grievous. And Chancellor Palpatine has become corrupt, proclaiming himself Emperor, and, with Anakin Skywalker’s help, begins to turn the Republic into the Galactic Empire. As Anakin ultimately becomes the evil we know as Darth Vader, Padme goes into hiding, and, at the end of one war, another conflict we know all too well is about to begin.

Dove Review

In this final installment of the “Star Wars” pre-quel trilogy, the story is finally told of how Anakin Skywalker turns to the Dark Side and becomes Lord Darth Vader. The Supreme Chancellor has been taken captive by General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin board his ship to try and rescue the Chancellor. With reason, the Jedi become leery about the Chancellor’s loyalty to the Force. When the Jedi give Anakin the mission to find out the Chancellor’s intentions, he instead gets drawn to the powers of the Dark Side- where the Chancellor’s true allegiance lies. Anakin’s thirst to become more powerful than any Jedi before him eventually leads him to swear his allegiance to the Dark Side, thus becoming Darth Vader. If you are a “Star Wars” fan, Episode III will definitely answers many questions you may have about the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Due to the basis of the movie, there are many references to the Dark Side and the Force including the Chancellor telling Anakin that he holds the key to attaining all the power of the Dark Side. Episode III definitely has lots of material for some potentially great discussions with your kids. Yoda is shown in a meditation position and there are a few times where you can tell he has a bad feeling about something, but there weren’t any references or glorification of Eastern religion or the power within. With the fantastic graphics and futuristic setting, this is definitely a must-see for any “Star Wars” fans!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Anakin and wife kiss.
Language: None
Violence: Light saber fights with nothing real graphic except robots and droids being destroyed, from a distance the viewer can see Anakin smoldering but can’t see anything graphic, some explosions.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: The viewers sees Yoda sitting and meditating, but nothing is said about it. Anakin has visions of what may happen in the future.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: George Lucas
Director: George Lucas
Producer: Rick McCallum
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 140 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor