Movie Pilot: “What ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ Got Right That ‘The Force Awakens’ Did Not”

rots02“[…]  is almost 12 years old, and this has given fans time to look back and view the film with a fresh perspective. Now that they have, support for the film has seemingly increased! While many critics and fans have previously panned Hayden Christensen’s role as Anakin Skywalker, when the news hit that he would be showing up at Star Wars Celebration this year, the fans were overwhelmingly supportive, with many even hoping to see him in future Star Wars films. Overall, support for Revenge of the Sith has grown over time. In light of that, here are three things Revenge of the Sith got right that The Force Awakens didn’t.

1. Relationships Between Important Characters

[…] While Han Solo’s death was incredibly tragic and hard to watch, it would have made it so much more impactful if we knew more about the relationship between Kylo Ren (Ben) and Han. It’s hard for us to feel bad for Rey and Finn in this respect, as they only just recently met Han Solo. Because the characters’ relationships weren’t properly developed, Han’s death was not as impactful as it could have been.

On the flip side, Revenge of the Sith got character development right! In this respect, the film did exactly what it was supposed to do. By creating a strong bro-mance between Anakin and Obi-Wan, we really feel sad when the two meet for the first time as enemies. Right from the start of the film, we watch in excitement as the two embark on a mission to save the Chancellor from the clutches of Count Dooku. After this, we are treated to conversations between the two that give us insight into how strong their friendship really is. Finally, as Obi-Wan goes off to hunt down General Grievous, the two part ways as friends for the last time.

By the time Obi-Wan finds Anakin on Mustafar, he is completely changed by the dark side. The two battle it out, and Obi-Wan cuts Anakin down, leaving him feet away from a river of lava. Anakin is filled with hate for his former friend, and Obi-Wan is heartbroken. Anakin shouts at Obi-Wan,

“I hate you!”

To which Obi-Wan responds,

“You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you!”

This scene is heartbreaking, and arguable serves as one of the best Star Wars scenes to date. […]”

Read more at Movie Pilot.

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