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Revenge of the Sith or Return of the Jedi?

Old 01-10-06, 07:49 PM
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Revenge of the Sith or Return of the Jedi?

In some rankings people state Sith is the first prequel to be better than an OT film, Jedi; so which do you like better? Sith's 'darkness' isn't my preferrence which was done the best in Empire and Jedi wasn't supposed to be as dark as Empire or even Star Wars.
Jedi may not be the widely favored of the original trilogy but it is light years ahead of Sith. The return of Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, the gloomy palace and the badass escape from Jabba with the greatest (and actually choreographed) space battle of Endor still unmatched to this day to the final confrontation on the second Death Star is one of the greatest, i pick Jedi easily.
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As much as everyone hated the prequels.. I just enjoyed the dark turn and the light saber battles of Sith a whole lot better than I enjoyed ewoks.
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I've never seen a Star Wars movie. Commence bannination.

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Old 01-10-06, 08:25 PM
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I picked Sith but if you cut the Ewoks out of Jedi and cut the Greveous and Love scenes out of Sith (ie make both of them there best) I'd probably pick Jedi to be the better movie. I just really love the Luke/Vader/Emporer stuff.
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Return of the Jedi... No contest, the acting was better, it may have been a bit more corney but still funny and entertaining... Though I do agree that revenge of the Sith was the best of the pre-quals.
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Revenge of the Sith.
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I'm officially on record as loving ROTJ and Sith. I think ROTJ is a very good film, even if it is the weakest of the original three. Sith is easily the best of the prequels. I hate having to pick between any Star Wars films, especially in a case like this where I love both films. But I'd give Sith the edge by a nose.

However, I suspect in the long run Jedi will win this poll, if for no other reason than the fact it's not a prequel.
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Sith. Just not a big fan of the Ewoks.
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
I've never seen a Star Wars movie. Commence bannination.

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You're not missing out on as much as you would think.

Surely Empire is the best of all but I would rather watch RotJ than RotS any day. And I like Ewoks damnit. I love Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor but my hate for Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, and terrible dialog kind of kills the enjoyment factor of the prequels for me.
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I like both a lot but I have to go with Sith. Here are my reasons:

Sith:
1. The best film for lightsaber battles - Empire has the best IMO but it is just one battle
2. The most evil performance in the saga - I think Palpatine in this barely surpasses Vader in Empire.
3. It does in the first 30 minutes what should have been done in the first two films - For the first time you see a tiny bit of good in Anakin and the bond between him and Kenobi feels real. The scene where they say good bye as friends is the best scene in the entire trilogy (again IMO)
4. A great space battle

Jedi has
1. The greatest space battle ever put on film
2. A good lightsaber battle

Both have a LOT of flaws but the highs in Sith are better to me than they are in Jedi.
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Originally Posted by Timber
I just really love the Luke/Vader/Emporer stuff.
That and the slave-girl outfits are the only reasons that make me watch Jedi.
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I like sith better *yeah Im more for special effects*
Jedi seemed a bit too long and boring in places but I still wanna own the box set
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I can't believe Sith is winning! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(kidding. Well, not really)
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Even though Jedi is the weakest of the OT, and Sith is the strongest of the PT, I'd still have to vote for Jedi. Sith was still just a little too prequelly for me. The characters in the OT was were interesting, and between the Senate and the Council the whole thing was too political and too...real, I guess is the word. It needed more magic.
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You guys are all voting for shit!!!!!!!!!

I had something intelligent to say but the fact that this is actually a poll is, well, ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by Libby
I like sith better *yeah Im more for special effects*
Jedi seemed a bit too long and boring in places but I still wanna own the box set
There were special effects in RotJ though they're certainly considered archaic today they required talent, thought, and ingenuity unlike todays CGI which is so overused.

Saying Sith is better than Jedi because of the effects is like saying Peter Jackson's Kong is better than the original because of the effects when the fact is that without the stop motion animation in the original there would be no CG Kong.
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Jedi, hands down. But of course, I've always loved the Ewoks.

What's funny is that two of my biggest complaints for years about Jedi were how Ian McDiarmid was too over-the-top as the Emperor("I can feeeeeeeeeeeel your anger!") and Vader was a damn pussy. Well, that flick doesn't hold a candle to Sith in that regard with McDiarmid's entire performance in the final hour(especially his cackling during the fight with Yoda) and Vader's infamous "NOOOOOO!!!".
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Yub yub. That should tell you what I voted for.
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I voted for Return of the Jedi (which happens to be the first Star Wars movie I ever saw as a kid). I don't look at Billy Dee Williams dancing and singing with Ewoks as "bad" or "corny". I look at it as comedic genius. Totally hilarious. I look at Jabba the Hut licking Princess Leah with his tongue in the same way. I couldn't stop laughing through this movie. I had a similar experience watching Rambo III.
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I have to disagree with those who say the lightsaber battles were better in RoTS. Granted the choreography and style was several notches above what is seen in RoTJ but the shear emotion of the final lightsaber battle between Luke and Vader when vader threatens Luke with using Leia to coax Luke from his hiding spot gives me chills everytime I see it.

That plus the chase through the Endor forest which is one of, if not the greatest chase sequence in all of film history.
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Jedi, easily.
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Sith definately! In fact I rank Attack Of The Clones over Jedi.
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Just as I suspected, ROTJ catches up and starts to win handily.

You guys are all voting for shit!!!!!!!!! I had something intelligent to say but the fact that this is actually a poll is, well, ridiculous.
One of the better I've seen in a long while.

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Originally Posted by cactusoly
Sith definately! In fact I rank Attack Of The Clones over Jedi.
Eh....... I'm fine with people choosing Sith over Jedi as I enjoyed Sith as well but Attack of The Clones?! That was the worst star wars movie imo... Boring as heck (apart from the Yoda fight of course, that was awesome...).
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
As much as everyone hated the prequels.. I just enjoyed the dark turn and the light saber battles of Sith a whole lot better than I enjoyed ewoks.
Compared to the darkness the series took in Empire, it seemed false and overly melodramatic in Sith. You should not be rolling your eyes when Anakin turns to the darkside. I dont know if that is because of Lucas's writing Christensen's performance or both.
As much as I hate the Ewoks, my vote goes to Jedi.

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