Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 space opera film. It is the third and final film of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The film is set three years after the start of the Clone Wars; the noble Jedi Knights are spread across the galaxy leading a massive clone army against the Separatists. After Chancellor Palpatine is kidnapped by the evil General Grievous, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his former Padawan Anakin Skywalker are dispatched to rescue him. Meanwhile, Anakin's friendship with the Chancellor arouses suspicion in the Jedi Order and proves dangerous to the Jedi Knight himself. When the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, unveils a plot to take over the galaxy, the fate of Anakin, the Jedi Order, and the entire galaxy is at stake. This film was released in theaters on May 19, 2005 in United States.

Written and directed by George Lucas.
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Opening crawl[edit]

  • War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere.
    In a stunning move, the fiendish droid leader, General Grievous, has swept into the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, leader of the Galactic Senate.
    As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor....


Obi-Wan Kenobi: Chancellor.
Anakin Skywalker: Are you all right?
Chancellor Palpatine: [looking behind them] Count Dooku.
[Count Dooku appears]
Obi-Wan: This time, we'll do it together.
Anakin: I was about to say that.
[Dooku jumps from the balcony and landed on his feet]
Palpatine: Get help. You're no match for him, he's a Sith Lord.
Obi-Wan: [turns and smiles] Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our speciality. [takes off his robe along with Anakin]
Count Dooku: Your swords, please. We don't want to make a mess of things in front of the Chancellor.
Obi-Wan: You won't get away this time, Dooku.
[They ignite their own lightsabers and begin to fight]
Dooku: I've been looking forward to this.
Anakin: My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count.
Dooku: Good. Twice the pride, double the fall.
[They fight some more]

[Chancellor Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker talk about Anakin's dreams]
Palpatine: Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?
Anakin: No.
Palpatine: I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create... life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side, he could even keep the ones he cared about... from dying.
Anakin: He could actually... save people from death?
Palpatine: The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.
Anakin: What happened to him?
Palpatine: He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power... which, eventually of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death... but not himself.
Anakin: Is it possible to learn this power?
Palpatine: Not from a Jedi.

[Mace Windu and the Jedi Council members are very concerned about what Chancellor Palpatine has in store for the Jedi Order]
Mace Windu: I sense a plot to destroy the Jedi. The Dark Side of the Force surrounds the Chancellor.
Ki-Adi-Mundi: If he does not give up his emergency powers after the destruction of Grievous, then he should be removed from office.
Mace: The Jedi Council would have to take control of the Senate in order to ensure a peaceful transition.
Yoda: To a dark place, this line of thought will carry us. Hmm… great care, we must take.

Anakin: Master Windu, I must talk to you.
Mace: Skywalker, we just received word that Obi-Wan has destroyed General Grievous. We're on our way to make sure the Chancellor returns his emergency powers back to the Senate.
Anakin: He won't give up his power. I've just learned a terrible truth. I think Chancellor Palpatine is a Sith Lord.
Mace: A Sith Lord?
Anakin: Yes… the one we've been looking for.
Mace: How do you know this?
Anakin: He knows the ways of the Force. He's been trained to use the Dark Side.
Mace: Are you sure?
Anakin: Absolutely.
Mace: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Anakin: Master, the Chancellor is very powerful. You'll need my help if you're going to arrest him.
Mace: For your own good, stay out of this affair. I sense a great deal of confusion in you, young Skywalker. There is much fear that clouds your judgment.
Anakin: I must go, Master.
Mace: No. If what you've told me is true, you will have gained my trust. But for now, remain here. Wait in the Council chamber until we return.
Anakin: [resigned] Yes, Master.

[Mace Windu is flung out the window to his death]
Anakin: What have I done?!
Darth Sidious: You're fulfilling your destiny, Anakin. Become my apprentice. Learn to use the dark side of the Force.
Anakin: I will do whatever you ask.
Sidious: Good!
Anakin: Just help me save Padmé's life. I can't live without her.
Sidious: To cheat death is the power only one has achieved. But if we work together, I know we can discover the secret.
Anakin: I pledge myself to your teachings.
Sidious: Good. Good! The Force is strong with you. A powerful Sith you will become. Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth...Vader.
Darth Vader: Thank you... my Master.
Sidious: Rise.
[Vader does so. Meanwhile, on Kashyyyk, Yoda senses that Anakin has turned to the dark side. The scene cuts back to Vader and Sidious]
Sidious: Because the Council did not trust you, my young apprentice, I believe you are the only Jedi with no knowledge of this plot. When the Jedi learn what has transpired here, they will kill us… along with all the Senators.
Vader: I agree. The Council's next move will be against the Senate.
Sidious: Every single Jedi, including your friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is now an enemy of the Republic.
Vader: I understand, Master.
Sidious: We must move quickly. The Jedi are relentless. If they are not all destroyed, it will be civil war without end. First, I want you to go to the Jedi Temple. We will catch them off balance. Do what must be done, Lord Vader. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy. Only then will you be strong enough with the dark side to save Padmé.
Vader: What about the other Jedi spread across the galaxy?
Sidious: Their betrayal will be dealt with. After you have killed all the Jedi in the temple, go to the Mustafar system. Wipe out Viceroy Gunray and the other Separatist leaders. Once more, the Sith will rule the galaxy! And… we shall have… peace.

Sidious: And the Jedi rebellion has been foiled.
Bail: What's happened?
Padmé: The Chancellor has been elaborating on a plot by the Jedi to overthrow the Senate.
Sidious: The remaining Jedi will be hunted down and defeated.
[Applause; the scene later cuts to the Jedi temple where many younglings have been killed]
Obi-Wan: Not even the Younglings survived.
Yoda: Killed not by clones, this Padawan, but by a lightsaber, he was.
Obi-Wan: Who? Who could have done this?
[Cuts to Vader slicing and killing the Separatists, along with a battle droid, on Mustafar, then cuts to Sidious again]
Sidious: The attempt on my life has left me scarred and deformed. But, I assure you, my resolve has never been stronger.
[Applause; cuts to Vader killing another Separatist and the Geonosian leader Poggle the Lesser]
Rune: Stop! No! [Vader kills him, another Separatist and another battle droid as well as he has Sith eyes with him, then cuts to Sidious again]
Sidious: In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society.
[The Senators cheer thunderously]
Padmé: So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.
[Cuts to Vader who attempts to kill Nute Gunray for the last]
Nute: [frightened for his life] The war is over! Lord Sidious... promised us peace! We only want to— [Vader kills the last of the Separatists and deactivates his lightsaber]

[After the massacre at the Jedi Temple]
Obi-Wan: I've recalibrated the code, warning all surviving Jedi to stay away.
Yoda: For the clones, to discover the recalibration, a long time, it will take.
Obi-Wan: Wait, Master. There is something I must know. [inspects a security hologram]
Yoda: If into the security recordings, you go, only pain, will you find.
Obi-Wan: I must know the truth, Master. [watches hologram of Anakin/Vader killing Jedi younglings and pledging allegiance to Sidious; Horrified] It can't be. It can't be!
Sidious: [on hologram] You have done well, my new apprentice. Now, Lord Vader, go and bring peace to the Empire.
Obi-Wan: I can't watch anymore. [deactivates hologram]
Yoda: Destroy the Sith, we must.
Obi-Wan: Send me to kill the Emperor. I will not kill Anakin.
Yoda: To fight this Lord Sidious, strong enough, you are not.
Obi-Wan: He is like my brother.
Yoda: Twisted by the dark side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone, he is, consumed by Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan: I do not know where the Emperor has sent him. I don't know where to look.
Yoda: Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find him, you will.

Vader: [to Padmé] I saw your ship. What are you doing out here?
Padmé: I was so worried about you. Obi-Wan told me terrible things.
Vader: What things?
Padmé: He said you turned to the dark side. That you...killed younglings.
Vader: Obi-Wan is trying to turn you against me.
Padmé: He cares about us.
Vader: Us?
Padmé: He knows. He wants to help you. Anakin, all I want is your love.
Vader: Love won't save you, Padmé. Only my new powers can do that.
Padmé: At what cost? You're a good person, don't do this!
Vader: I won't lose you the way I lost my mother. I've become more powerful than any Jedi has ever dreamed of. And I'm doing it for you, to protect you.
Padmé: Come away with me. Help me raise our child. Leave everything else behind while we still can.
Vader: Don't you see? We don't have to run away anymore. I have brought peace to the Republic. I am more powerful than the Chancellor. I-I can overthrow him, and together you and I can rule the galaxy. Make things the way we want them to be.
Padmé: [steps away] I don't believe what I'm hearing. Obi-Wan was right. You've changed.
Vader: [becoming angry] I don't want to hear any more about Obi-Wan. The Jedi turned against me, don't you turn against me.
Padmé: I don't know you anymore. Anakin, you're breaking my heart. You're going down a path I can't follow!
Vader: Because of Obi-Wan?
Padmé: Because of what you've done! What you plan to do. Stop, stop now. Come back. I love you!
Vader: [sees Obi-Wan] LIAR!!!
[Padmé turns around and is shocked to see Obi-Wan standing on the ramp. Obi-Wan begins walking down to confront Anakin]
Padmé: No!
Vader: You're with him! You brought him here to kill me! [Begins Force-choking Padmé]
Obi-Wan: Let her go, Anakin!
Padmé: Anakin...
Obi-Wan: Let... her... go!
[Vader releases Padmé who falls to the ground, unconscious]
Vader: You turned her against me!
Obi-Wan: You have done that yourself!
Vader: You will not take her from me!
Obi-Wan: Your anger and your lust for power have already done that. You have allowed this Dark Lord to twist your mind, until now... until now, you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.
Vader: Don't lecture me, Obi-Wan. I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do! I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire!
Obi-Wan: Your new Empire?!
Vader: Don't make me kill you.
Obi-Wan: Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy!
Vader: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!
Obi-Wan: Only a Sith deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.
Vader: You will try.
[Obi-Wan and Vader activate their lightsabers and engage in a fierce and furious duel]

Yoda: I hear a new apprentice you have, Emperor... or, should I call you Darth Sidious?
Sidious: Master Yoda. You survived.
Yoda: Surprised?
Sidious: Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda. Now you will experience the full power of the dark side! [fires Force lightning at Yoda, sending him flying across the room, rendering him unconscious; the scene cuts to the intensifying lightsaber duel between Darth Vader, formerly Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Mustafar as they battle each other, barging their way into the control room which is littered with the dead bodies of Nute Gunray and the other Separatists; scene cuts again to Darth Sidious on Coruscant as he menacingly laughs at the unconscious form of Yoda] I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. [cackles evilly as Yoda regains consciousness] At last, the Jedi are no more!
Yoda: Not if anything to say about it, I have! [uses the Force to throw Sidious across the room] At an end, your rule is... and not short enough, it was. [Sidious tries to run, but Yoda blocks his way] If so powerful, you are... why leave? [activates his green lightsaber]
Sidious: You will not stop me. Darth Vader will become more powerful than either of us! [activates his red lightsaber]
Yoda: Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced, may be. As is your faith in the dark side of the Force!
[Yoda and Sidious engage in their own lightsaber duel]

Obi-Wan: I have failed you, Anakin. I have failed you.
Vader: I should've known the Jedi were plotting to take over!
Obi-Wan: Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!
Vader: From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!

Obi-Wan: It's over, Anakin! I have the high ground!
Vader: You underestimate my power!
Obi-Wan: Don't try it.
[Vader jumps in front of Obi-Wan, but Obi-Wan cuts off Vader's legs and part of his remaining good arm. Vader is now struggling near the lava river]
Obi-Wan: [anguished] YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness! [picks up Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber]
Vader: I HATE YOU!!!
Obi-Wan: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you. [Vader, now too close to the lava river, catches on fire. Obi-Wan leaves]

[Vader's new mechanical body arises from the steam]
Sidious: Lord Vader, can you hear me?
Vader: Yes, master. Where is Padmè? Is she safe? Is she alright?
Sidious: It seems, in your anger, you… killed her.
Vader: I… I couldn't have. She was alive! I felt it!! [Vader begins to growl as everything in the room gets destroyed as he frees himself from the metal stretcher and Sidious smiles] NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

[After Padmè's death, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Senator Bail Organa are onboard the Tantive III and are traveling to Naboo while discussing the babies' future]
Yoda: Hidden, safe, the children must be kept.
Obi-Wan: We must take them somewhere where the Sith will not sense their presence.
Yoda: Hmm... Split up, they should be.
Bail: My wife and I will take the girl. We've always talked about adopting a baby girl. She will be loved with us.
Obi-Wan: And what of the boy?
Yoda: To Tatooine. To his family, send him.
Obi-Wan: I will take the child and watch over him.
Yoda: Until the time is right, disappear, we will. [Senator Organa and Obi-Wan bow and start to leave] Master Kenobi, wait a moment. In your solitude on Tatooine, training, I have for you.
Obi-Wan: Training?
Yoda: An old friend has learned the path to immortality. One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force... Your old master.
Obi-Wan: [surprised] Qui-Gon?!
Yoda: How to commune with him, I will teach you.

Quotes about Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith[edit]

  • Obviously, fans would love to see a movie about Darth Vader running around killing people. I'm not telling that story, and I'm not interested in that. That's not what the movie is.
  • This first trilogy is really about the father, the struggles of a father, or a man, basically, to find himself, and at the same time fall into a trap of wanting certain powers, making a pact with the devil and basically spending the rest of his life regretting it.
  • This one is a little tougher, and I think children, young children especially, should be warned that this is not your average Star Wars. It's a lot darker. There's a lot more scary stuff in it. It's brutal in places, and they should be aware of that. And at least if it does come out to be a PG-13, the parents are warned to be careful of bringing tiny little kids, like five and six years old, because it might be too much. Know your kids. I have three kids—they’re all grown up now—but when they were six, I knew what I could take them to and couldn't. People think Star Wars is extremely innocent, although we do cut a lot of people in half and cut off a lot of arms.
  • Anakin, as Skywalker, as a human being, was going to be extremely powerful, but he ended up losing his arms and a leg and became partly a robot. So a lot of his ability to use the Force, a lot of his powers, are curbed at this point, because, as a living form, there's not that much of him left. So his ability to be twice as good as the Emperor disappeared, and now he's maybe 20 percent less than the Emperor. So that isn’t what the Emperor had in mind. He wanted this really super guy, but that got derailed by Obi-Wan. So he finds that, with Luke, he can get a more primo version if he can turn Luke to the Dark Side. You'll see, as this goes on, Luke is faced with the same issues and practically the same scenes that Anakin is faced with. Anakin says yes and Luke says no.
  • We knew that Padmé was going to be pregnant through the whole film, and nobody in the outside world could know that. Because she's pregnant, I wanted a soft quality to be apparent in the fabrics that were used.
    • George Lucas "Crafting Revenge," in "An Introduction to Episode III" at; last accessed August 5, 2006.


  • Every Story Has A Hero, Every Hero Has A Destiny, Every Saga Has An End.



Star Wars : Star Wars (1977) · The Empire Strikes Back (1980) · Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Phantom Menace (1999) · Attack of the Clones (2002) · Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Force Awakens (2015) · Rogue One (2016) · The Last Jedi (2017)
Solo (2018) · The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

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