26 Poignant Details You Missed In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Despite being criticized for its dialogues, Revenge of the Sith is arguably the best movie out of the prequel trilogy that holds a special place among the fans of Star Wars. Starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala, Ian McDiarmid as Sheev Palpatine, Sir Christopher Lee as Count Dooku, and Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, Revenge of the Sith has received widespread acclaim for its poignant themes of loss, suffering, and Anakin ultimately falling to the dark side of the force.

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Praised for its stylized action sequences, a memorable acting performance by McGregor, striking visual effects, mature themes, and a remarkable score, Revenge of the Sith also had a few small yet poignant details that you probably missed. Though these details might not be able to absolve the mediocre dialogues, they can surely make you appreciate the movie much more. Here are 26 poignant details you missed in Revenge of the Sith.

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26. The Buzzing Lightsaber

Probably one of the darkest scenes from the entire Star Wars movies, Anakin ruthlessly murdered Jedi padawans, bringing the Jedi to the brink of extinction.

25. The Death of Anakin

As Obi-Wan had said, truth depends on perspective. Anakin ceased to exist when he became Darth Vader. The good man that he once was died when he fell to the dark side.

24. Attention to Detail

Everyone loves tiny details that maintain continuity.

23. Qui-Gon Jinn’s Funeral OST

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22. The Death Star

21. Light vs Dark

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A perfect foreshadowing of Anakin’s future as Darth Vader.

20. Padme’s Baby Bump

19. The Rebellion and The Empire

Honestly, this is my favorite detail from Revenge of the Sith.

18. Not the Jedi Way

17. Death Star = Graveyard


Pretty sure no one really wanted Anakin in their team while playing video-games.

15. The Millenium Falcon

14. The Ways of the Dark Side of the Force

In the Sith Order, apprentices are supposed to kill their masters to prove that they have accomplished their training. This is done to ensure that the strongest survives.

13. Obi-Wan Kenobi Ace Pilot

Anakin and Luke are undoubtedly ace pilots, but Obi-Wan was not far behind.

12. A Familiar Voice

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11. Palpatine Likes To Collect

That’s both respectful and creepy.

10. Palpatine and Anakin

9. George Lucas Cameo

8. Foreshadowing Chair

7. The High Ground

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The most iconic scene from the movie. You were supposed to destroy them, not join them!

6. Sneaky!

5. Rocky Balboa Meets Star Wars

4. Manners Maketh Man

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3. A Neat Tribute to Avatar: The Last Airbender

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2. Controlling the Lightsaber

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1. General Grievous the Legend

Which tiny detail did you like the most? Let us know in the comment section!

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