When the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy first came out, it was bashed by critics and audiences for its cheesy dialogue and acting. However, through the years, the prequel trilogy has grown in popularity among fans, especially those who were children at the time of release.
While it was known for its cheesy dialogue, there are a lot of memorable lines, especially from ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.’ Whether it’s because of a meme, tugs at the heartstrings, or is genuinely well-written dialogue, these quotes are still remembered to this day. Here are the ten best quotes from ‘Revenge of the Sith’!
10. ‘Hello there’
Not only has this become one of the biggest memes of the film, but this line says a lot about the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi. When he jumps down to face General Grievous, Kenobi shows no fear or hesitation, and the line is confidently said.
This shows how confident Kenobi is in his abilities. He has no doubts that he will win this battle and shows the sarcastic nature of the character. This line is also a callback to ‘A New Hope,’ with Obi-Wan’s first line being, ‘Hello there, my little friend.’
9. ‘This is where the fun begins’
Taking place during the amazing space battle at the start of the film, this may seem like a throwaway line for Anakin Skywalker, but it shows how much he enjoys the thrill of the battle and the confidence he has.
Anakin is known for his great skills as a pilot and is not phased by any oncoming danger he may face. This is completely different from Obi-Wan, who, during this scene, shows how much he hates flying. This line by Anakin is also a great way to show the banter between him and Obi-Wan, showing how their friendship has grown since ‘Attack of the Clones’.
8.‘Have you heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?’
This is a crucial point of the ‘Revenge of the Sith.’ Anakin has been dreaming about Padme’s death, and even though he has never told Palpatine, he still knows. He then tells Anakin of an old Sith Lord who had the power to save the people he cared about. This was used to manipulate Anakin heavily and further emphasizes that Anakin would not learn this power from the Jedi. This was a way to manipulate Anakin and make him want to learn the dark side of the force.
7.‘ I shouldn’t. It’s not the Jedi way’
Early in the film, Anakin and Obi-Wan have a duel with Count Dooku. By the end of the fight, Obi-Wan is knocked out, and Anakin has Doku unarmed and ready to surrender. When his blades are crossing Dooku’s neck, Palpatine encourages Anakin to kill him.
Anakin hesitates at first but then beheads the Sith Lord. This completely contrasts the way Anakin is by the end of the film. We see him following the Jedi Code at the start and hesitating to kill a Sith in a vulnerable position but then killing younglings by the end of the film.
6. ‘Execute Order 66’
No doubt one of the saddest points of the film. Anakin has just assisted Palpatine in killing Mace Windu and has now turned to the dark side. After instructing Anakin to invade the Jedi Temple, Palpatine orders the Clone Troopers to assassinate all the Jedi, branding them as traitors to the Republic.
This is followed by a heartbreaking montage showing the fall of the Jedi. With John Williams’s fantastic score playing in the background, this is undoubtedly one of the most tragic moments in the entire Star Wars saga.
5. ‘This is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause.’
This is easily one of the darkest moments of the film. After Order 66 has been executed, Palpatine gives a speech to announce the betrayal of the Jedi and the formation of the new Empire. How the music swells up with the look on Padme and Bail Organa’s faces highlights how devastating this scene is with Palpatine now becoming the Emperor and the fall of the Jedi. The galaxy is now in a much darker state with little to no hope in sight.
4. ‘I am the Senate’
Right before Mace Windu’s death, he and Palpatine get into a violent duel. Windu tries to arrest Palpatine, who then refers to himself as the senate. This was a method Palpatine used to establish how much power he had in the situation. At this point, Palpatine has more power in the Galaxy than anyone else, and he makes sure that Windu knows that before they duel. Not long after the duel, Palatine is true to his word as the fall of Jedi and Republic follow suit, and the rise of the Empire begins.
3. ‘Master Skywalker, there’s too many of them. What are we going to do?’
When Anakin raided the Jedi Temple, we see him approach a group of children, and they seem to be happy to see him, not knowing what is about to happen. This is a tragic quote as this child had full trust and faith that Anakin was there to help and was not the one slaughtering their friends. We also see how much this breaks Anakin, with the tears streaming down his face before he inevitably kills them.
2. ‘I have brought peace, freedom, and security to my new Empire.’
By the film’s end, Anakin has completely given himself over to the dark side. He fully believes the galaxy is better under his and the Emperor’s rule. This could also be Anakin trying to justify everything he has done until now. We do see that he was emotional about killing the younglings, so when he says this to Obi-Wan, he could also be trying to justify to himself that the atrocities he has committed are for the greater good.
1. ‘You were my brother, Anakin, I loved you.’
After the grueling battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan on Mustafar, Obi-Wan chops off Anakin’s limbs and rolls down to the lava. Kenobi then pleads his heart out to Anakin, telling him he was the chosen one and how he saw him as a brother.
What stands out about this is that Jedi are not supposed to feel love or attachment, which shows how much Obi-Wan cared about Anakin and how devastated he was about his turn. What makes this even sadder is that everything and everyone Kenobi knows and loves is now gone. His religion and his friends all fell because of the person he trained, the man he saw as his brother.
Those are just a few of the best quotes from ‘Revenge of the Sith.’ There are many more across the film and across the Star Wars saga as a whole.
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