Watch A Beautifully Vulgar Takedown Of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith

Almost exactly a year to the day after unleashing his incendiary jeremiad against The Phantom Menace, the mumbly-voice critic Mr. Plinkett at Red Letter Media has released his third and final long-form critique of the Star Wars prequels. It's a skilled evisceration that's a must-see for anyone who had to suffer through any of George Lucas' post-1996 output. Check out the videos after the jump!

Setting his sights on Revenge of the Sith, Mr. Plinkett gets to the heart of how most of us approached the final chapter: "We all went to go see this movie just to get it over with, like it was an obligation." But in addition to being a choice piece of scorched earth criticism, it also functions as a damn fine instructive video on the intricacies of storytelling and movie-making. Sure, you get your Jar Jar jokes, but you also learn exactly why and how George Lucas muffed up a beloved film trilogy. Like Mr. Plinkett himself says, the video's a bit like an autopsy: "you know it's dead but you gotta do an autopsy to find out what killed it."

It's long, but it's well worth the time for anyone who's interested in the art of film, or really, anyone who likes to hear a good story.


  • SunnydaZe says:

    Is it legal for a movie review to be longer than the movie being reviewed? BTW, that is not the "Go Away, I'm Batin!" guy from Idiocracy. I looked it up.

  • Colander says:

    Kind of ashamed of how much I've been waiting for them to finally finish this...

  • TurdBlossom says:

    Still say Lucas completley dropped the ball in naming these films, missing out on such gems as "Jar Jar's Big Adventure", "Send In The Clones" and of course "The Sith Hits The Fan".

  • SunnydaZe says:


  • casting couch says:

    Exposes the awfulness of the prequels with great intelligence and hilarity.

  • casting couch says:

    If Lucas had a smaller neck, he should hang his head in shame.

  • Boomer says:

    Don't be intimidated by the length of his reviews. I would up watching all three prequel reviews this weekend and they were all hilarious. And very insightful.

  • Anonymous says:

    When you are finished focusing on RedLetterMedia's Plinkett review of the Revenge of the Sith movie, how about spending some time focusing on how the media landscape from that time period was equally as troubling. From Star Wars' fan attacks on subcultures to FBI/ICE joint operations sending people to jail, the months around the release of Revenge of the Sith were interesting times, not just for Star Wars fandom but for issues like freer internets, the mispronunciation of Sith, intercultural and cross international boarder expression and much much more. %20's, THEE BACKSLACPKPING WITH MEDIA, condenses the hundreds of hours of individual to corporate media into a 3.5 hour documediamentary which you can choose to spend as little or as much time as you want.
    Think you got it? then watch some:
    Confused? Then here's a piece of a review:
    Quote: "As you probably have guessed, this is not your typical fanedit. It's a documentary about Star Wars, yet that is not its mission. It's a mashup yet its goal is not necessarely the entertainment value usually associated with such edits. The best way I could describe this thing is that it's a commentary on the current state of the media. No wait - it's a mockumentary on the way we perceive media. No, that's not exactly it. It's an extrapolation on how media will be fed to us somewhere down the line in 20, 30 years. Actually, it is all these things.
    Thee Backslacpkping With Media is a meticulously assembled piece of art which has so many levels of depths that it is almost impossible to review in a conventional way. It is rather meant to be analyzed, deconstructed and talked about endlessly. It is meant to make us simultaneously examine the impact Star Wars has had on the way movies are marketed; the way the media has handled the hype surrounding the prequels; the way we assimilate information; the current state of the internet and where it's headed; how corporations are shaping modern copyright laws; how we perceive art and what is "stealing" and what is "hommage" and what is derivative work and... too many questions that I will not go into here, because that is not the purpose of this review."
    FAQ: (now with more FBI/ICE FOIA Documentation!)