★★★☆☆ USA. 2h22m. Sci-Fi / Adventure. Directed by George Lucas. Written by George Lucas, Jonathan Hales. Cinematography by David Tattersall. Edited by Ben Burtt. Music by John Williams. Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz.
Set ten years after the events in The Phantom Menace, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war, with thousands of planetary systems threatening to secede from the Galactic Republic. After Senator Padmé Amidala evades an assassination attempt, Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker becomes her protector, while his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates the attempt on her life. Soon, the trio witness the onset of a new threat to the galaxy: the Clone Wars.
★★★★☆ USA. 2h20m. Sci-Fi / Adventure. Directed by George Lucas. Written by George Lucas. Cinematography by David Tattersall. Edited by Roger Barton, Ben Burtt. Music by John Williams. Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz.
Revenge of the Sith is set three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, established in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002). The Jedi are spread across the galaxy, leading a large-scale war against the Separatists. After Count Dooku is killed, the Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi to eliminate General Grievous, the leader of the Separatist army, and put an end to the war. Meanwhile, after having premonitions of his wife Padmé Amidala dying in childbirth, Anakin Skywalker is tasked by the Council to spy on Palpatine, the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and, secretly, a Sith lord known as Darth Sidious. Palpatine manipulates Anakin into turning to the dark side of the Force and becoming his apprentice, Darth Vader, with wide-ranging consequences for the galaxy.
★★★☆☆ USA. 2h13m. Sci-Fi / Adventure. Directed by George Lucas. Written by George Lucas. Cinematography by David Tattersall. Edited by Paul Martin Smith, Ben Burtt. Music by John Williams. Starring Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August, Frank Oz.
The first installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and begins the “Skywalker saga,” though it was the fourth film to be produced chronologically. The Phantom Menace is set 32 years before the original film and follows Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as they protect Queen Amidala in hopes of securing a peaceful end to an interplanetary trade dispute. Joined by Anakin Skywalker—a young slave with unusually strong natural powers of the Force—they simultaneously contend with the mysterious return of the Sith.
★★★☆☆ UK / USA. 1h16m. Animation / Adventure / Comedy. Directed by Gary Chapman. Written by Jordan Katz, George Webster, George Melrod (screenplay) and George Webster (story). Cinematography by John Fenner. Edited by Jim Stewart, Tiffany Hillkurtz. Music by George Fenton. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, John Hurt, Pip Torrens, Rik Mayall, Olivia Williams, Jonathan Ross.
Set in May of the year 1944, Valiant tells the story of a group of war pigeons during World War II. The film is based on a story by George Webster, and inspired by true stories of hundreds of pigeons that helped the soldiers in the war.