Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ★★★★

I don't really have that much to say about episode III, people already know what it's like.

Revenge of the Sith is the first thing I think of when somebody says "Star Wars"
It's the only film set during the clone wars after all.

I claimed there's a lot of great stuff in Attack of the Clones that is hard to find, because you have to dig for it.
Well in RotS you don't. It's entertaining enough on its own, but it really helps that the plot isn't so subtle a hawk wearing binoculars could miss it. Even though I liked that about AotC, it definitely made it an acquired taste.

Revenge of the Sith is the prequel that actually completes the promise of the premise. We get to see the clone wars, the Jedi in power, and we get to see them lose it. Alongside that: the beginnings of Vader and his empire. And it's so fucking cool.

As I said with Attack of the Clones, what I find most interesting about the prequels is the politics. Exploring how fascist dictators can rise to power within the system and how vulnerable people can be indoctrinated. It's really well done, entertaining, and just plain awesome.

I like the characters, the dialogue, and visuals. The prequels tell an interesting story, but they also create such a large and amazing world that even if you don't care about that story, I'd argue it's a good time.