May The Fourth Be With You – The Star Wars Prequel Reviews by Harry S. Plinkett May 4, 2015Posted by Maniac in Site News.
While they have their loyalists, many could argue that the Star Wars Prequels are a broken mess of incoherent plot holes and uninteresting, bland characters. Several years ago, the guys at RedLetterMedia decided to show the entire internet why, and they published a nearly feature length review of the first Star Wars prequel film, The Phantom Menace. It took the internet by storm, and is still considered to be one of the best videos to ever be put on YouTube.
The videos were narrated by a character named Harry S. Plinkett, a nearly senile old man living on his pension, trying to make it big in an Atlantic City casino while offering anyone who commented on his videos pizza rolls. He also may have been a psychopath but that’s another story.
Apparently Mr. Plinkett’s review drew the attention of not only Star Wars fans, but Hollywood filmmakers, producers, writers and directors because there was a heavy demand for RedLetterMedia to release reviews for the other two Star Wars films. Their review of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, was in my opinion even better than the first film’s review, and had moments that I will gleefully rewatch whenever I’m feeling upset or bored.
After the review of Episdode II, the stakes could not have been higher for a review of Episode III, but by this point RedLetterMedia started to branch out, producing new video review series for more recent films, called Half in the Bag, and a series for more obscure B-movies, called Best of the Worst. Eventually, they did release Plinkett’s review of Episode III, and it felt like the turning point for their entire website. Ladies and Gentelmen, I present you with his complete uncut review of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of The Sith.