Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Exquisite performance with nothing to worry about.

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What parents need to know

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Violence & scariness

Some of the DVD visuals could be a little scary for young kids.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, once again, John Williams teams up with the London Symphony Orchestra to bring us a dramatic and moving soundtrack for the "last" Star Wars movie. If you're looking for a way to introduce your kids to orchestral music, this could be it.

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What's the story?

John Williams conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a lush and surprisingly moving musical accompaniment to the sixth Star Wars movie, STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH. The bonus DVD is a wonderful accompaniment to the soundtrack, telling the whole story (with some new footage included) from beginning to end, via musical themes. Some of the visuals might be a little scary for younger kids but there's very little dialogue to worry about -- and of course, no lyrics at all.

Is it any good?

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Exquisitely performed as usual, this soundtrack is more varied and fun than some of the others, with familiar melodic themes woven in among new compositions. High points "General Grievous" and "New Hope," for example, may even serve the purpose of sparking new interest in orchestral music.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the soundtrack brings the movie to mind -- what scenes can you picture as each piece of music plays? How does the music make the movie action more dramatic?

Music details

Artist:John Williams
Release date:May 17, 2005
Label:Sony Music
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byrebma97 April 10, 2014
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Amazing music. Love it.

John Williams is a masterful composer. There's a reason he did all the music for the Star Wars films - he really is that great. Without even watching the movie, you can feel the intensity and the emotion building up in the music. Since there are no lyrics, this is perfectly fine for kids.
Kid, 12 years old June 15, 2010
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Movie Wars Episode III: Revenge of the 3rd Best

This was the 3rd best movie out of the whole series. After I had seen the first 3, it was hard to tell which was the best. This was very interesting, but the events played way too smoothly. Something more had to happen, and if you saw the first 3, you could understand what happened halfway through the movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written bygree43 March 16, 2014
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Beautiful music

This soundtrack contains some of my favorite songs of all time. Even though lots of the music has a dark tone, its also is simultaneously beautiful. And since its all mostly instrumental there is nothing inappropriate to be found.

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