Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Soundtrack

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Exquisite performance with nothing to worry about.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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

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What 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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  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 12-year-old Written byTsion April 9, 2008

Amazing Conclusion to an Amazing Musical Saga!

The brilliant John Williams has done it again. He wraps up his score for the STAR WARS saga (spanning 30 years!) with a score as dark as the movie. Yet it sti... Continue reading
Adult Written byrolandobabel June 14, 2013

Absolutely not for young kids

I think this movies is absolutely not a movie for young kids. The emperor seduces Anakin to turn to the dark side in a cunning way. Further on Anakin kills all... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byrebma97 April 10, 2014

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 m... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 15, 2010

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 ev... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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