George Lucas’ Star Wars series, whose
six movies have been spread over nearly 30 years, is one of the rare motion-picture experiences epic enough – in the Homeric, not the Ridley Scottish, sense – to attain a literary resonance. This brooding finale serves as both the capper to the franchise and the bridge between the trilogies. The action is less eye-popping, but the characterization attains
an unmatched richness. By completing the story of Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) and bolstering the episodes that came before, Sith is at once a work of closure and of sustenance.