It?s the one fans have been waiting for and it?s been 28 years in the making: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith opens in cinemas around the globe tomorrow, the sixth and final instalment in George Lucas?s wildly popular Star Wars movie series. Episode III begins in a blaze of action. Now a fully-fledged Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) flies alongside mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), defending the Republic against the Separatists in the dying phases of the long-running Clone Wars. But a darker destiny awaits him. Torn between his allegiance to the more Zen Jedi Council and his own Machiavellian ambitions, Anakin ? ?The Chosen One? - succumbs to the evil will of Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). With his secret marriage to Senator Amidala (Natalie Portman in her third Star Wars appearance), plus a baby or two on the way, things just couldn?t get any worse for our tormented hero? Episode III is certainly the most accomplished of the recent trilogy, where Lucas?s technical ambitions finally catch up with the human element in the story. (He?s had six years to get it right and he does this time). Meaning that the visual effects and digital filmmaking environment Lucasfilm have pioneered on these later SW movies are well-integrated with the ?real? action of the ?live? performers this time around, not so true of Episodes I and II. The dialogue in the script is basic as usual, but it isn?t as infuriating to experience as it was in Episodes I and II as you don?t tend to notice it as much. Lucas compensates with terrifically executed and tightly edited action sequences that are dramatic and dynamic. The actors also are allowed to be more emotional in their roles - Natalie Portman shines as the frail Padme and Christensen is convincing as he nears his Vader destiny, progressively becoming more menacing over the course of the film. And the pivotal scene ? the one fans have been hanging out to see for 28 years where Lord Vader finally ?arises? - is frankly superb, suitably referencing Frankenstein. With the help of his incredibly talented sound crew and John Williams' hugely busy score, Lucas has carefully fashioned a film that falls somewhere between the old and the new Star Wars movies. It is very digital and high end with its effects, yet captures the old-fashioned action-adventure spirit of the very first 1977 Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope. Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith is dark, fills in all the gaps in the saga, and it will thrill fans. But I haven?t been one since I was eleven and saw ?the first? Star Wars. I grew out of it and on revisiting the first trilogy as an adult, they didn?t for me endure as movies in their own right, despite the cult that has built up around them. And while I didn?t mind Revenge Of The Sith it won?t convert me. (Sorry to damn it with faint praise).