Could Palpatine's death have been better??

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  1. saberwielder76 Jedi Master

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    Jan 13, 2001
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    How could it get better? I get a rush every time that Vader/Anakin returns from the dark that has dominated his destiny for most of his life, and finally turns on Palpatine. Besides, when the Palpster is chucked over the edge, and falls screaming to his doom, is one of the great villian film deaths, IMHO.
  2. Tracer_Bullet Jedi Knight

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    Apr 18, 2003
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    I think that Palpatine's death *works.* It was definitely very dramatic, and I like the idea of Vader throwing the Emperor out like he did. My only problem is that the Emperor didn't really put up a struggle (at least, it doesn't appear that way). I think it would have been even better if Palpatine somehow tried electrocuting Vader, or at least put up more of a visible struggle. But overall, I'm satisfied with the scene.
  3. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    Jun 27, 2001
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    IMO, Palpatine's death was perfect. The last person you would expect killed him and ultimately saved the galaxy. The music, the images, everyone was pitch perfect. I loved that scene so much.

    It will be even more powerful after all the episodes are completed.
  4. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 19, 1999
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    That scene is perfect. It would have been much less dramatic and more anti-climactic if we had just seen Palpy getting killed on-screen instead of falling out of view and exploding in whatever terrible way the viewer prefers to imagine.
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