I'll try to keep it spoiler free
oh where to begin. words escape me, I am so emotionally drained. not because it's over, because, in my opinion, this was a very emotional movie. moreso than I imagined.
The first third to half is a lot of cool action, the opening space battle and rescue is more than I imagined. Great visual effects as the camera zoomed, dove, dipped and twirled with anakin and obi's ships. the drama and tension worked well, I thought.
the lightsaber fights were like nothing we've ever seen.
I thought that the interaction between anakin and obi-wan was well done. the dialogue was much better, but there were still some cheesy lines here and there but nothing too distracting.
the interaction between anakin and padme was also much better, I got the sense they really loved eachother yet chafed at having to keep it secret.
Ian Mcdirmid should get best actor, his delivery was awesome, plaintive when he wanted to appear mild and thouroughly menacing when he got his evil on.
Ewan was great as well, I thought he finally got into the role, totally becomg Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Hayden and Nat did very good jobs. most of the dialoge was good wih only a few cringe inducing lines but light years better than ep1 and 2.
But the last third of this movie made me choke up several times. Now I am kinda wimpy and sentimental but man, does it get emotional and very intense.
I walked out very sad, when it was over.
I need to see it again and thanks to a sound system that cut out right as Vader rises on his medical bed to where C-3p0 is on a certain ship - about 5 or so minutes WE HAD NO SOUND!!!!
So I get a fre pass to see it again.
The wookies were cool but not in it as much as I had hoped.
Yoda is the MAN or frog or whatever he is.
Grevious is good, he's BIG, and way cooler than maul was. So I'm happy with him.
The CLones are cool - at first and I like how they were done.
But due to the graphic and intense final third of the movie, I will not take my son to see it. That's just my perogitive and I won't judge parents who do take their young (under 10 is right) children.
What akain does, seen and implied in the jedi temple; how he decided to join the dark side; how palpatine has been manipulating things for a VERY long time and how he KNOWS the buttons to push on anakain - you almost feel sorry him, Palps is one evil SOB.
I saw many of the little easter eggs, which will be discussed once more people report in.
I drove home in slience, no radio, no star wars music, just alone with my thoughts on the movies.
WHew. I recomment it totally but be prepared.
8 outta 10 galactic stars.