Ok here I go. I saw it last night. I really enjoyed the movie. I was surprised at how smoothly it ties into the next film ANH. I was not really expecting that.
Anyway, the opening battle scene was good IMO. I thought we were going to get a little bit more dogfighting. Glad we did not though that camera was starting to make me nauseated with all the spinning and dipping
Is there anyone that did not love the ARC pilot getting blasted out into space?!
The droid voices did not bother me at all. I thought the bit with R2-D2 and the Super Battle Droids were actually funny. I laughed at them anyway. Sorry so many others did not like that stuff. I loved that scene where Kenobi crashes into the hanger and jumps out of the cockpit with lightsaber ignited! I also like R2-D2's new dismount out of the Jedi Starfighter.
I thought the thee-way battle with Dooku was much better than the AOTC duel. Kenobi just can't solve Dooku can he? I loved it when Anakin slices off both of Dooku's hands! Palpatine egging Anakin on to kill Dooku was nice and subtle. However, right after Anakin chops off the head he immediately says something like "I should not have done that. Jedi don't do this." The words are fine but he sounds like he just smacked a dog and is like golly gosh that's to bad I did a thing like that. No pancakes for me.
For whatever reason Samuel L Jackson can not deliver his lines well in this flick. He was a disappointment in some of these scenes. He was fine with the duel between him and Palpatine in front of the window. But in the other scenes he is not. Particulary when Anakin tells him Palpatine is a Sith Lord. I was kind of disappointed with Samuel overall.
Loved, loved, loved the opera scene with Palpatine and Anakin. Mainly Palpatine himself explaining Darth Plaguis (sp?) and the dark side powers, Sith vs. Jedi, etc. I loved how he told Sly Moore and the others to "leave us!" like get lost you losers. LOL!
I was surprised that I actually liked General Grievous. I was a bit worried about this character. I thought he was in it just long enough. Others will disagree. However, it would have been nice to have seen him take out a Jedi. I thought his wheelbike was pretty cool actually. I am kind of mixed about Kenobi's creature he rides on. That still had a cartoony look and feal but not too bad I guess. It did not bother me that much. I was kind of left wondering how Kenobi actually got the creature. It's like all of sudden he has it. Maybe I went to the bathroom or something?
I was disappointed the wookie battle was not longer. Who isn't? I would have liked a few more scenes or extended scenes of the Jedi getting killed by the clones. It was fine though. I just wanted to see Aayla fight to the death instead of getting shot in the back and that was it. I thought Stass Allie's death scene on the bike was pretty cool even though it was short. Ki-Adi's death was ok but to short again. Plo Koon's scene was ok. I would have liked to have seen some of this stuff though.
The Jedi Temple stuff was pretty good to. Again I would have liked some more of it though. I mean the adult Jedi fighting the clones and Anakin. The Jedi Younglings scene with Anakin was short but disturbing at the same time. Very effective I thought. As was Yoda and Kenobi looking at the younglings carcasses later. Of course Anakin marching them into the Temple was cool. However, I was hoping for the Vader theme from ESB there.
Yes, Palpatine kills the other Jedi with Mace Windu a bit too quickly. I blinked and missed how Kit Fisto was taken out. Gotta like Palpatine's three twist dismount and scream at them though! I did like Palpatine getting the force lighting shot back in his face and disfiguring him. I liked Anakin slicing off Windu's arm. Sam did have a good reaction to that I thought. Palpatine getting him with the force lighting and shooting him out halfway across the city was pretty cool IMO.
However, Palpatine talks way too long to Anakin after killing Mace. I actually started to crack up looking at Palpatine all demented there. LOL! I can't remember what he was saying? It's not too bad though especially when he names Anakin...Darth Vader.
I liked Kenobi taking out Grievous by the blaster and saying "so uncivilized". Nice nod to the "...an elegant weapon for a more civilized age," in ANH. Grievous wielding the 4 sabers was good. Again it just reinforces to me that they should have showm him mowing down a few Jedi in this manner earlier in the film.
I actually liked the scenes between Anakin and Padme this time around. I did not cringe at least. There were some goofy smiles and junk like that though. But it was ok. The scene where she arrives at Mustafar and he describes his intentions of overthrowing Palpatine and then he and she can rule the galaxy as husband and wife was a nice nod to his intentions with Luke in ESB. IMO at least. I thought the choke scene was pretty good to.
Of course the duel between Kenobi and Anakin was great IMO. I did not care for the CGI droids that pop up towards the end of the duel. To me it was unclear that Kenobi had sliced off three of Anakin's limbs there at the end. I was thinking that would be a bit closer and clearer. But overall it was good IMO. I liked Anakin bursting into flames and basically getting melted.
I liked Yoda taking out the Royal Guards in the manner he did in Palpatine's office. I thought Yoda and Sidious would battle a bit more with the lightsabers. It was ok though. Good stuff in the senate there. Again I wish that was a longer battle.
I liked Palpatine finding Anakin and touching Anakin's forehead. You almost get the sense that Palpy really does like Anakin there. I thought we were going to see some healing magic from Palpy there but we did not. Oh well.
The last scenes of the movie were fun I though. I was kind of disappointed that Sidious did not struggle during Vader's "nooooo" thing after learning he killed Padme. Did like the construction of Vader. Tarkin looked odd though. Death Star was decent IMO.
I really liked the final moments on Tatooine with Luke and Beru, Owen, and Kenobi. Puts you right into ANH.