So, my roommate talked me into going to see it, and... Well, some of it was awesome, but the majority of it was bad, bad, BAD!!!!! Here's the stuff I liked a lot: -The special effects were by far the best I've seen from the 3 prequels. For the first time in a while (well, since Spiderman 2, anyway), I watched a movie in amazement at the special effects. However, that brings up another discussion in the 'cons' section. -The action was in full-force and much more dynamic than in Ep. II. The final sword battle was great, as was the opening 20 minutes or so. And, now the cons.... -About the special effects, I realized watching this movie that I'm the last of a dying breed, the moviegoer who doesn't like CGI. When I watch a movie like this, no matter how great-looking it is, I realize that I'm just looking at computer-generated effects, so they're not interesting. On the other hand, in the original trilogy, there was this sense of wonder I had, that "how'd they do that" feeling. Maybe kids these days feel that way about CGI, it's a shame they'll never have that feeling that I had watching something like Ghostbusters or the original trilogy for the first time. -Literally every single time a character opened his or her or its mouth, I completely zoned out. The dialogue was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo horrible, coupled with pretty much half-assed acting from everyone (with the exception of Ewan McGregor who was the only one who seemed to inhabit the world the movie took place in), I couldn't stay in the story at all. -All through the original trilogy, I felt that Vader was just 100% pure evil, a classic movie villain, completely draped in black, totally evil. Now, after seeing this, I think of Vader as a dumbass who was smooth-talked by some old guy into being his pawn. Disappointing. -Lucas had a weird habit of filling open screen space with stupid little aliens or robots or something. At first, it was cool, but when he was doing it during the final saber fight, it just got annoying and distracting. -Too much R2-D2. I'll admit that this might just be me not being as into his comic relief as I was when I was a kid, but I felt he was in it way too much, considering Lucas said this wasn't supposed to be a kids' movie. -Vader's "noooooooooooo" was even more ridiculous than I was expecting. Four groups of people (me and my roommate included) laughed out loud. Almost as classic as: "You can't die." "Yes, I can." -Not a gripe with the movie, but with all the Burger King tie-ins, all I could think about when Vader was revealed was that stupid, creepy king. -General Grievous sounded a lot like Dark Helmet from Spaceballs. And, why was he coughing the whole time? What purpose did that serve other than being distracting? Look, I wanted to like it, I really did. For the first 20, 25 minutes, I was totally with it. Then, I just sort of stopped caring. Never once did I think that I was watching anything other than actors saying lines in front of a fake background. This movie left me with something I never expected: boredom. Through much of the film, I was either looking at other people in the theater, or playing with the flip-up chair next to mine. I will say that it was by far better than Attack of the Clones, but if you know my hatred for that film, you know that that's not saying much. Oh, well, at least I'll always have Empire.