After years and years of avoiding this one (because it’s the worst Star Wars movie by far), I’m finally back.
I’ll say this. It’s paced way better than The Phantom Menace, with more urgency, more at stake, and more political conspiracies escalating into an all-out war. Once again, at the macro level, the storyline here is quite interesting.
That said, the romance is appallingly bad, but we all know that. Even worse dialogue than before, even more crucial character moments fall flat to poor direction. Motivations, conflicts, desires, it’s all terribly executed.