So unless you have been under a rock or missed the massive marketing campaign surrounding the release of the latest Star Wars movie, it showed up in theatres starting last night. And as a fanboy (who was surrounded by fellow fanboys – JP, John and others), we went to see the film today. Overall, I liked the action sequences and felt it was about a 2.5 star film. I would bump it to three if they would have ripped out the whole romance part since that dialog was horrendous. I swear it made me sick just watching it, but luckily that is such a short part of the movie.

I do have a few nitpicks mostly over the whole last fight and if you are not into spoilers (Anakin == Darth Vader) I would skip the part below…

Order 66, I guess I need somebody to explain where that came from? I understand it was the call to kill the jedi, but I would have to question why would a set of soldiers abandon the leaders that were helping them during a battle?? And wouldn’t some of these soldiers have question that order? I mean couldn’t they “arrest” the rogue jedi? They can be copies, but are they mindless too??

So Obi Wan and Anakin are fighting inside a relatively safe room with plenty of room – then they go outside to where there is lava??? Why? Obi-Wan retreats across a tightrope type structure to fight out on some giant metal thing hanging in the lava. That is how the jedi train for combat???

Then later on at the pivotal part, Obi Wan says (and I love this) “Don’t do it Anakin, I have the high ground.” Boy, I wished somebody had said that to Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg. I do understand the need to make the transformation from Anakin the whiney one to Darth Vader the bad ass, but still.

Anyways I am sure there is more, but I will let others jump in here and render their opinions…

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