I just got back from seeing the movie and I think it’s the best of them all if you don’t compare it to Episode IV: A New Hope. Episode IV doesn’t count because since it was the very first it and will always have a special place in my heart.
SWE3 (Star Wars Episode 3) was awesome, primarily because it told the story that all of us really wanted to know. How did the empire form? How did Anakin get turned? How did everything go so evil? How did Darth Vader get his suit?
The action sequences were intense, the lightsaber fights rocked, and you could see how Anakin’s inability to “let go” became his fatal flaw.
I loved it. At certain times it was so painful to see things going Dark Side that I almost couldn’t bear to watch. That’s how I knew it was good, for me.
Go see it. It’s a good movie. George Lucas redeemed himself with this one.