Better than the first. Acting was better, even if the script still wasn’t great. The acting… It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.
Amidala’s attraction to Anakin is confusing. Why? What’s the basis? Physical attraction? Persistence? Because they need them to get together to make Luke and Leia?
I could have used a little more subtlety in Anakin’s feelings toward Obi-Wan. More of a slow burn than a “I hate him” speech.
Also, I’m wondering how much better this story could have been if it was written from chapter one. How much better the reveal could have been if the Palpatine was revealed to be Sith without nearly as many clues. Also, could it have been pulled off without losing the turn of Darth Vader being Luke’s father in Episode 5.
How much fluff could have been removed if only.
Also, CGI Yoda is still weird.