I'm sure I'll get criticized for this but I love ALL the star wars movies. Alot of you have already pointed out a part of why some people don't like it but here's what I think: Some of you went in expecting to see the same thing again but with more expensive tech stuff. It's a whole other section of the story. I'm a kid at heart, and an adult physically. I see both sides of the coin and love them both. Sure, it was hensen like, I absolutely LOVE Jim Hensen's stuff. I think the main thing is though that so many people went in expecting to have 20 minutes of background and and hour of pure special effects fighting scenes. This is the beginning. It's the storyline and how it was carried out that matters. I even liked the whole jar jar angle. Also, for whatever reasons whoever said it gets darker from here on in is right. This is the beginning we only see hints of what everyone moreover liked about the original 3 releases. Also, yes I'm a movie buff. I may not know all the technical words for things in a movie (I can say plot!), but I know what I think is good and done the way it should have been. BTW, I was one of those people who waited outside the theater to get tickets - since I live in a smaller town we only had to get in line at 2am the morning they started selling tickets. We were 13, 14, and 15.