Okay, this is a pet peeve of mine, Disneynut. Can I simply request that you watch the original trilogy again without the rose-colored glasses this time? cstephens already sort of said this, but George Lucas can't write. The only orginal movie that had good dialog was Empire...the one he didn't write.
And the only reason that technology was limited in the first trilogy was because they were made thirty years ago. The fact that Lucas has completely remastered these in both Special Edition and later DVD formats proves that technology can improve them. Now don't start on the added scenes. I'm not defending Greedo shooting first (though I liked the edition of Jabba and Biggs in Ep. 4.), but the fact that there's no black line around the rancor anymore makes my heart happy.
Okay, now I loved this movie and I read some really bad reviews of it before I went in. I thought Hayden Christensen actually did a fairly good job on the acting in this movie. I mean it wasn't supposed to be Shakespeare people. Ewan was fantabulous...the smart-assery was the perfect touch. Natalie Portman was not my favorite and I cringed at most of her lines. She was a badass in the first two movies and now she's a simpering ninny. My only real complaint. Heck, I would have choked her. Ian McDirmid (sp?) was slimy and perfect. Yes I missed puppet Yoda in Clones, but the range of emotions that CGI Yoda possed made up for it. I hated Lord of the Rings, but thank God for Gollum because Yoda really seemed so real to me. Especially when he simply collapsed on Kashyyk. And Mace Windu was one bad mother (shut yo' mouth).
This movie was everything it was supposed to be. It was a movie in every sense of the word. How can you hate a movie with FIVE LIGHTSABER DUELS?!?!?!?!?!?!
P.S. Artoo is the coolest character ever! I am naming my next dog after him.