Granted, yes, there were cheesy parts.. but overall, this had such dark parts in it, it was incredible. There were also some really tragic elements that were very artfully done, and some slower moments that helped you to take a breather. Lots of information, really fast, made it hard to keep up sometimes, and the slower moments helped.
I think with a few more viewings, it’ll all become much more clear. Heck, we were all able to laugh about the cheese afterward. There’s a lot to love in this film, and the music is just one element that was great.. let me just say, right now, that the acting in this Star Wars was MUCH closer to the original trilogy.
At the end of this one, I felt a lack of closure, because I wanted more of this story.. and the funny thing is that I can see more of it. I can watch the original trilogy and get the rest of the story any time. I think that’s exactly as it should be, at the end of this one.
I’m really curious to see how this will effect how I view Darth Vader though. I really feel that while dramatically he was instructed to be a whiny teenager in Episode II, that really did hurt the character arc a bit, as in this one he’s getting confused, and we’re just watching everyone give up on him, except for one character, and it’s the one character that we know is the one we least want him following, and we even want him to turn back, we want someone to reach out to this boy, but his fate is inevitable.