I’ve got to get to bed soon, but first off, while it’s all still fresh in my mind…

…finally.

That was worth watching.

In brief and spoiler-free: I know Episode I stank, and Episode II was better, but still nowhere near what we’d all been hoping for. Episode III, while not perfect (it definitely still has its kludgy moments), is far better than either of the prior two prequels, and — believe it or not — stands as a worthy addition to the series.

I’ll come back and expand on this later, I think — I’d actually love to now, but it’s edging close to 2am, and I’ve got to work tomorrow — but at the moment, I’m just happy to have walked out of a new Star Wars film that I actually enjoyed.

iTunesMain Title” by London Symphony Orchestra, The/Williams, John from the album Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology (1977, 5:25).