Saw it last night and i agree with you, awesome. Yeah it had bits of cringingly bad dialogue etc but so did all the rest of the six. I'd rate it on a par with EpV.
I was surprised to feel sad at the end, not because of the movie, but because that's it, the end, no more Star Wars. The end sequence was excellent and bridged the gap to EpIV nicely.
Most of the 'loose' ends were tidied up nicely especially Anakins 'virgin' birth. The only bad bit for me was Palpatines transformation, all i could think of was Beetlejuice crossed with a Scream mask!
Loved Obi-Wans look, they managed to convincingly get him to look like a young Alec Guiness and the whole film had a much more old school Star Warsy feel to it especially the spaceship styles.
Overall, loved it....need to set aside a day now to watch the 6 back to back, not sure which order though.
"I am the Senate!" —Palpatine
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