I just finished watching "The Empire Strikes Back" and I have to say it solidified itself at the top of my favorites list once and for all. While I enjoyed AOTC very much, Empire was a far superior movie on so many levels. The acting was far better in almost every respect, from the lead actors all the way down to the bit players, the dialogue did not come off nearly as hokey and the action was well paced and did not need all of the spectacular computer effects to make it memorable. I know I may be stepping on some toes here, but I can't help it. I was so much more impressed with the quality of Empire (even after 20+ years) than I was by Clones. I do not believe that Clones was a bad movie in any way. I just feel that it could have been so much better had a few of its week spots been taken care of during production.