Okay, now that I've seen it twice (and will see it a third time tomorrow with a bunch of you), here are my comments: As I described it to a friend: It starts out like a snowball on a mountain top and as it rolls downhill it accumulates more snow until, finally, it's an avalanche! In answer to someone's previous question about where was the reference to 1138 (and I didn't see a reply), take a good look at the back of each Clone Trooper (or was it on the backs of the battle droids? Darn! Now I can't remember!) at the symbols which form 1138 on the backplate of the armor, just below shoulder level. I noticed that the first time seeing the film and pointed it out to my husband. It's there so watch for it. As a Boba Fett fan since ESB, I am now a devoted follower of Jango and was the only one in the Ultrascreen at the 11:30AM showing on Thursday to react negatively to his beheading by Mace Windu. I literally yelled out "No!" when a few others cheered! Blasphemers! Also, did everyone notice Ahmed Best, Anthony Daniels and Lucas' daugher in the bar on Coruscant? How about Lucas' son in the Jedi library? Did I miss a post on this? If I did, sorry. Someone told me in today's 11:30AM showing line that on MTV last night, one of In'Stink was interviewed and said they were NOT in the film - all footage they were in was cut out. I don't know if that's true or not since I have no idea what any of them look like so won't have noticed them if they were on screen. Also, I absolutely loved the first fight between Jango and Obi-Wan! What a bad a** so you can see where Boba gets it from. Also, Jango's gun twirling after he shot that one Jedi Master up in the balcony of the arena made me go wild. I also heard Qui-Gon's voice but I don't remember exactly where it was....maybe while Anakin was doing his Rebel Without a Cause thing on Tatooine as he was racing off to find his mother. I don't like to describe my feeling like a child again when I see/saw this film because I wasn't a child when I first saw ANH in 1977 (I was 19). I'm an adult and love the films from an adult's point of view. There are so many references to politics, war etc etc in this film that most 12 year olds wouldn't understand the references or the nuances of political machinations etc. or how Palpatine has manipulated everyone and everything into exactly where he wants them. No 12 year is going to catch and understand that. While Jar Jar still irritates me I now understand why he is here....after all, he is the catalyst that gives Palpatine the emergency power to create the army he has always wanted so he can eventually take complete control. Jar Jar was just another dupe and fell hook, line and sinker to Palpatine's well-worded bait. And finally the question of how the Jedi could not detect Darth Sidious when he is standing right next to them has finally been answered! Thank you! It was an irritating flaw up until now. My last and final comments are that Yoda definitely kicks butt! His seemingly old and arthritic stance completely disappeared and he became a pinball that just bounced and flew effortlessly everywhere and twirled that lightsaber like the true Master that he is. Totally awesome. The critics, as usual, are just a bunch of filmmaker wannabees who are disgruntled and dissatisfied that they couldn't make it in the film world except by panning other people's work. So there! See some of you tomorrow! George has done it right this time! Hallelujah!