Without any fore site i.e without watching TPM to introduce the characters and having knowledge of the state of things. I am surprised how much better it was in terms of bringing everything together. Now I love the prequels (which I am sure will get me a lot of simple minded hate) and think a lot of things make sense when you watch them all together more so than singular. (It’s just the way Lucas tells stories) But I am surprised not having the backstory of TPM to bring things together like the love story. Anakin being a rebel and being to old. Etc. I really had to pay attention to character interactions and shot capacity. Framing. Editing. Piecing things together. Getting into the mind of characters. And it kinda came off a lot better than I thought it would. Anakin being a young teen in love and emotionally unstable. Especially later on. But also throughout the film he’s with someone very important from his past. Padme being very much a figure of politics and not letting her emotions get the best of her yet still being impressed by what anakin has become. Yet being very adult about there feelings. Yet over time she sees what anakin goes through and understands him more so than any Jedi could. (Though I still think certain deleted scenes like the neberrie house hold was back into it. Reading between the lines and piecing things together I think the love story works well) I like the whole who’s trying to kill padme and why and the Jedi being caught in a web. Jango is great and goes out fighting I like how there’s a different feel to the universe but it makes sense in context to the areas they are in. Slums being seedy yet alive with a variety of species. Seeing more so how these other species live in the background. How it’s alien yet familiar. Underground’s of a large City complex. A gladiatorial arena. A Vietnam/ world war start to the clone wars. A bigger picture being made. Dooku and sidious playing everyone. The Jedi failing and wanting to cover it up. I have to say I really liked the film. Without much context to the start of the film story with TPM. Even though I like AOTC more so with that context. But I payed more attention without it. I could type more but typing on a smart phone is being patient and trying not to rage when it mis spells a word. Sure CG blending with the practical effects should of been better but other than that I loved the film felt like an evolutional story in the Star Wars universe. That and geonosis battle and dooku saber fight with the emotional value will never get old for me.( Emotional Value being that dooku betrayed the Jedi order. Killed many a Jedi. Had a hit on the women anakin loved and basically help start the clone wars) I am sure I’ll get a lot of hate for this. But treat this like a new perspective on things. Because thats what Star wars is built on, Context, Perspective and what you perceive it to be.