Hey everyone With all the mixed reviews the film has got, it's great to see a lot of you enjoyed it as well. But when I talk to people about it, it just seems I'm always having to defend the film. I posted the following on another Star Wars forum, in defence of the film, so thought I would share my thoughts here, if that's ok? I've seen it twice (so far!) and have to say I love it. I think it's brilliant. After reading the mostly negative reviews I wasn't expecting much, but I think that actually helped in a way. Sure, it wasn't 100% perfect, but overall I enjoyed it more then Episodes I and II. Like others have mentioned, the Anakin in The Clone Wars is a far better character overall then in Episodes I - III. It's a shame he wasn't more like this in the films. I think the whole Clone Wars series will make us see Anakin in a new light. After leaving the cinema, it certainly made me think more about he's downfall. I thought the animation was great, and the battle scenes blew me away, same as the lightsaber duels. The battle scenes are up there with some of the best from the films. There have been complaints by some fans that it's too kiddie friendly, but I don't think it is. It's quite brutal seeing all the clones being killed (one scene where a battle droid picks up a clone and shoots him point-blank in the stomach isn't what I call child-friendly!); the heads of the bounty hunters in Jabba's palace; and the noise of the sand people when Ashoka is asking Anakin about going home. I don't know what some people were expecting from this film, and I think people forget this was never originally intended to be on the big screen. This was done at a fraction of the cost of a Pixar film, and I think it holds up pretty well. If this is going to be the level of quality we get every week, then I for one can't wait. Ashoka as a character grew on me as well. However, not so sure about her nicknames for people, again like other forum members have said. Saying that, I didn't mind Anakin's nickname for her. Rex is a great character and I look forward to seeing more of him. Really liked the overall voice acting, and the character voices grew on me really quickly too. Ok, trying to keep this brief but not working! If you like Star Wars, then go and see it. I think it would be a shame for fans just to wait for the DVD to come out, as it wouldn't do the battle scenes any justice. Saying that, I do think a lot of people will wait for the DVD, rather then going to the cinema, which as I've said is a shame. Hope that makes sense? So, 8/10 for me. And yep, I'll be seeing again! Thanks for reading/listing! And very quickly, I may be a newbie but I've been reading the board and theforce.net for years now (my earliest childhood memory is watching Star Wars!) and it's great, everyone seems really friendly.