Haven't had a chance to wade through it too much yet (having aotc and lotr come out on the same day is a nice problem to have). But I did watch the film itself this morning and the deleted scenes along with a documentary or two this afternoon. Initial reactions: ** I love the restored three lines of dialogue between Anakin and Padme during the confession scene. Especially: "I'm a Jedi...I *know* I'm better than this." I'm not sure why George cut that initially, it may be Anakin's most telling line in the entire movie. Really clues the audience in to his inner struggle and how far he's going to fall. It also makes Padme's falling for him after the Tusken massacre a bit more believable. ** The deleted scenes are MUCH better this time for the most part than they were for Phantom Menace. With the two possible exceptions being Padme's address to the Senate (her acting here is really not good) and the Jedi Analysis Droids scene, which really does nothing for the plot, as George and Ben mention. ** The Windu/Kenobi starfighter hangar scene is great. Redundant since most of that scene was re-addressed in the Jedi Temple scene, but still great. ** Anakin's interactions with Padme's family is really interesting. She's bringing Darth Vader home to meet the parents, after all. They would have bogged down the film but are fun to see here. The holograms on her bedroom wall are pretty neat and really help flesh out her character a lot. ** R2-D2 playing with those little kids is classic. ** I would have really liked to see the Plo Koon/Ki-Adi-Mundi droid ship scene that was apparently shot. Darn! ** The end credits of the Previsualization documentary has some funny gags involving the bloated Naboo cow creature. Looks like ILM has a sense of humor. ** Some great moments in that same documentary showing a potential scene that would have had speeder-bike-riding Clone Troopers in action. Wow! Maybe George is saving that for Ep 3.