This is better than the first one but not by much. Getting rid of Jar Jar (besides the few minutes he's in) was great. Having C-3PO provide some comic relief was nice, even though some of it was very "slapsticky" like most of the Jar Jar stuff. The biggest part of the movie was one of the worst parts, and that was the love story. It's really important, but those scenes seemed to drag on way too long. And the love between Anakin and Padme didn't really seem believable. The action scenes were great, and the battle in the arena with the Jedi is one of the best battles in all six movie and maybe even the best. Seeing Yoda use his lightsaber for the first time was great and definitely the biggest moment of the movie. When the movie goes back and forth between the different stories, it gets kind of annoying because I don't think it was done very well. It doesn't really build suspense; it just makes you get really annoyed. If some of the beginning was cut out, and the loves scenes, acting, and dialogue were fixed, then it would have been a lot better.