The dialog for this movie is slightly better than the Attack of the Clones. This doesn't sound encouraging does it? Movies dubbed from China have better dialogs than Attack of the Clones. There is a scene where Anakin senses that Obi-Wan has been in Amidala's house ( Apartment?) and he asks her why Obi-Wan was there. She says, "Obi-Wan asked me to watch out for you. You have been under a lot of stress lately". I was almost half-expecting Padme to say " take two asprins and go to bed honey!". Inspid, un-imaginative, near-death-boredom-inducing is what I would call most of the dialogs. Add Anakin's out-of-place (southern ?) accent to the mix and you are already choking in mediocrity. This is the movie where Anakin has to be persuaded by the Darth Sidious to join the dark side, by exploiting the weakness in Annekin that Yoda constantly warns about. Dialogs are crucial in such a movie. George Lucas can summon all the special effects in the world, and he does so with amazing detail, but people don't notice details. Sci-fi channel watchers and geeks do ( I should know.. I attend all their meetings). People love drama and drama is aided by dialogs not by special effects.
It is true that strong attachment to anything brings about jelousy and all the pithy words about hate, fear anger are quite true. Anakin Skywalker fell to the exact same emotion that Yoda predicted would be his doom. His sin of secretly marrying Padme came with a set of "protective emotions" that incongruently mixed with his Jedi powers to see the future finally becoame the core of the reason why Annekin fell to the dark side. Obi-Wan who intially was not in agreement with Qui-Gon to train Annekin *had* to follow his masters dying wish. And Yoda much like Bheeshma Pithama can do nothing about it because "it is destiny".
In spite of a slightly negative commentary this movie is like no other movie. It scores a 85/100 and I felt it could have got a 95 instead. But that does not mean it can be spoken in the same breath with other pedestrian movies. This is like the MIT of the movie world. Star Wars is certainly one of the most influential movies I have seen in my lifetime. My childhood is certainly thankful to George Lucas for the sense of imagination Star Wars has provided me.
Edit1: It was heartening to note the cheering and whistles going on during the movie. The way certain scenes evoked similar reactions from almost everyone tell you how much Star Wars has influenced our generation. As my Dad, who had accompanied me, pointed out - 90% of the people were between 15-30 years old. There was collective sadness, quite palpable that too, when Anakin finally turns to the dark side. It is clear that Yoda is the most popular character in town today. There was a huge cheer when Yoda did ...actually just about anything. Yoda's fight with Count Dooku send the audience into raptures of joy some 3 years before, I was not quite expecting the same reception here but was pleasantly surprised with a huge roar when Yoda in Rajini-Jackie-Chan-ishtyle knocks of the people who try and assasinate it. The final Light Saber duel with Sidious got thundering roars of approval whenever Yoda whacked Sidious. The other most popular character was certainly Chewbacca. The Ewok got one big roar from the crowd and ear shattering whistles in the few seconds it made an appearance. With appearances in SNL and many other TV shows, Chebacca is the only character that even today can give Yoda a run for its money. The irony is Chewbacca doesn't say anything at all in the movies. Vader got some applause. Luke, Leia and both the moons of Tatooine were cheered. It was a "I have seen this before" moment.
Edit 2 Anniyan Trailor: Saw Anniyan Trailor for the first time during the Star Wars interval. Must tell you it is really impressive. I think we are about to see India's first genuine superhero movie. From what I figured Vikram falls into some water container like thing ( no.. he doesn't become Obelix) and he is bitten by some animals. A frog was shown and he seems to fly around and catch goons in dark alleys and beat em' up. I saw a replica of the Matrix scene( where Neo beats up 100s of agent clones) - here Anniyan beats up 100s of Karate person clones. Quite impressive I tell you. There is Nedumudi Venu, Prakash Raj and Vivek ( I suspect the last two are police officers searching for the murderer - which is Anniyan). My intuition says it gonna be similar to but better than Gentleman/Indian