I've been reading a book called Everything Bad Is Good for You, which is about how popular culture has become more complex and challenging in recent years, how movies and television, including children's fare, follow many intricate plot threads and use indirect, subtext-laden dialogue that makes us work to fill in the gaps.
George Lucas didn't read the book. George Lucas is as subtle as Jayne Cobb and writes worse dialogue than Ed Wood. (God, what I would give to see an Ed Wood version of Star Wars!) His romance is less sophisticated than Sweet Valley High and his talent for getting fine actors to give mediocre performances is unsurpassed. His plots have fewer twists than uncooked spaghetti and it's six years too late for him to break my heart.
I checked my watch 4 times.
The fight scenes were cool, though.