Revenge Of The Sith
It feels like more Attack of the Clones. Baggy, overlong, pointless. Only now throws in poorly executed slapstick as the droid army are turned into bumbling fools. But, there are good ideas in there. Only, they're lost beneath flat acting, poor scripts and battle scenes that overstay their welcome.
And then The Emperor reveals himself. And then the film almost, almost
, redeems the entire prequel trilogy. It's still bogged down in spots by the baffling decisions that have plagued all of the prequels. But, by and large, it does what it intended to do very well.
So. One trilogy down. How would I rank 'em?
1. The Phantom Menage
2. Revenge of the Sith
3. Attack of the Clones
In retrospect, I actually enjoyed Episode 1 the most. It's still pretty daft, but it's also the most... I don't know... personable? It actually has a kind of charm to it's absurd whims, as opposed to the cold, glass walls of endless unrelatable CG that made up Eps 2 and 3. They might have the more complex, dramatic stories that present some interesting ideas. But to what end if I didn't come away particularly entertained by the films as a whole?
Will admit that Sith is the one prequel that I might want to re-watch, thought. With some more digging, it'd probably move up the list.
Next up, Rogue One, then the Original trilogy.