The goods: The action was good and the story mostly focused. I was able to follow Anakinís decent into darkness and went with it every step of the way. If you give yourself to the idea that once Luke killed Vader he would forever be evil, rather than the more realistic view that even good people can do drastic and dastardly deeds, then you can go along with these plot twists. I think every piece of the puzzle fell into place well. I loved seeing the manipulation of public information which caused the Jedi to be exterminated without any public outcry, as well as the way so many Jedi were eradicated from the galaxy. It left a door open for a few random Jedi to have survived while giving the Jedi apocalypse everyone really wanted to see.
I especially like that many Jedi, including the children, were slaughtered by Anakinís hand. I had long suspected something less insidious such as a bombing of the Jedi temple. Having it all done by hand was ballsy and I give it credit.
The final dual between Anakin and Obi-Wan now scores as my favorite lightsaber fight, above Darth Maul and Obi Wan. I did not think any fight would beat the Maul fight but this one surely did. The other fights rocked as well. The Mace/Sideous fight, the Yoda/Sideous fight, the Dooku fight (although the Dooku fight was way too short), all exciting. I thought the opening space battle (again too short) was one of the best in the entire series, and the ground battle on Kashyyyk had some great action, but Iíll talk a little more about that battle later.
Iím glad they referenced Anakinís divine birth and hinted that he may have been created for evil. Better to reference it and hint at a reason rather than to leave it just hanging as the coming of Christ. Christ who slaughtered hundreds and instigated the death of billions more, but Christ nonetheless.