I must admit I’m not as convinced as I was for the first 4 edit-movies. The middle part doesn’t work that well, too many dialogues still contain the time factor that time has been passing by, but the idea of making everything happening in a row is very good though, I just think more should have been cut to accomodate it. The same goes with spider-Maul, maybe trimming more to directly make the encounter with Savage happen in the main lair (which means getting rid of the fight and most of the Lord of the rings 3 rip-off) would have been better. And I kinda miss the fact that the story goes too far away from Ventress and that we don’t get to see more of her bounty hunter life. It seems kinda dry without that substory, especially since it’s quite important in the season 5 finale. I believe cutting more of the repetitive stuff would have allowed the running time to contain more of the Ventress bounty hunter material, which should get the focus on. Maul, Savage, even Dooku aren’t very interesting. Ventress and the nightsisters are.
Sorry for the mixed review Smudger 😕
“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.