I saw it this evening. Definitely better than Episode I, jury is still out on how it compared to Episode II. As for the clumsy dialogue I have this to say. I agree, but if you think about it, all the Star Wars episodes have clumsy dialogue, even Episodes IV-VI. The difference is that the standard of dialogue in movies has improved since the late '70's and early '80's, so the first trilogy (meaning the second, Ep. 4-6) gets away with it. The second trilogy (meaning the first, Ep. 1-3) suffer from it, especially Episode I where Lucas took the cheesy dialogue to an all-time low. Despite the bad dialogue, Star Wars is still cool.