Set between Episodes II (the awful “Attack of the Clones”) and III (the overly-dramatic “Revenge of the Sith”), this film tells the tale of what Anakin and Obi-Wan got up to during the Clone Wars. Unfortunately, like all the new trilogy, it doesn't quite live up to the standards set by Episodes IV-VI.
Done entirely in CGI (so at least the visuals match the acting now) – Lucas still can't help but throw in cutesy characters (though fortunately, Jar Jar doesn't make an appearance), or a daft plot – the characters look very much like their live action equivalents (only Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles). There are good combat scenes, and some new vehicles, and the signature vertiginous drops that appear in all the movies. There's no opening crawl, though – a glaring omission.
All-in-all, it's a fun 100 minutes, but don't expect it to be the best Star Wars movie ever (though I thought it better than Episode II).