It's really clever to use the style of an earlier time, but some trappings of modern life (e.g. cell phones) to make the point that a woman's life in the present has a lot in common with a woman's life in the past.
Deliberately pulpy, sometimes a bit goofy, but almost never cheesy. It's a fine balance, and one that allows the operatic stuff to work really well. That's really all the shading I need in my Star Wars.
P.S. Dear Mr. Lucas, please remove Hayden Christensen and the Jar-Jars from the end of this movie at your earliest possible convenience. Thanks.