Such a bad start to an overall great series. I saw this in theaters ten years ago and I didn't like it then either. I was 13.
If not for the amazing sequel and the TV show this movie spawned I would say that it is ultimately worthless. I don't hate it but I can't help but struggle to get through it. There are some highlights, Obi-wan and the dynamic between Anakin and Palpatine but they barely hold the rest of the movie up. It is more like a Star Wars video game than a movie. SAND