It's hard to forgive the abomination that was Jar-Jar Binks, the horribly cliched love puke spoken in Episode II, but I however keep my hopes up for Episode III. I remember seeing the 1st one in the theaters and was extremely let down. I actually thought the Episode II was awesome the first time I saw it in the theaters. Then, when I got it on DVD, it wasn't quite as new to me and I soaked in the awful, stilted acting and dialogue. I still think the second half of Episode II is pretty awesome, once all the courting between soon-to-be Darth and Padme is over and it's all fighting.
one of the problem's doing the prequels in the first place is that there is so much story to tell, it really shouldn't be in three 130 minute films. So much is happening so fast that it is just uptight by nature. Liam Neeson was really the only thing that held the 1st one together and the same goes with Ewan McGregor in the second. They gave the films some much needed credibility. George Lucas seemed to have learned to use Jar-Jar Binks as little as possible in Episode II. Hopefully, he will learn how to write better dialogue in Episode III. And, hopefully, we will see the maturity in acting from Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiensen that has taken place since 2001 or whenever they filmed the second one.