This was a minor improvement over The Phantom Menace, and I could easily call it my favorite Star Wars prequel. The action is much more combat-related than in The Phantom Menace, and it is also more violent and jarring, plus there is more language, like "d*mn" and "h*ll". But the tone is still calm enough for young kids. Also, one of the major characters, Jango Fett, is my all-time favorite Star Wars character. But the romantic relationship between Anakin and Padmé is rather boring and clumsily performed, as is the acting. On the other hand, some fans may find this more pleasing than the first prequel due to the fact that the annoying comic relief Jar Jar Binks rarely appears. It also provides a strikingly dedicated performance from Christopher Lee. A very good addition to the trilogy!