OK watched the first one. It is a bloody mess of a film, Jar Jar Binks is embarrassing but tbh that's nowhere near as bad as a plot that relies on a kid accidentally piloting a ship into space and whoops accidentally pressing the wrong buttons and whoops accidentally blowing up a space station that just happened to be powering the droid army. What a joke!
Revenge of the Sith - not as good as the second (this seems to be a theme, the second in the first series is also the best) but not as bad as I feared (although Lukas can't seem to resist adding something cutesy - this time it was the droids in the first battle). Sad, tragic really.Time scales are a bit weird though - I assumed at the start of the series that the Emperors greenish state was just the result of him ageing while soaking up the dark force (turning him outside as corrupt as he was inside) but in ROTS it's revealed he was scarred during his battle with Windu. But then at the end we see him watching a Death Star being constructed only it's just coming online when Luke and Leia are grownups - I can't believe it would take so long to construct give the second one just took a couple of years.
I'm really going to have to suffer the prequels to get to the sequels I suppose