First let me say to Gavin directly - DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SEE EPISODE TWO.
Now on with the spoiler free review.
First, there were some incredibly bad lines in this movie. But hell, go watch Star Wars again, it was pretty cheesy at times too. Now, I didn't get the adrenaline rush that I got every time I saw The Mummy Returns. But still, Episode Two is tha bomb. Chock full of action! Cool aliens! Awesome space stuff! LIGHT SABRES!!! Oh man. I'm not even TEMPTED to spoil any of this for anyone, because it was so fucking cool! There are some really good lines that allude to things we already know from seeing episodes 4, 5, & 6. I'm not going to even tell you what characters are in the movie, because I want you all to see it. Everyone who reads my LJ. This is what I expect from a Star Wars movie. I shall reiterate, because I'm just absolutely refusing to spoil anything for anyone :)
Now for my review of my traveling companions.