Overall it was a fun night however it was nothing like the Episode 2 premiere last time at Grauman's Chinese Theater, a casualty in the corporate side of the film distrobution. Yes the film did open in nearby theaters like the Arclight (of which the dome sold out in 3 minutes, leaving the majority of fans in the cold) but the sheer capacity and history of Star Wars at the Chinese Theater was important to the fans.
The film itself itself was about what I expected and my expectations were pretty low. The love story and the fall of Anakin Skywalker seemed unnatural and the dialogue, story, and directing lacked the innovative spirit of the original trilogy. Despite these things, I still had a good time just hanging out with friends and those who share a common love.