Vader didn't bother me. At least he was covered up in a mask so it didn't matter that a different actor was playing him. Don't worry, James Earl Jones is still the voice.
The part that bothered me was the CG they used to put Tarkin in the movie. I understand that he needed to be in the movie for the connections to A New Hope to make sense and that the original actor has died. I just thought the CG was extremely obvious and distracting. Maybe it was less noticeable in the 3D version. I watched the standard version.
At the same time, I'm not sure what they could have done instead. Tarkin kind of needed to be in this movie. If they would have used a different actor to play him many people wouldn't have understood that he was supposed to be the same character from A New Hope from his name alone.
The CG in the very last scene of the movie didn't bother me as much since it was so short. Also, it just felt like such an epic moment that it was hard to care about the CG.
Saw it in 3D. The 3D wasn't that great. But it was in IMAX so that made it cool.
This movie was AWESOME!
First time I can remember standing up and cheering at the end of the movie. Won't give things away but it made everything make sense for the "A New Hope" movie. The backstory was excellent!
The only thing I will say I didn't like was Darth Vader, he looked a little strange, and when he was moving it looked like they filmed someone in his costume doing a bunch of movies then they put in the voice later...; and the voice wasnt really going with the words. (Almost like an episode of MXC!)
But still was AWESOME they did an awesome job on this one!
Don't get me wrong. He was animated very well and the fact that they can put a deceased actor in a movie and make it look that good is extremely impressive..
I believe 2 actors played Vader in the movie. Vader looked the same in RO as he did in ANH. Don't forget Lucas added bigger shoulder pads to Vader in TESB. Also the eye lenses had a red tint in RO and ANH and the mask was slightly different too.