.... stank, to high heaven, and it wasn't just the ambient agriculture going on in Hadley.
I was originally prepared for it to be bad. Then reviews started coming in that it was better than expected; certainly better than I and II. This raised my hopes that it wouldn't be terrible.
I don't know if I'm willing to make a relative judgement between it and I and II. I just know that I didn't like any of them, and any hopes I had for this one were misplaced.
You can find enough criticism of the movie elsewhere, I'm sure, so I won't go into details. But I have a new theory, which is that after the success of the original movie, the rest have just been vehicles for Lucas to express his amputation fetish.