These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Palpatine. Add-on materials including the novelization reveal he was angry at Anakin for losing to Obi-Wan and considered leaving him for dead since he was crippled both physically and in his strength with the Force. The only thing that convinced him otherwise was that Anakin would still be powerful even in this state (that said, in the movie he seems only to be impressed that he was alive, and isn't angry at all).
Contested Prequel: Like the other two prequels, though leaning more towards the positive end of the spectrum.
Critical Dissonance: Gets enough flak from fans that its Rotten Tomatoes rating of 80% might surprise some people.
Fight Scene Failure: The Palpatine/Windu fight looks rather pathetic, due largely to Lucas' insistence that the elderly Ian McDiarmid do it himself instead of using a stunt double and digital face like they did for the Dooku/Yoda fight in Attack of the Clones.
He Really Can Act: For a few minutes when he has no lines as he begins the massacre of the Jedi Temple, Hayden Christensen is genuinely scary looking as a dark-sided Anakin, now Darth Vader. Of course, when he has dialogue again, he's a whiny brat again.
He's Just Hiding: Was claimed Mace Windu and Aayla Secura, even though they're both killed onscreen. Mace's survival is at least somewhat plausible. He loses his hand, gets zapped by lightning, and tossed from a significant height, all of which Jedi are shown to be able to survive throughout the saga (although never all at once.) Secura however, gets shot in the back by at least a dozen troops at near point-blank range, and her body continues to be shot as the camera pans out.
Hype Backlash: This movie is often lumped together with the other two prequels and declared to be just as bad.
Idiot Plot: Much of the reason Anakin loses trust in the Jedi and eventually betrays them is due to them not trusting him, thus giving him good reason to do the same. In the end, Anakin's betrayal of the Jedi was as much them pushing him away as him turning his back on them.
Also, Anakin's (and the rest of the Jedi's) failure to spot the obvious - that Palpatine was the Sith Lord. He was almost amazingly athletic during the escape from the Invisible Hand, especially for an aging politician. Then there was his creepy storytelling at the opera house. Finally you have the simple and obvious fact that he was increasingly dictatorial. It was really kind of glaring.
Magnificent Bastard: Palpatine. He plays every single character in the movie like a fiddle and becomes dictator of the galaxy by the end of the second act, and by the end of the movie all of his potential enemies are either dead, on the run or on his side. Granted, at least part of this is because some of those enemies are not always the brightest folk, but they suspected that something was wrong with him being in power so long and thought at the very least that the Sith might be controlling him, and he still covers his tracks until its too late for them.
Memetic Mutation: Vader's "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" has since been used as a way (mostly in jest) to show great disapproval over things on forums and message boards.
The NO part also spawned a different famous meme thanks to a cheap chinese bootleg of the movie having horribly translated subtitles in english. During the scene the "no" was translated as "Do not want!" which quickly became a reaction comment towards unwanted things or gross images.
"You underestimate my power!!!"
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes."
"You were the chosen one!", usually in rage comics to show betrayal but full variations of the quotation have been made◊.