okay. . .
- I can't say that I know in what manner people in a galaxy far far away talked a long long time ago, however, I imagine it isn't the same as we talk today. . . and I can' think of a movie where there isn't a couple bits of dialogue that didn't work out quite right
- I'm half with you on the character development bit. Lucas did kind of write himself into a box on that one. . . but how did you like Mark Twain's novel Huckleberry Finn?
- I've known friends relatives that should have died weeks before they got there, but for some reason held on to life long enough to see their kin one last time before dieing. I don't hold that against Lucas, it probably happened to him at one point
- you're totally right on this one. . . if I told my girlfriend that I had just murdered a shanty town of homeless people, I can guarantee you she'd have a conniption!
- and again, I thought Amidala's miracle fall was a little out of place. . . okay a lot of place
- okay, pretty much every scene with amidala in it had something wrong with it, but then again, I'm not a Natalie Portman fan. . . I guess Amidala was episode 2's equivalent to Jar Jar
- one of the major stresses in Sun Tzu's The Art Of War is to never let your opponent see your true abilities until it's too late. Think abou it, an old cripple is a perfect cover for the baddest fighter in all the universe! nobody ever suspects the little crippled midget.
and another thing about that, you can't take fantasy and examine it with logic. . . I know, I know, you pride yourself on being logical, but everynow and then, man , you gotta let loose, and be a little wild, and unpredictable!
I think you're being a bit ridiculous in your assumptions about George Lucas. He obviously had reasons for how he made it the way he did. and I really don't think that he's merely banking on the Star Wars name. . . he pushed the envelope on a lot of things when he made that (granted, not in story, but in technical aspects)