"---And I'll take Lucas' directing over Jackson's anyday.--- And what directing did George do in AOTC? Natalie sleepwalks through some scenes, people laugh at Anakin's nightmare, there's sketchy editing, and some moments produce unintended laughter. Give Jackson some credit, he directed Ian McKellan to an Oscar-nominated performance and earned a nomination himself. No one said the acting in LOTR was "flat" or "cheesy" because Jackson paid close attention to the performances, just as much as the effects. Lucas does it the other way around. If someone said GL was nominated for a directing Oscar for AOTC, I would crack up. No WAY does it deserve an Oscar. That would be like giving the SuperBowl ring to an average team." Actually, AOTC has some of the best directing I've seen. The camerawork was awesome. And Natalie sleptwalked through scenes? I don't remember that. And Peter Jackson did not lead Ian McKellen to an Oscar- he won that himself. And did you really expect AOTC to have -awesome- dialogue and -award winning performances? No. And if you did, I'm sorry, but that's just stupid. We all know that SW isn't about that. Should Lucas pay more attention to the dialogue and acting? I don't think so. The only part in AOTC that "sucked" was the dream sequence. Other than that, I didn't have any problems what-so-ever. Complaining about bad dialogue and acting in a Star Wars film is just about as stupid as complaining that sugar isn't sugary enough. I'm not trying to get on your bad side, JW, I'm just giving opinions here. And not ONCE did I put down Jackson. No way. He's awesome, and LOTR stunned me. I just don't think any director would be able to handle a Star Wars film.