Until the release of ROTS on 5/19/05, I would like to discuss AOTC chapter by chapter on the DVD. There are 47 chapters to discuss over the next eight months, excluding Chapter 1: Opening Logos, Chapter 2: Attack of the Clones and Chapter 50: End Credits. Each discussion will last 5 days. At the end of 5 days, the following chapter will be posted. Chapter 25: Nightmare DISCUSSION: December 17, 2004 - December 21, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 58:54 - 60:42 Synopsis: Anakin is lying in bed having a nightmare of his mother. Startled, he suddenly wakes up. The next morning, Anakin meditates on a veranda at the Lake Retreat. Padme enters onto the veranda, but turns around and begins to head back inside. Anakin asks that she stop. The senator says that she doesn't want to disrupt him. Anakin says that her being there puts his mind at ease. Padme says she knows the her protector had a nightmare the previous night. Anakin responds by saying that Jedi don't have nightmares. Padme refuses to let it go. Finally giving in, Anakin says that he had a vision of her mother suffering and that he needs to help her immediately. Padme agrees to go with him to Tatooine. Anakin apologizes that he has no choice. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: When I saw this is theaters, this like Forbidden Love didn't seem right. This can't be Star Wars. It feels like something else. What once was a very confusing scene is finally start to grow on me after almost three years. The fact of seeing a sleeping sequence was new. I'm still mixed on the actual nightmare. Anakin's talking in his sleep and just wakes up. It just doesn't have a right feel to it. Then the shot in the sky with the soft, peaceful music. I was like what the heck is this? The editing is just horrendous throughout. Seeing Anakin meditating on the veranda is the perfect parallel to Vader looking out into space in ESB. The conversation between Anakin and Padme wasn't bad, but Hayden really didn't help with the monotonic whining. Natalie did seem gorgeous in nightrobe and gown. Since this is a more personal film, we're able to see these characters in a different light through their clothes. Really it's a 50/50 chapter. I think that it could have been executed much better, but for what we got it's not bad. I guess it served its purpose and that's the extent of the credit that it shall get.