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 29: Lars' Homestead DISCUSSION: January 6, 2005 - January 10, 2005 DVD TIME INDEX: 71:15 - 73:57 Synopsis: Anakin and Padme depart the Naboo Yacht, heading towards the homestead of Lars. Anakin spots a protocol droid working outside and identifies it to be his old droid, Threepio. Threepio recognizes both of them and leads them into the courtyard, where he introduce the two to his Master Owen. Anakin, Padme, Owen and Beru all do introductions. Owen said that he knew that his stepbrother would come someday. Anakin asks where is mother is? Cliegg Lars hovers and shakes Anakin's hand. At dinner, Cliegg tells the story to her capture and Anakin feel as helpless as ever. Thirty went looking for Shmi and few returned. Cliegg said he'd be still looking for her if it wasn't for his leg. Anakin gets up and begins to head off. Owen asks where is he going and Anakin says to find his mother. His stepfather suggests to Anakin to let go of Shmi since there is little hope she is alive. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: Probably the greatest parallel to date in the saga. This is where it feels like we all grew up, even though we're not from a desert planet. It's another great moment in the second half of the film. The Homestead is amazing. After 25 years since filming it still looks the same. They captured an equal effect to the 1977 rendition. It was good to see they tied up the relationship of Anakin and Owen. Since many have always said, by the ROTJ novel that Owen and Obi-Wan were brothers. It's also good to see Anakin has a father to some degree and also Owen and Beru, even though they don't talk much. Especially Beru. Hello doesn't cut it. Even where they have dinner parallels the one from the original film. And the ending when Owen asks Anakin where he's going is perfect. The first time, mouthing the words, I let slip "looks like I'm going nowhere." Also we get some more backstory on the Tusken Raiders, since it seems like every time we go to Tatooine, we see them and have reason to hate them even more. The Vader shadow is good foreshadowing even though it "wasn't planned." The end shot of Anakin taking off the last time as a child and Padme standing silently with her back turned to us is classic as far as I'm concerned. Excellent chapter indeed. Some text has been trimmed at the request of the author.