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 8 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 5: Old Friends DISCUSSION: September 8, 2004 - September 12, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 7:00 - 10:28 Synopsis: The film continues outside Padme Amidala's apartment. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his padawan Anakin Skywalker are in a clear turbolift. Anakin is nervous and Obi-Wan senses it. Anakin explains that this is the first time that he has seen Padme since the Battle of Naboo, ten year ago. The turbolift stops. The Jedi are greeted by Representative Jar-Jar Binks. Jar-Jar tells Padme that the Jedi have arrived. Padme welcomes them. Captain Typho shows his gratitude for the Jedi's inovlvement. They sit down and Padme tells the Jedi that she wants to know who the assassin is. Moment later, Anakin and Obi-Wan get into a heated discussion about Jedi mandates and security. Padme steps in the discussion and states that she believes the assassin will reveal themselves again. She leaves the room. Anakin speaks to Jar-Jar about Padme almost forgetting him. Obi-Wan assures Anakin that she did seem pleased to see them. Obi-Wan heads to check on the security. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: Another scene of exposition. I like Padme's apartment. The colors contrast Palpatine's office wonderfully. The color imagery between these two individuals elaborates upon their character very well. It is good that most of this set was built against green screen. This was the perfect scene to reintroduce the main characters to one another again. There are so many character traits fleshed out in this scene. Anakin is the youthful, defiant apprentice. Obi-Wan is mannered teacher. Padme is still very political but still has that innocence from The Phantom Menace. Replacing Panaka with Typho and Sabe with Dorme were tricky, but I think both improved on their predecessors. I love the semi-heated discussion between Anakin and Obi-Wan. Shows already a wedge being driven between master and apprentice Then there is our good friend Jar-Jar. I love that silent Breaking the Fourth Wall before telling Anakin "This is the happiest she's been in a long time." In my mind it's like Jar-Jar's saying "I'm back, You can't get rid of me." I think the greeting was over done. I mean Jar-Jar was with Qui-Gon more than Obi-Wan. How can he be that excited. That was just over doing it in my opinion. Another good scene. Having four exposition scenes in a row in difficult for an action movie, but the anticipation for the next action sequence is worth a few extra minutes.