Based off my original post, this is to Gonk. Perhaps I'm not explaining myself clearly: YES, I hope the characters change, but I prefer it to be consistant. The ESB romance: at the beginning of the film, Han and Leia are bickering with acid tongues; really insulting each other. By the middle of the film, the much of the acid has evaporated, they still argue but with less vitrol and they even share a kiss. By the end, NO acid, and they declare their love. The romance has built. Now imagine, that they were mean to each other in one scene, then romantic toward each other, then bickered, then romantic, then diplomatic... well you see how this could destroy the flow and seem inconsistant? Well, that's how the AotC romance comes across to me (that is until Ani/Amidala reach Tatooine, after that point I think everything works fine). One more note, in ESB, Han & Leia kiss, then Leia pulls away. She's stopped it and the romantic aspect leaves their interaction UNTIL Han's smart thinking hides the Falcon on the Star Destroyer and then Leia pecks him one on the check. So we see how she might warm back to romance: he did something really impressive. Now look at AotC, Ani & Amidala kiss, then Amidala pulls away. She's stopped it, Ani looks completely confused by her and a tad frustrated... we cut away... then the next time we see them, they're in a playful romantic conversation about her ex-boyfriend?!? We didn't see why Amidala would suddenly warm back up to Ani. If the middle romantic section works for you, great. I had trouble with the flow, and that's what my original post was about.