SAFFSMALE-- If what you were saying is true, then as an adult now, I would not enjoy any Star Wars movies because the movies did not "grow up" like I did. But I love the OT and I still love watching it now. I also like ROTJ. I did back when I first saw it and still do now. I don't think any of my issues have to do with growing up save for the fact that I can easily judge a movie on its merits now than when I was 10. There were many aspects of TPM I did not like and yes, if I was a child, I am sure I may have overlooked much of it. But I think that as an adult, I should enjoy the movie without having to pretend I'm a different age. For example, I love the Lion King. It's a kid's movie (much moreso than say a movie like Shrek--which I also liked, but clearly had lots of adult-oriented humour). It's a cartoon. I think it's a great movie. I don't mind childish themes or characters. I don't mind goofy sidekicks. But the movie itself still has to be good. And I am not saying AOTC was bad. I DON'T think it was bad. But I do think that Jedi should have figured out the so-called "mystery". It's obvious by the arena scene as to what is going on. It's hard to believe that between all of them, they could not figure out that the Clone War was a sham. I think you're right that these movies do return us to our childhood and should be enjoyed that way. But we can still ask questions and point things out about the films that we have issues with. I just don't think we can go ahead and tell people who criticise AOTC why they think the way they do. Just like I would not say that anyone who loves the movie is "just pretending" or something like that. Anyway, I don't think we are really at odds here. *turning saber off* PLUTONIUM-- I do think you're being very civil and I understand your opinion on TPM. I'm glad AOTC renewed your love for the saga.