You know, you really should cut back on the hyperbole. "if you don't understand this, you don't understand anything" is just that. What comes before is also full of nonsense. Trust me, I know what it is that you are claiming, but I think much of it is what you have added to it.....you have stretched this idea a little further than the reality of what is on screen can account for. Its a story....that's right, and what I see are superfluous elements added into the story which serve no further purpose; I see contrivance in the scene setting. Some of the most obvious being Anakin being taken along into a war zone (I don't know what else to call an area which has recently been invaded, is garrisoned by that invading army and all of its weapons, and has detainment camps). There's also the contrivance of having Qui-Gon stumped at not being able to get the parts to fix a very expensive (ie it is worth alot of money) ship on a planet where Obi-Wan and Luke buy a ride out of of by selling a beat up old speeder. I would not think to describe somebody who does not see those contrivances as stupid, as simply not able to 'get' it because they don't understand, I'll simply point them out. Nor would I think to judge someobody's intelligence upon the basis that they didn't see it the same way as me. I'd be interested to know why they don't. Let's take an example you gave of where it is considered that 'cleverness' is important.. Here's how it goes. I think it is contrived to invoke the 'power' of Anakin and to set up this 'theme' of symbiosis. But that's all it is there for. The 'theme' really doesn't play out very powerfully. Midiclorians are never again a major part of the discussion. Same goes for the 'living force' which you have contrived a whole meaning from and for ....but that is not explained verbally, visually or any other way - you've added that yourself. As for it being to convince us how dogmatic the Jedi were....what? Says who? Says you. I have pointed out the, to me, obvious difference between the OT descriptions of the Force and the PT. That there is a difference is not difficult to see (though some would argue otherwise). But that we are to determine how dogmatic they are through that? Nah. You've decided that. You have added that meaning to it. It is not there but for intelligence, it is there because you choose to see it that way. The same with Qui-Gon as the prototypical Darth Vader, I would be very surprised to find that was a theme that GL was aiming for. And, as for "Anakin is no sneak..." He lied to the Jedi Order about his marriage to Padmé, he didn't bother to tell them about his murder spree on Tatooine or the ....details of Dooku's demise. He is perfectly capable of sneaking. Honestly, telling people they're just not as clever as you are because they don't agree with you, even believing it.... who is it, really, that lacks understanding at a basic level?