lets face it people george lucas isnt in his thirtys anymore, hes not as hip as he once was.it happens to the greatest entertainers. .ive enjoyed ep one and two greatly but theyre subpar when contemplating their potential.first up im sorry but i think doug chang isnt that great, good but not great. hes had a hand in great stuff dont get me wrong(watto,pods,etc etc. but bullsh#t like the transforming droid slash spaceships are laughable when compared to the realness of the ot come on that crap belongs in a cartoon,whats more is why lucas allowed rubbish.when i look at alot of his scetches in the art of ep two book i say to myself man this is sh#t.i wish george still employed mcquarrie a big mistake in my book, i know i know george wanted a bit of a different look well ralph could have given him this,when i see chang in interviews he comes off as kind of a dork to me. he says he was somewhat influenced by star trek well i kind of think thats where he belongs. second. as much as i loved the casting decisions six yrs ago now i question them,i know its hindsight but i think ultimatly natalie portman was the wrong choice,way wrong.this coming from one of her big fans. it hasnt been terible or anything but she just dosnt work anywhere near what someother maybe unknown could have supplyd i dont know somethings just wrong about it i see natalie not padme.she just dosnt fit,im happy with ep 2 anakin but he looks to NOW if you catch my drift.most other roles im fine with esp (obi wan)shmi, qui etc. third a much debated topic...cgi, well as anakin sais overkill master'digital stormtroopers=dosnt make sense no matter how good alot of cgi works subconsiously your brain just cant buy it thats why when i watch the last part of aotc i just shake my head at what could have been.digital yoda, well the puppet is gone we now have one that can make more animated facial expressions can squint his eyes more has a tongue that moves is puppeted by robl coleman and not frank oz,i dont feel like getting to much into this so all ill simply say is sometimes less is more and george made another bad decision. george penned a great story.but he hasnt directed one,if he would had handed the directorial rieghns off to other creative people i feel we would have all benefitted more for it,oh yeah and r2 ans 3po in my opinion shouldnt have been as central to the story of the main charachters as they are. like 3po said in one of the most dissapointing few minutes in the history of the star wars franchise when lucas butcher'd the perfectness of one his greatest charachters in C3po in that lame lame droid factory...................."ITS A NIGHTMAAAAAAAAAAARE!!! oh well i guess no ones perfect right,george.we all lose our zing at sometime,for all my disapointment ive still seen ep one and two over 30 times combined so this isnt some big trajedy im rambling about, i just held the star wars saga in higher regard once upon a time six yrs ago. well at least john williams still is on top of his game thats what really truly matters most anyway.