Actually, the Fellowship does have the potential to be the greatest saga. The books are incredible, so it's a great starting point. But I would not give it the crown yet. So I am wondering about all of the people who told the critics of TPM on this site "The reaosn why you had problems with TPM is because your expectations were too high! You had your own concept of how the movie should be and had no respect for GL!!" How many of you have been on here saying AOTC will be the best of the saga?? Are your expectations too high?? That said, I am amped up for AOTC, I feel certain it has TPM beat out in terms of quality. I still don't think it beat out TPM in terms of ticket sales though. The hype for TPM was the most ever. Ever. how do you beat that? And I feel bad because I have not read this thread since last week. but I have to respond to a post from page 10. HBMC-KLOON said: "Oh so what now? AOTC is a rip off of Leaping Bullfrog, Crouching Watermelon? Please, "Lovers that cannot be together" has been around longer than it. Stop being so narrow minded." I did not say anything about lovers not being together. I spoke about two warriors who have a code that forbids them from sharing their love with each other. The 2 warriors in CTHD were not "lovers." They followed the code until the end of the movie. And if you don't think Anakin is like Jen, then I guess you did not pay attention to the movie. In fact I wish Anakin was more like Jen in TPM. She was the perfect ultra-precocious, temperemental apprentice, intending to do good but often succumbing to evil. I am not saying AOTC is a rip-off, but it seems very, very coincidental that the same theme appears. Just like it seems very concidental than in the early promo illustrations for AOTC, Obi Wan strikes the same pose (sword raised above shoulder on the side of his face at eye level with his free hand extedned fully in front of him in knife position) that Jen strikes at the beginning of her duel in the training yard with Shui Lin, which was also used as a promo photo for CTHD. Just like I think it's a very big coincidence that AOTC which was in pre-production in 2000/01 just happens to have a GLADIATORial arena scene. from HBMC-KLOON-- "Now I liked Hidden Salt-Shaker, Flying Catapillar, it was a fun movie and actually had a serious side to it (even if the in the tree tops scene was a little over the top for my tastes). " So the tree top scene was over the top, but the 2-headed podrace announcer monstrosity wasn't???? Please!! And you're calling me narrow-minded.