Sure, he made some witty puns and came up with some inventive zingers. It's just that most of it had little to do with the film itself. Um, I think bad dialogue has a lot to do with "the film itself." He also complained about the bad acting, and the fact that the story in general was unnecessary and unentertaining. Those have a lot to do with "the film itself." Would you take his opinion before trusting your own? No, but then I've been well-educated regarding film myself, and I have taste. Were I hampered with poor taste in film and the utter inability to discern what an artistically successful, or "good" film constitutes, I would indeed take Mr. Ansen's opinion into account. Closer inspection would reveal that Sidious never sent Maul to kill Amidala, merely to retrieve her to sign the treaty. Closer inspection would bring up the question of why they needed her to sign the treaty at all...and besides, your answer is nonsense, considering the fact that while escaping from the planet, the Queen and her ship were heavily fired upon by the Federation ship. Explain this apparent inconsistency in the villain's motivation, if you please. I noticed that Lucas wanted to keep the secrets of the film for opening night. What secrets? TPM had no twist. He was gracious enough to allow them to view the film early, so that they could have as much time as they needed to put their reviews together for opening day, Gracious? "Uh, thank you for letting us see your bloated banal overhyped blockbuster a week or two early, Mr. Lucas. You're a saint." and all he asked was that they waited for that day. Why? There were no plot twists to hide. If he were really trying to hide the actual quality of the film, why not make them wait until opening day like everyone else? Because the buzz will turn hellaciously negative on a film that won't even screen for critics at all. It's outright admitting you've made garbage. Trying to hold back reviews is the same priciple, but less definite. It's not like they took the week to come up with those scathing rants they tried to pass off as intelligent consideration of the film in question. Perhaps they were saving their intelligent consideration for considerably intelligent films, and not TPM.