As Ekenobi pointed out, exactly WHAT is Lucas' fault? Lucas wrote TPM and co-wrote AOTC. He created the story and directed the films as well as being involved in practically every stage of the creation of the films. I think both of these films are awful, mainly due to the bad script and a bad story. There is no proof, no evidence that TPM was a BAD movie. There is ONLY your opinion, and all that means is that YOU didn't like it. There is no proof it is a good movie. It's all subjective. Woohoo. And yes, I know that there are other people who didn't like it. Have you ever heard of the vocal minority? It's pretty much how political correctness came about, and the reason my kids can't celebrate Christmas in their schools. Whaaa? Vocal minorities stopped your kids from celebrating christmas at school but on the plus side the chances are that half the things your kids learn at school are the results of the work of vocal minorities, so I guess you have to take the rough with the smooth. And it's also what we have here; some people who LOVED TPM, a whole bunch of people who thought it was good, like the OT, and some people who absolutely LOATHED it, for whatever reason. Yes. I'm one of those people who loathed it. There are a lot of people who loath it. As you pointed out, they do so for a number of reasons, like the bad acting, bad dialogue bad storytelling etc etc etc. But it IS NOT because it is a bad movie, but rather because IT WAS NOT THE MOVIE THEY WANTED TO SEE AFTER SIXTEEN YEARS! That's all I, and many other people have been trying to say. Right, let me tell you something. My dislike of TPM has NOTHING TO DO WITH SIXTEEN YEARS WORTH OF EXPECTATIONS. You understand that? I wasn't even born when ANH was released. My dislike of TPM and AOTC has nothing do with my expectations. I dislike it because I thought the story was dull, badly structured and badly told, with shockingly bad acting and some of the worst dialogue I have ever heard. Now, before someone feels the need to tell me that I am wearing rose coloured spectacles and that the OT was the same, let me say that you are entitled to that opinion, but I disagree. I feel that the OT is superior to the PT in nearly every department with the exception of some of the SFX If you don't like the movie, that is your right, and there is nothing wrong with not liking it. But blaming Lucas because he didn't meet YOUR expectations, regardless of how right or wrong those exectations might be, is childish, and aren't we all better than that? I'd like to think we are. GL wrote ANH. I think ANH is fantastic. If I praise him for writing stuff I think is great, why is it childish to criticise him for writing stuff I think is rubbish?