The nightclub scene in Coruscant IMO is a forgettable, under-developed scene that lacked 'atmosphere' or real tension. Everybody remembers the original Cantina scene, and for good reasons; A. it showcased a diverse set of dastardly aliens, B. it had a memorable music score, C. and it exuded a sense of menace, danger, and overall unfriendliness for our hero Luke (and of course the droids had to wait outside). Imagine if GL had painted this scene with the same care. Little things I imagine that could have elevated this sequence: - Mean, BIG Bouncers at the door. They let the changeling inside (as she may have 'changed'* into the right look, while they initially halt Obi-Wan and Anakin at the door. *At least then there would be a reason why Lucas made the character a changeling. - While Obi-Wan tries the more peaceful mind control approach to entering ("You don't need to see our identification, You will let us in, etc."), Anakin loses patience (as always) and throws two light force chokes (recalling Luke with the Gamorrean Guards). this upsets Obi-Wan, but the two tread on inside anyway. - Rather than a few glaring cameos by GL's daughter, and 3PO and Jar-Jar out-of-costume, and rather than a mixed crowd of non-threataning, clean models and sports fans, Obi-Wan and Anakin would find a crowd of dangerous, drunken patrons, i.e. Swoop Bike Gangsters, Pirates, Smugglers, Gamblers, Bounty Hunters, Hookers and maybe we can keep the Death Sticks dealer. A place that makes the Cantina look tame. We've already seen the high society of Coruscant, so let's see the low-lifes? - The lighting, room designs and music would all be different obviously. Dimmer lights, more shadows, and either some house band (ala Max Rebo) or heavy-techno-inspired track could be playing. Ben Burt could think of something fitting. - Now obviously, Obi-Wan and Anakin have to really be on their guard. Aside from a Changeling Assassin lurking somewhere, there's unfriendlies everywhere. This would cause tension for the obvious reasons, but furthermore it would make Obi-Wan nervous knowing his Padawan is always up for a fight. Once Obi-Wan cuts off the hand of his would-be assassin (as in the film), the crowd of unfriendlies would immediately back off these bad-ass Jedi. In the end, these changes wouldn't necessarily have to change the running time of the sequence (no more than 15-20 seconds to accomodate the quick exchange with the Bouncers), but at least we would be left with an atmospheric, tense scenario. And who's never wished they could use the Force, or a lightsaber, on some of those cocky bouncers? That's fantasy-fulfillment. These are just ideas. Nobody get offended. Anyone else have other Missed Opportunity ideas for this or other scenes? And please, no "I like the movie just the way it is" comments. They don't help.