Greetings. Lately, I've noticed an influx of threads bashing George Lucas's recent film, Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones. This, in my opinion, is MOST unfortunate. Now to tell you the truth, Phantom Menace wasn't my favorite flick, and I still had my doubts about GL's next two movies. In fact, I went to watch Attack of the Clones without being incredibly hyped and hadn't spoon-fed myself the entire plot by surfing the web for the lastest spoilers. So, on May 16th 2002, I went to the local theatre to watch the movie. I was AMAZED! It just seemed like Star Wars all over again. Sidious, Shmi's death, Anakin's arm being whaled off by Dooku, and Yoda's incredible lightsaber display held my attention and provided that rush that only SW can give. Then I logged on and saw a magnitude of critics bashing the most creative and innovative man in the history of filmmaking. I guess my point, if you're still reading, is that we as Star Wars fanatics should look in the mirror and realize that we're spending our time discussing topics that are interesting, humorous, and fun to talk about. And we all have George Lucas to thank. I'm hoping that more of us will allow ourselves to be entertained and not spoil the final film in the most incredibl theatrical run in history for ourselves! Thanks for listening! YJ edit: I think we're done here.