Anakinfan, I certainly agree with you on all points. However, I think you overestimate the weight "chicks like" statements hold. There are a lot of conflicting stereotypes, especially in that area - the pinch of salt is built in. Don't forget also, that his target audience is savvy enough to know a stereotype when it hears one. You and PiettsHat aren't appreciating how much Stolkassa seems to understand Attack of the Clones! "They suck" maybe be the entire premise, but it isn't focused. It's just scattershot trashing of everything he observes with varying degrees of seriousness. Padme's "mixed signals" and Anakin's numerous "smooth moves" are important to the story. By pointing out all the dissonance in the development of Anakin and Padme's relationship, he explains the scenes very well! Whether he liked it or not, the movie made him think. We're supposed to feel stupid for Anakin when he apologizes for kissing her, and we're supposed to cringe when he tries to "excuse me" Padme in front of the queen. (Notice how Plinkett identifies Anakin's apologetic AND his domineering attitudes as turn-offs, and even makes a joke of it). We're supposed to notice how comfortable and casual her initial interest in Anakin seems in contrast to her clothes and choice of setting (and sometimes words), especially in front of Anakin's excruciatingly dramatic speech. We're supposed to wonder what's going on in Padme's head when she forgives Anakin for turning into a monster over the death of his mommy. In a lot of ways, he reads the film correctly, and it's fully appropriate of him to use relevant real-world stereotypes in his review because the movie itself faces head-on many of those issues which are so commonly oversimplified.