"Its just too short, and too flat. For the start of Anakin's fall, the emotional tension of the scene should have been phenomenal, instead we have a scene which feels like Lucas just wanted over and done with. The fact that audiences actually laughed during that scene, possibly the single most important scen in the saga, should be a pretty good indication that he did a poor job." Personally, I think that says more about how many immature idiots go to the movies rather than whether Lucas did a bad job. I remember reading an article about inner city school kids being shown Schindler's List and laughing at it. I guess that means Spielberg did a "poor job" with that film, too. I don't deny that the acting and dialogue in AOTC could have been better, but that was more than made up by the film's triumph in every other area. Spielberg has made some real masterpieces in the last decade, but I don't think he's made a fun adventure movie since Jurassic Park. The Lost World seemed to indicate that he's lost interest in that type of filmmaking, so I don't see why he'd even want to direct a Star Wars film.