Something that's bothered me in the past ten years has been the rate at which we've seen big Hollywood blockbusters in exactly the same mold as the "Star Wars" movies-- special-effects extravaganzas with paper-thin plots and two-dimensional characters (not that there's anything wrong with that)-- that more often than not recieve glowing reviews from critics and fanboys alike, the same one who will almost always offer nothing but the most scathing takes on the Prequels. Granted, everybody's entitled to their opinions, but there are times when I see people criticizing TPM, AOTC, ROTS or TCW for reasons that could just as easily be applied to any of the big, accolades-winning pieces of high-concept entertainment from the past decade, which strikes me as rather willfully ignorant. What's good for the goose ought to be good for the gander, yes? Here, I'd like to see people share some of the flaws you see in some of the other big blockbusters of recent years that people have made no end of excuses for, while continuing to bash the Prequels. Extra points for those who are willing to point out flaws that the PT and other films (or television series, for that matter) have in common, but nobody's ever willing to admit for the other film. Even more extra points if you're willing to offer examples from films that you, yourself, consider yourself a fan of. My first example-- scatalogical humor in TPM and "Fellowship of the Ring". I've heard countless LOTR fans complain about the short bits on Tatooine where Jar-Jar steps in alien droppings (I think there's a t-shirt that says something about that) and where the Eopie farts in his face. Fair enough. But none of them ever seem to mind about the extreme close-up of the giant pile of poodoo that the hobbits nearly tumble into ("Ooh! That was close!") after being chased out of some farm like Peter Rabbit, or the bits where Merry and Pippin get gas from too much Elvish bread. That's not just the pot calling the kettle black. That's the pot calling names at the damn tea.