Still, Obi-Wan NEVER called Anakin a "pathetic life form." And I still wonder why Obi-Wan's putting Jar Jar in with the droids is never commented on. THAT is one scene is worthy of comment. As far as the novel goes, Qui-Gon wants Obi-Wan to put Jar Jar somewhere safe where he won't accidentally interfere with anything, but even there, it seems the choice is up to Obi-Wan. I find that, without further explanation, to be rather callous of Obi-Wan (even if prudent, and such is not made clear). I also think audiences always have to make certain assumptions and fill in certain blanks. A movie cannot display everything. Nuances - in facial expressions, vocal inflections and such have to convey such things and as such, elicit somewhat different reactions from the audience. Some are a bit "better" at seeing/hearing these subleties and others not (this is not a qualitative judgment). I see a twinkle, hear a hint of a laugh in that scene where others only see derision and scorn. I'm not saying I'm right and others are wrong; I am not saying that they are right and I am wrong. I do say if we discuss our viewpoints and are open to the possibility of being wrong, we may come to more of an agreement over what we've seen/heard and if this intent could have been better conveyed.