until ROTS of course. 1.) Qui-gon is a commanding presence 2.) Obi-wan is swashbuckling and not timid. 3.) I found Anakin's story completely interesting...i enjoyed how fate brought all things together. Anakin is 9 and he seemed like one to me so i thought the actor was great. 4.) i thought they did an excellent job of foreboding things to come. I was like...man this poor little guys is going to be the infamous Darth Vader...how sad. 5.) The only great light saber duel to date. Maul was cool and Obi-Wan wasss pissed. I thought the older lights saber duel were really stiff. I thought it had comedy, drama, and action. I think some think they are too cool to like Jar Jar so they decided to hate the whole thing. I absolutely loved it.