much of the dialogue, especially between Anakin & Padme was agonizing to hear & seemed so contrived that I had a hard time immersing myself in those scenes. Quite the opposite, the Anakin & Padme scenes are my favorite parts in AOTC, I see awesome chemistry between Hayden and Natalie, the chemistry is one important reason why I love their romance. In 1977, when I was 12, Star Wars saved my soul and sanity, Mr. Lucas. I would hop the No. 37 bus from Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland to get to Severance Mall and sit through the movie three times in an afternoon to escape a stepfather who specialized in verbal abuse and mental cruelty. At that age, I could've just as easily fallen in with the wrong crowd. Star Wars gave six hours of pure joy on many a dreary Saturday in that year. That cast had chemistry. We loved them. We rooted for them. I think this quote explain a lot. George M. Thomas's attachment to the OT makes him impossible to view the PT with an open mind, IMHO.