if a film fails to allow the audience to understand and empathize with the motivations of the characters, then the film has failed on the most basic level. Very true. But that's the thing...the film didn't fail for me in that regard. Nor did it fail for millions of other people who love the film, despite the makeup of those who post in the prequel movie forums. I'm sorry it failed you. I feel fortunate. Jen: scroll up in the thread, you'll see what I mean.