Sebulba-Dug, you've hit the nail on the head, my friend! IMO, the PT will *never* even come close to living up to the legacy of the OT. Although the new triology still awaits its conclusion, this is blatantly obvious. It takes no genius to see that Episode I & II simply didn't "grab" people the way to OT did. Sure, lots of kids are watching the flicks, but, if you're honest with yourself, you just *know* they will forget them almost in a heartbeat; the same way they'll rather quickly forget about Matrix, MIB or pretty much any other film. There is nothing in the PT that really stands out among the masses of movies kids can choose from these days. There is - no - magic. Why is that? Honestly, I think it *has* to do with the ridiculous overuse of CGI. Now don't give me some standard lines about how advanced this technology is, and how ILM can't really build this and that, and yadda yadda yadda. I am not stupid. I know that, and I know that, in some cases, CGI is more than justified. However, not in all. IMHO, just because you *can* do it on your computer doesn't mean you *should*. I happen to be one of those that know what Sebulba Dug is talking about when he claims the models and puppets of the OT felt more real. Face it, they did. Because they were not as overly clean and shiny and sleek as the stuff we see in the PT. So, why didn't Lucas use a healthy mixture of good CGI and models? Because the industry would -- as some claim -- laugh at him? Well, since when does he care, people?! The man himself stated on multiple ocassions that he doesn't give a cr@p about the critics - and the movies are getting bashed anyways. So why not use some old school tricks to make those films stand out amodifferent from the antisepthic flicks of today? Why in the world did the PT have to turn into a bag of fancy animations and a crapload of explosions? What did Lucas have to prove? That he can create a few hundred of computer-animated sets with coutnless aliens running around? Well, we knew that before he did it. We knew it since we know about the possibilities of modern technology. We knew it because it's been done before in similar fashion. Nothing groundbreaking or innovative there, George. Sorry. So the effects aren't likely to make a lasting impression on kids. Then what could? The story of course! Yes, the story could. But does it? No. Obviously, the story of the PT is more confusing than that of the OT, but I still think it could've been pulled off much better. The pacing just seems very, very weird. We have pretty much no tangible story in TPM, than a lot of choppy, loosely connected stuff going on in AOTC, and, as it looks, as real *bulk* of film left to go with Episode III. Too many different characters, too. I mean, come on, just look at freakin' Maul! Why kill a potentially great villain just to introduce yet another Sith Lord *at the end* of Ep II? I mean, we all know Dooku's bound to meet a sticky end in EpIII anyways, given the fact that he is of *no* importance in the OT. So, why bother?! jango is another good example. All those two-second characters are really annoying and confusing, IMO. "Oh yeah, let's introduce a totally new guy and have him do some important stuff, then let's kill him off although we could need him again. But we can make up yet another guy if it really becomes neccessary." Superb, George, superb... Now, people, don't flame me, call me a basher or yell at me to leave these boards. I AM a SW fan. Have been for a while. And I still hope that, with Episode III still coming, the PT might somehow shape up to something. At the moment, however, it looks like those movies live sorely on their name tag and some extensive media hype, but will not mean anything in the long run. I hope it won't be that way. But it sure looks like it. Out.