This is one of the many reasons why the Star Wars saga is so successful. On the surface, it can be enjoyed as a simple adventure film with a thin plot, but as you start to put more weight on the inner workings of the plot and characters, you discover that it can withstand a considerable amount of scrutiny. I agree with you, except that is why I don?t like TPM to a point. Any of the important details are obvious. Either that or they are not there. Like I said, to me, the Pally/Sid thing was obvious. (The Abstract that is so sad, your response to my post. True, but sad.) What else was there besides introductions and a simplistic stand alone story? With the OT and AOTC, I can not think too much into it, and get the story. Or I can think about it, and ask "wait a second, does this make sense?" and say 'yes it does if you think about it like this.' I could not think deeply about anything in TPM. That is sort of why I say it is a kid?s film because I was not, or can not do that. AOTC on the other hand. I need to see it more to really start looking deeply into it, but from what i read (the novel) and what i remember seeing, there is allot to think about. Allot to wonder. The Death Star plans are a good start (man that was cool in the theater, i saw them before they were made obvious, and I was telling my friend "Look"). Anakin, how evil is he truly. Now that I think about it, Lucas didn?t try to make TPM in that gray area. Wasn't TPM supposed to show the golden age before the Empire. Which is strange that it was meant to do that since the galaxy had slavery, death, a corrupt senate, ect...?