Hello y'all. I'd like to start this topic by sharing my thoughts on Episode 2. As I expected, Lucas does not pay much importance to the acting as opposed to the extensive work in special effects. Natalie Portman used to impress me quite some deal with her acting skills, but in AOTC, she seems somewhat vain and shallow. (specially the part where she sees Anakin for the first time!!, "Ani!, is that U?"!!!) She should have played a more agressive stand, such as Leia's in EMB. The music was superb (AS USUAL!).. thanx to the genious of John Williams. The story was good, but i can't help but feel that Lucas had cut the film too much. There seem to be many scenes missing. As much as I love SW, I give this movie a decent 7, in a 1 to 10 scale.