It widely agreed upon that out of the three films of the Prequel Trilogy, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is the greatest one. Although it still has its fair share of criticism (Anakin's turn, CGI, Dialogue, etc), one of the most oddly popular ones I've seen floating on the internet is the role Padmé Amidala takes within this film. If you don't know what I'm talking about, basically a large margin of audience viewers were disappointed that Padmé, who was shown in TPM and AOTC as a very intelligent, idealistic, perfectly dedicated and heroic woman, became a passive and submissive pregnant wife. Some really angered by this go as far to say she has become completely unlikeable in the film, saying she became a worthless, pathetic, hopeless, helpless, weepy, timid, simpering, wimpy and whiny plot device who's only relevant action in the film is giving birth and dying. Now, am I saying one of those people? Of course not! I'm on her side , becoming more emotional and vulnerable with human reactions to her situations within the movie. There's also the point that her pregnancy would dismiss her role in the plot since Star Wars is an action-adventure film and I don't know many women who would go into open battle while 9 months in with twins. Because of that, I fully accept the direction of her character other than maybe her death scene. Now there's also story ideas and concepts of what Padmé could have done in the movie before they were cut to save time for Anakin's plot. Those you can find here: https://www.gamesradar.com/the-orig..._source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer_sfxtw If you're too lazy to watch/read, the short version was Padmé was going to plant the seeds of the Rebel Alliance and attempt to kill Anakin on Mustafar just before she knew she couldn't and Anakin would choke her and the movie stays the same from there. Now this would have been great but I believe there were two reasons they were cut: 1) The official reason was that George Lucas wanted to focus more on Anakin since this is his most important film. The original cut of Revenge was revealed to be four hours long and that was trimmed so that Anakin's turn would be the main plot with everything else sadly being discarded. 2) This is one is more of a theory but as we know, Jar Jar Binks was...let's just say not very popular and because of that, he went from being one of the central characters for Phantom Menace to background character with some plot relevance in Attack of the Clones to cameo with only one word in Revenge of the Sith, meaning Lucas listens to the criticism of the fans and rewrote his plot to please them. As we also know, another famous Prequel criticism is politics and the amount of "walking and talking" or "sitting and talking" in them. This makes me believe that when Lucas was cutting Revenge, he thought the fans would have found the Padmé scenes dull and boring and decided to remove them in favour of the Utapau subplot which is very action-pack but in all truth, not important to film other than getting Obi-Wan away from Anakin and giving a reason why the Separatist council is on Mustafar, leading to the passive role Padmé takes. So what do you guys think? Did you find Padmé likeable in III or saw it as an absolute betrayal of her character? Would you have wanted her rebellion subplot or did you think it was unnecessary?