Batman wrote:At which point have I defended TPM's writing? All I'm saying is that your (as in the people who think that for some arcane reason the Tax issue should have been elaborated on) are nuts. The Blockade/Invasion established what it was intended to establish-show the TF guys are the Villains. Mission accomplished. Yes. TPM is on a 10 year old's intellectual level. So are all the other Star Wars movies. Have been since ANH was simply known as Star Wars. It's easily identified Bad Guys vs easily identified Good Guys, and always has been.
No, it showed that the TF are a bunch of morons who do random things just because some hooded nobody shouts at them. It's even implied that if the Jedi had shouted at them too they'd have immediately abandoned their quest for unknown gain, Daultay Dofine didn't even need the shouting part to back down. Shows also that if the Jedi hadn't wussed out and forgotten about their superpowers when the droideka showed up the "nefarious" plot of Nicolae Palpacarpathia would have been resolved in ten minutes.
What does that mean? The TF are fucking weak in their role as villains and their motives muddled as heck. Palpacarpathia gets everything he wants because everyone else is stupid, not because he's a savvy political genius as it should be. Is that so hard to understand as a criticism?