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.
You're defending it right now.
No I'm not.
The tax issue doesn't need to be elaborated on it just needs to be written in such a way that we know how it motivates our main villains.
IOW, you do
want it to be elaborated on when the whole purpose of the issue was to show the TF were the Bad Guys, nothing more.
Right now they have no motivation and that is shitty writing, unless you are 10.
Yeah, that's a great counterargument when I already admitted
that TPM was essentially geared to be understandable by 10 year olds.
If you think that's nuts, fantastic, you can remove yourself from the conversation regarding story because you don't can about competent writing.
Competent writing doesn't mean giving you
want, it means giving the target audience
what[/i]they[/i] want. At that, TPM seems to have succeeded.
Was Vader a good guy or a bad guy in Jedi? I mean, since they are easily identifiable?
He was a Bad Guy that, at the last minute, changed sides?
Han Solo was a smuggler out for himself at the beginning or ANH but his character changed by the end (this is called an arc) and risked his own life for the rebellion without thought of personal gain. He doesn't start off not as a hero but grows into one. A concept even a 10 year old can most likely grasp, but one Lucas couldn't write for a single character in TPM. So please stop drawing parallels between the writing in TPM and ANH.
I will the moment you admit the writing in TPM was easily understandable by
10 year olds. I have, at no time, argued anything except