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Bad Writing

Anakin: "You are so... beautiful."
Padme: "It's only because I'm so in love."
Anakin: "No, it's because I'm so in love with you."

Please excuse us as we take a moment to swallow our vomit. Unfortunately, cases of sickeningly shallow dialogue such as this crop up throughout the new trilogy. To Lucas' credit, he never proclaimed to be a master dialogue writer, but the prequels set the bar so low it can't be overlooked. The romance scenes are shameful and cringe-worthy, Samuel Jackson sounds like a dumbass, and any confrontations involving Anakin feel phony. How good could the prequels have been with properly-written dialogue? Probably a great deal. Too bad we'll never know. Check out the above link for more horrible dialogue moments.