I saw Star Wars Episode III. I’m apalled that the man who created Princess Leia could write Padme. He made her so weak and spineless. Princess Leia would have ended that mess fifteen minutes into the movie.
There were plenty of other inconsistencies in the movie, but I am willing to forgive them. What I can’t forgive Lucas for is turning Padme into a weak and submissive character. I think of the little girls all over the nation playing Star Wars.
“You have to be Padme.”
“I don’t want to be Padme.”
“You have to be Padme. You’re the only girl.”
“She doesn’t get to do anything. Can’t I be R2-D2? R2 kicks ass!”
“You’d rather be a droid than a girl?”
“I’d rather be a droid than Padme.”
Considering how agressive women can get when they are pregnant, Padme should have taken him out with a kitchen knife in his sleep. Anakin wouldn’t have had a chance to go to the dark side.