|In Episode II, Senator Amidala comes across as the seasoned cold-hearted manipulator of an innocent young Jedi. Anakin is not experienced in the world of dating. He is in a an organization that practices celibacy. The innocent Anakin only remembers Amidala in his dreams. The mistake Anakin makes is not changing the image he has imagined in his mind about Amidala. The vixen Amidala, upon seeing the rift between Obi-Wan and Anakin, plans to take her mark. It shows so obviously by the fact that Amidala is clothed covering everything while in public; but alone with Anakin, she shows off her body more.
Amidala tempts Anakin by her lack of clothing then meanly pushes him away. Amidala gives this kiss and pulls back so quickly that it is just like getting only one potato chip. It is cruel to the guy. This kiss I would gladly give to Anakin and continue kissing until Anakin pulls away. I would follow Anakin's lead here. If things went further, well, I would not complain.
All the time, Amidala pokes and jabs at Anakin, constantly hurting his feelings. Anakin, on the other hand, was praising her and was very nice. Amidala constantly belittles Anakin's manhood by calling him "Ani" which sounds like a girl's name. He would always be called Anakin to me. If a woman puts down a person's manhood, she does not love him. In the scene where Obi-Wan and Anakin are about to separate, Amidala dares and pokes Anakin as a man by saying, "My Jedi protector has to prove how good he is." Then later, she says, "He's just a padawan learner;" embarrassing Anakin in public. No man likes to be put down in front of people. At the picnic scene, Amidala talks about how handsome her former boyfriend is, not even noticing or mentioning how handsome Anakin is. Amidala suddenly pretends that she deeply loves Anakin when they are about to be eaten in the Geonosis stadium. She is obviously a real South Carolina woman.
You wish you can be right there with Anakin when he loses his mother, to help him slice sand people and then comfort Anakin after the battle. Here is where Anakin is like a Viet Nam vet. Finally a sympathetic civilian view of the Viet Nam vet is put on screen. I wanted to shoot Amidala for looking down her dippy-hippy stuck-up nose when Anakin tells her he killed all the sand people. If Amidala really loved Anakin, she would have said they deserved it for killing Anakin's mother. When Anakin cries upon telling Amidala what he had done, this was the expression of normal human emotions. I know hardened Viet Nam vets who cried at the killing of the whole village in Vietnam. If Anakin did not cry at so young an age, you would think him non-human and cold-hearted like people of today who act like insects rather than humans.