Silly doesn't mean "suck"
All three original trilogy Star Wars moments had some silly parts.
it wasn't until Phantom Menace that it actually sucked.
The above paragraph also perfectly describes the first Star Wars prequel. Fool me once shame on you.... fool me... won't get fooled again.
the movie that i would like to see made would be a PREQUEL OF A PREQUEL.
sounds crazy, but DARTH MAUL: SHADOW HUNTER
would make a fantastic movie. suspense never stops and reading this book, i was on the edge of my chair until the very end, and then some.
DMSH clues in to the "bigger picture" of the entire deception
of the Star Wars Episodes 1-6 movies. There are other books before DMSH (Cloak of Deception and Darth Maul: Sabateur) that really
set EVERYTHING up, but that is for another movie and discussion... long live Captain Cole!
DMSH goes back and forth between Darth Maul's vantage point and that of the group he's hunting down; a Padawan, an opportunist and his partner droid who have vital information if they can just get back to the Jedi temple alive. the book literally end's in palpatine's hand as the blockade of Naboo begins, the very start of Episode I.
Another SW book that would make a killer movie would be Shadows of the Empire
in which Darth Vader is trying to find Luke alive before the Dark Prince Xisor can find him dead. this one leads right into Return of the Jedi and it explains how Leia ends up in the bounty hunter suit when she rescues Han Solo.... not to mention the steamy scene between Xisor, a reptillian womanizer and the helpless Leia.
Phantom is a "necessary" part of the story as it's the intro for Anakin, but Phantom isn't the "best" story.
but if you read the books, you can get a better understading of the "silliness" of some of Lucas' characters. there is always a reason behind their silliness. R2D2 is actually the best example, and "it's" in every movie.