Ugh. Mace Windu was not badass. He was boring and lame. Other than being black and having a purple lightsaber, he was about as awesome as the hundreds of other milktoast humanoid Jedi waving glowsticks in the background shots. Did he beat Palpatine straight up because he was so awesome or did Palps, who had just executed three Jedi Masters in the span of 5 seconds, throw the fight? I think the latter, but the fact that there is even an argument about this goes to show how poorly filmed that sequence was and how much of a non-entity Mace had been up until that point. He literally killed ONE GUY, one non-Force Sensitive bounty hunter, essentially one stormtrooper with a jetpack, over the course of three movies. He is the Boba Fett of the PT. I love Boba Fett, but I didn't want him in the PT and I don't want Mace in the ST (sequel trilogy).
He should not be alive. He should not come back as a Force ghost. He got his hand cut off, was fried by Force Lightning and then tossed off of one of the tallest buildings on a city planet to fall hundreds of stories to his death. He's dead. And no, he didn't learn how to become a Force Ghost from Qui-gon, who somehow managed to learn that trick AFTER HE DIED. Umm, what?
General rant tangential to this topic...
As little as possible of the PT AND OT settings/characters should be included in the ST. Everyone is way too old and they've already saved the galaxy...twice.
None of the old planets should be used again as primary settings. If I see Tatooine one more friggin time, I'll tear my hair out. You've got a million worlds to choose from and we've gone to Tatooine in Ep 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. ENOUGH SAND. I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and gets everywhere.
Watched in order, we visit the following major locations, ignoring off-hand mentions (Dantooine, Malastare, Ord Mantell), brief glimpses in montages (Naboo, Bespin and Coruscant in ROTJ) or transition scenes (Geonosis asteroid field):
TPM - Naboo, Tatooine, Coruscant
AOTC - Coruscant, Naboo, Tatooine, Kamino, Geonosis
ROTS - Coruscant, Utapau, Kashyyyk, Mustafar, Tatooine
ANH - Tatooine, Death Star, Yavin 4
TESB - Hoth, Space/Anoat Asteroid Field, Bespin, Dagobah, Rebel Fleet
ROTJ - Death Star 2, Tatooine, Dagobah, Endor, Rebel Fleet
Now be honest. Watching all six films, which locations are more interesting visually by the end?
I submit Kamino, Geonosis, Death Star I & II, Yavin 4, Hoth, Bespin, Utapau, Kashyyk, Anoat Asteroid Field, Mustafar and Endor stimulate the imagination more due to their being one-shots.
Tatooine shows up 5 times (most boringest one)
Coruscant shows up 3 times (next boringest)
Naboo, Dagobah, Rebel Fleet show up 2 times each (not too boring, still have potential)
Finally, Disney should re-re-release the OT and undo the most offensive changes Lucas made. For instance, putting young Anakin in as the Force ghost in ROTJ, having Vader yell no in ROTJ during the climax before he kills Palpatine, the entire Jedi Rocks music video in ROTJ, having Vader know Luke is his son in TESB before he speaks with the Emperor, the Han and Jabba scene in ANH with Boba Fett mugging for the camera, Han not shooting first, all of the horrendous CGI clutter ruining every single shot in Mos Eisley, the list goes on and on, but really, Disney should be able to go through and logically pick out changes that simply did nothing to improve those films.
But that's it's own thread right there.