I love the original trilogy with my whole heart. Empire is in my top 3 favorite films of all time.
Right there with you.
but you MUST agree. the midichlorian bullshit is on the same level as the idea that Neo is simply a pawn of the Machines and that he is part of a process that has already run its course five times before. The mystery gets shat upon. the force was beautiful without any of that nonsense.
Yeah, the midichlorians thing was kind of a lame attempt at inserting something "science-y" sounding into what had been straight ahead mysticism. It was Lucas forgetting that his creation was at its best as fantasy-in-space; didn't really feel like Star Wars. (Robot Chicken pretty much nails it.