Padme Amidala (Movie Version)
Padme Amidala is an extremely important character in the Star Wars saga. She is the mother of Luke and Leia and the wife of Anakin Skywalker. She’s also a former Queen of Naboo and a senator of the Galactic Senate. She’s portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman in the films so it’s very surprising that she comes off so bland.
Padme is just a very stiff and formal character who lacks personality. In The Phantom Menace, she is very rigid as the Queen of Naboo, but that is more because she has to be. When she’s exploring Tatooine with Qui-Gon and Jar Jar she shows a little bit of character but is still very stiff and formal in her interactions with Shmi and even Anakin.
In Attack of the Clones, Padme’s arc gets very strange. She is reunited with Anakin Skywalker and he doesn’t hide his feelings for her, and immediately begins acting very creepily. He then talks down to her very angrily in front of the Naboo High Council. Just a few scenes later, she is suddenly kissing this aggressive creeper after he talks about hating sand. Padme then devolves into a character who mostly just talks lamely about love and eventually marries the creeper Jedi. Her attraction to Anakin makes no sense and makes one wonder what the heck she is thinking.
Yes, she goes on an adventure with Anakin as the attempt to rescue Obi-Wan and gets her hands dirty. That spunk was good to see but it’s too little too late. In Revenge of the Sith, she basically just worries about Anakin the whole time, before uncharacteristically dying in childbirth.
Padme is basically a knock off version of Leia who isn’t nearly as interesting as her daughter. The Clone Wars tv show does a much better job of bringing her to life and giving her more to do than just swoon over the Jedi she is fated to procreate with.