AOTC biggest success is in finally rounding out the character of YODA. We get to see his sensitive side when he expresses his happiness that Padme is unhurt. We also see his humorous side when he tells the younglings that Obi-wan has lost a planet. Of course, then we finally get to see Yoda's kick butt side as well, finally giving him the opportunity to prove to us why he IS THE Jedi master.
But how many of you watched Yoda's mannerisms during the film? When Palpatine first suggested an "old friend, perhaps Master Kenobi," Yoda's face showed an expression of curiousity as if he knew something was going on. Later of course, we have the scene where Yoda feels Anakin's pain. Did you notice the tears welled up in Yoda's eyes? Also, When Anakin is yelling at Obiwan to land the ship to rescue Padme and the scene cuts to Yoda you can see that he is sensing Anakin's trouble.
But the scene that is the most interesting to me comes at the end of the film when Obi-wan is talking to Mace and Yoda about Sidious being behind everything. Do they know Sidious is Palpatine? Is he a clone? Was he a Jedi? What is the story here? And if they don't know who he is why do they say they are going to keep close watch on the senate? ANy Star Wars historians out there to clue me in?