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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love.
Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.
obi-wan: the planet is supposed to be right here but it's not, can you get the children to help me find it
yoda: dude it's right there
obi-wan: oh yeah
George Lucas's Star Wars saga - a mythological amalgamation of Kurosawa, F.W. Murnau, Flash Gordon etc. - is radicalized through the vivid prospect of advancing technology. If the evolution of film form is just as dependent on the gear as the artists behind the camera, then Lucas is undoubtedly one of the greats (even when casting aside box office totals and, to quote Spaceballs, "merchandizing, merchandizing, merchandizing!"), but Lucas weaves tech progression into the narrative itself. While The Phantom Menace was a visceral puzzle piece birthed out of 70s blockbuster ingenuity, then Attack of the Clones is a heads-first operatic dive into the sunset of a society, a galaxy, a government. Its politics are ambiguous and undefined - as…
Caught this on TV in France when I was on vacation a couple years ago, and even though I could hardly understand a word of the dubbed version, I was enraptured by its images and its miraculous sense of sound design (those Seismic Charges tho). Watching it with the dialogue intact is frustrating, especially because Lucas' vision is so grand and ambitious. It's like watching a child trying to put a puzzle together. You want to help them along the way, but it is essential that the child works through it on their own. The uneasiness comes from the idea that they'll never solve the puzzle.
That little green fella from the Vodafone ads must be desperate for money to appear in this shit.
Don't let Jar-Jar Lloyd fever cloud your mind; this is the worst Star Wars in a walk. It's every bit the simpleton kids tale as the first, but now it's dressed up in guise of a movie meant for grown-ups (or whatever passes for grown-up among die-hards). This leads to love scenes that sound like they were written by an 11-year-old and an emphasis on action that makes up for the relative dearth of it in the last film by just throwing as much shit as possible into the frame, nearly all of it animated so that the few genuine, living people in a shot are really just waving sticks about.
Speaking of the animation, the combination of flat animation…
'Suck very much, it does, yes?'
-Bubba, Yoda's cooler, older brother
i want to love and support u padme but u are really making some bad choices
Considerably stronger than Phantom Menace but still limited in its storytelling ability. It's always clear on repeat viewings though that probably the greatest thing to come out of Episodes 1-3 is John Williams' music. Duel of the Fates and Across the Stars are arguably two of the best pieces from the whole franchise.
"Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?"
If you thought that the Star Wars franchise have reached the bottom of the bottle with A Phantom Menace,you should see Attack of the Clones,which even I used to believe it was better.The awful acting is still here,with the bright exception of Ewan McGregor,who I will always defend as the best thing in the prequels by far.The dialogue is even worse (I don't like sand....WTF??????) and the CGI instead of becoming better,became worse,to the point you think you are watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit.FUCK this movie.
P.S1:George Lucas managed to make even Samuel L. Jackson boring.
P.S2: I called Anakin in A Phantom Menace the second…
The prequels aren't bad... But this is...
Leider keine Verbesserung gegenüber dem Vorgänger. Die Abinationen sind hier zu offensichtlich, Hayden Christensen als Anakin Skywalker funktioniert gar nicht, die Liebesbeziehung zwischen Skywalker und Amidala (Natalie Portman) wirkt zu künstlich und aufgesetzt, generell wirkt dieser Film lust- und emotionslos.
This is my LEAST favorite star wars movie of all time, it's god awful
Loved this as a kid - the first movie I demanded seeing again and again - as an adult, it's nearly unwatchable. The awkward and overwrought romance is what it is - terrible, but I can take it. What really made me wanna vomit were the dialogue scenes (of which there are several): shot reverse shot w/ a barrage of anonymous cgi-shit flying in the background, repeat ad-nauseam. That's ATTACK OF THE CLONES' biggest problem: barrages of anonymous cgi-shit that derail every scene and every big action-sequence. All the spectacle that thrilled me in my youth is embarrassingly flat - it's tiresome for sure, but never tangible. I often lament REVENGE OF THE SITH for being a visually-ugly movie - overlighted actors unconvincingly placed in cg-environments - this is way worse, the actors look fuzzy (granted it was on dvd not blu-ray, but I can't imagine that would've helped much).
Maybe because this was the only Prequel film we had on DVD but christ have I heard the entirety of this movie over 100 times in the process of driving around in my mothers Honda Odyssey. I've heard it many more times than I've seen it, and let me tell you I can recite the fucking script to this badboy for no good reason. Anyways I have some Thoughts with a capital T about this film and the general direction of the Star Wars plot in Episode II and III...but thankfully Dave Filoni gave us The Clone Wars animated series and that filler material has made this film much more tolerable to me. Ultimately its not that bad, I definitely say its better than Episode I, but christ I'm just skewed because I've heard the arena scene too many times and it haunts my dreams.
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