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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 events of the Battle of Naboo, the galaxy has undergone significant changes. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are assigned to protect Padmé from political separatists. As relationships form and powerful forces collide, these heroes face choices that will impact the destiny of the Republic.
The force is tickling my fancy in this prequel! Case in point Yoda (Frank Oz) and Count Dooku's (Christopher Lee) Epic lightsaber battle!
See it here (the first 2 minutes and 43 seconds of the video)
Still top heavy in the exposition department which makes it a daunting task to get through the segments of the film that serve as nothing more than a set up for overly abundant subplots! But once the film kicks into high gear we finally see glimpses of the Star Wars we all have come to know and love!
Yoda gets more face time and thankfully R2-D2 and C-3PO make their way onto the screen and inevitably into our hearts!
Recommended by Tim Ehrens via "Movie Request Hotline" Thank you soooo much Tim I'm having a great time revisiting the series!
That little green fella from the Vodafone ads must be desperate for money to appear in this shit.
No luck swaying the kids to my side with this one. The 9-year-old during the picnic scene: "Which one of these two would you pick to be stuck with in a room?"
Unlike the incredibly hyped, feverish release of The Phantom Menace three years earlier, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones loomed large with more a muted sense of expectation, a 'new hope' as it were that George Lucas might have learned a few lessons from the severe disappointment his first prequel in the planned trilogy turned out to be, due to cardboard dialogue, stiff acting, leaden plotting and a remarkable lack of fun. Perhaps aware of his own shortcomings behind the typewriter, Lucas hired a young writer, Jonathan Hales, to help him pen this second instalment but in no uncertain terms, two heads were not better than one. Attack of the Clones desperately wants to be this trilogy's Empire…
'Suck very much, it does, yes?'
-Bubba, Yoda's cooler, older brother
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is a good improvement over The Phantom Menace, showcasing humor, heart, romance, and a plethora of action with a story-line that actually happens to be interesting. Even with a great amount of Star Wars goodness, the dialogue and some of the main performances fail to raise this installment to the heights of other films in the massive saga.
Right off the bat, let's go over the negatives. The writing and conversations in this film is atrocious, corny, and terrifyingly bad at every turn. Especially in moments between Padme and Anakin, their romantic discussions are as limp and dry as a dead sea turtle covered with sand.
Sand? SAND? DID SOMEONE MENTION SAND?
This might be the worst movie in the Prequel Trilogy. The CGI hasn't aged well and the subplot with Anakin & Padme feels forced and awkward (but I understand its necessity to the story). Also, who allowed for Jar Jar Binks to be a representative in the Senate? I can't believe I hadn't noticed this before, but in his limited screentime he proposes to allot "immediately emergency" power to Palpatine. So, now we really know who to blame for all this...right?
Awful choice for Anakin. Some great bad guys again but never used to their full potential. To SFX heavy, was bound to age quickly.
Better than the previous debacle but still a long way off what Star Wars movies should be.
I was even more desperate as I sat down to watch this. Disappointed once again a couple of days earlier after watching The Phantom Menace, haunted by it I turned to Attack of the Clones in desperation. Please let it be better, please....and it was...but not by much!
Improvements...things look a lot better, CGI moving on again and some great visuals as we see more of Coruscant, travel to Kamino and discover Geonosis for the first time. Laced with Easter eggs of the original trilogy, you almost feel Lucas trying harder with this film, it's just not enough. This film has Jedi battles, a great clone army war sequence on Geonosis, Jango Fett and Boba Fett, Christopher Lee as a…
Massive improvement over Phantom Menace, but nowhere near the original trilogy levels of quality. Generally underrated movie that gets leftover flak from Episode 1. Why is this one brought down to Phantom Menace levels? This one's pretty solid! There's still shit in here that bugs me, but not that much.
I appreciate this movie, because I feel it and Revenge of the Sith are finally getting attention they deserve as good Star Wars movies. It took a while because they were living in the shadow of Episode 1 (which, hey, by the way, isn't that bad either). The entire Star Wars fandom seems to be pretty elitist about the prequels which is unfair. Because goddammit, Sith is better than Jedi!…
Re-watching Star Wars following the "Machete Order". It's interesting, but this almost makes me wish I hadn't bothered — I'd forgotten just how bad whole swathes of it are.
Wow. Maestro direction by George Lucas here. His strongest and most potent piece of work since THX 1138. I mean, good golly fucking damn, sand! There is sand everywhere. Do you remember the sand vagina from Return of the Jedi that was obviously a toypiece from his playroom? There is even a rapturing monologue that is exotically delivered by the ravishing Hayden Christensen in which he allegorizes his childhood crush's skin as being like sand. Not only is there an obvious fetish going on here, there might be even shades of Lucas's deepest fears as a lonely human being in this cold, galactic universe that is designed to obviously reflect American life and politics (obviously), which getting to the point…
My God, those scenes with Portman and Christensen are horrible
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones is directed by George Lucas and stars a plethora of actors and actresses. I will list the ones I think are worth mentioning. These stars include: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher E. Lee, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, and Temuera Morrison. This film revolves around the plot to kill Senator Padme Amidala and how that causes the Clone Wars.
I will now attempt to explain the story line as best as I can. Basically what happens is that Padme is on her way to Coruscant to vote on an important decision. When landing in Coruscant however, she is almost assassinated. The attacker is unknown. Eventually she will…
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