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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.
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?"
'Suck very much, it does, yes?'
-Bubba, Yoda's cooler, older brother
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…
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?
Review In A Nutshell:
After the disappointment that was The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones redeems the trilogy with a decent entry that delivers more character development and a simplistic storyline. The film is a balanced screenplay that juggles back and forth between the romance of Anakin and Padme - which also covers the deeper development of Anakin and explores more of how he became who we expect him to be, while the other covers a larger story of internal corruption and cultural genocide.
The film holds its ground fairly well with its two storylines, ensuring accessibility and entertainment, but it is still far from the amazing efforts brought by the original trilogy. The romance of the film may…
Need a rewatch
Tras la casi insoportable Amenaza Fantasma, Tenia muchas dudas sobre lo que este episodio podía ofrecer... Visualmente imaginativa, llena de acción bien ejecutada y tocando puntos importantes de la primera trilogía el Ataque de los clones vuelve a poner el interés en la saga. Me sigue pareciendo que se logra muy poca conexión con los protagonistas, principalmente debido a lo plano de las actuaciones en general.
who the fuck would ever give jar jar binks legislative powers?
doing this pre-episode 7 run through of all the star wars films with my friends has been mostly pleasant; we decided to do it in the machete order.
well, this pile of dogshit actually hurt to watch. at least episode 1 has qwi-gon and darth maul; this film is just unapologetically bad in every possible way imaginable. natalie portman is bae tho
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Should I blame Lucas, or should I just blame fate? Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is both a prequel to an original film, a sequel to its own prequel, which is also a prequel to that original film, and a prequel to its sequel, which is still a prequel to that original film. Basically, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones may as well be called The Jedi: the Desolation of Dooku – the middle act of a prequel trilogy, and that’s a very bad sign. As far as narrative goes, the second episode of a so-far six-episode saga is the most limiting: the characters have to have evolved enough from episode one in order to…
Man is this film a bore to watch. From really drawn out action scenes to a really boring uninteresting story that unfolding this film is a snooze fest.
Os cenários são muito ruins.
At a certain point in his life, George Lucas contracted Benjamin Button syndrome and started to age backwards. When he hit his teens for the second time, he wrote this film.
(Good Lord, this movie is even more horrible than I remembered.)
While Phantom Menace was surprisingly above my expectations (based on the last time I saw it), Attack of the Clones was sadly lesser than what I remembered. Don't get me wrong, the atmosphere is still super cool, the fight scenes are entertaining (even though there are only a handful), and the score is amazing. Still, there's a lot of dumb stuff in this movie... specifically, dumb dialogue... more specifically, Anakin's dumb dialogue... which is basically all of Anakin's dialogue. I'll end on a more positive note, though: I still think the scene where Anakin find's his mother in the camp is intense (probably my favorite scene of the movie), and I look forward to continuing the saga tomorrow night. Two down, four to go.
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