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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.
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
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…
Part II of the 2015 Star Wars Countdown Project
It seems that I am going to have to take back the position I've held for the last decade or so. I no longer think Attack of the Clones is the worst Star Wars film.
Let me (try to) explain.
This still isn't a good movie, but within the first half hour, it feels far superior to The Phantom Menace, if only for the reason that it's way more engaging. Less political mumbo-jumbo! More action! The performances are still largely phony and awkward, but the staging of conversations is slightly more natural and the pacing has greater vitality. The film opens with an assassination attempt, immediately prompting a question: Who did…
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And now seeing this again... This is the worst of the (Episode) series of movies.
What it comes down to is that, simply, Hayden Christensen, for THIS movie, was miscast. It's interesting to see this right alongside Revenge of the Sith because in the latter he DOES get better and perhaps part of that was seeing himself here and recognizing things he could improve upon (albeit the material and direction can take him so far). What does him in, as well as Natalie Portman - who can be a very gifted actress - is that the romance just doesn't work very well.
Some of the romantic stuff comes down to chemistry - do these actors have it, I'm not sure,…
With wooden performances, a vapid love story, and an undue orgy of special effects, Attack of the Clones is the nail in the coffin of George Lucas' ultimately necrotic directorial career
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Attack of the Clones isn't as bad as I remembered it. It's far better than Phantom Menace.
We have good bits of the Star Wars universe like que Jango Fett story, and the beggining of R2-D2/C3PO relationshit. Anakin isn't as annoying as in the first one, but his relationship with Padmé is just creepy as fuck, from both parts. And it would never work, obviously he is a right-wing asshole and she is a left-wing cool girl.
Happily, in this one they didn't kill de badass villain Count Dooku(RIP Christopher Lee).
Oh, and never forget that "i hate sand" second-hand embarassement dialogue.
I'm glad to see more and more people coming around to the notion that Episode II is even worse than Episode I, because, oh god, it is. If you haven't already, check out Red Letter Media's excellent breakdown of this movie for a look at how, scene by scene, NOTHING in the film's plot holds up to any logical scrutiny. Beyond that, we are of course also saddled with one of the most unappealing onscreen romances of all time. And then a final act of action that is just nothing but indecipherable CGI nonsense. Oh, and as if Anakin building C-3PO wasn't bad enough, giving in to the cult following of Boba Fett and revealing that ALL stormtroopers are actually clones of his father is the height of fan-fiction nonsense.
What can I say about these movies that hasn't been said a thousand times over. I don't like the prequels. Ugly CGI, terrible child acting, and the worst sin of all, they are BORING. This entry is no exception.
Also, Jar-Jar Binks.
Perhaps the most derivative of all STAR WARS films, but way more original, ambitious and creative than RETURN OF THE JEDI (the most lackluster episode) - this is basically a run-through of 1940s and 50s staples, from film-noir and WWII movies to old school weepers and monster movies (the gladiatorial scene adding another dimension to the prequel trilogy's likeness to a Roman Empire drama).
Still, perhaps it even more ties into Silent Cinema (it's basically title card dialog from beginning to end), but with a state of the art technical catch-up. I've almost forgotten how gorgeous the movie is, absolutely stunning environments that constantly give room for the movie's constant visual symbolism, it's surprisingly (and paradoxically) complex thematical interplay -…
La película se salva gracias a la interpretación de un grandísimo reparto, encabezado por Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee y un genial Yoda. La trama parece que da bandazos con problemas graves de ritmo ya que la historia romántica de los protas no llega a interesar... Podría haber sido mucho mejor.
Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clone #129 Review
Star Wars Episode 1 has a terrible addition to the Star Wars Saga but this is an improvement on that but not nearly as good was the originals. The story is more interesting then Episode 1, but still suffered from terrible dialogue making that worse the acting from all accounts were not good at all except two. Christopher Lee did a phenomenal job for what he was given making him an honestly menacing and interesting character. The other is Samuel L. Jackson who is just awesome. He did the best he could. When it comes to the non human characters they are split in 2. Half like Jar Jar Binks…
Better then I remember but still a very obvious setup for the 3rd film. The love story is unbearably cheesy.
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