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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love.
(22 Years Before Episode IV) 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.
That little green fella from the Vodafone ads must be desperate for money to appear in this shit.
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
I had great hopes for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones after the let down of Episode I. I thought that it would get better but it ended up being even worse.
I was expecting to see how Anakin Skywalker developed his training and how he finally became a Jedi. I guess that would have been interesting to see. George Lucas was more concerned about creating one of the worst love stories in cinema! Anakin and Padmé's love story seems so forced! Their scenes together were supposed to be romantic but in fact they bored me a lot. Also their dialogues, well all dialogues in the film are absolutely terrible!
Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman had no chemistry!…
Your clones are very impressive. You must be very proud.
I'm sure I kinda liked this movie the first time I saw it. At least that's my recollection. It's biggest problem is without a doubt the so-called love story between Anakin and Padmé. Their scenes together are cringe inducing. These two people don't even look like they enjoy being in the same room together. The fact that Hayden Christensen comes off as incredibly creepy during these scenes just makes it all the more unbelievable when they finally do "fall in love".
The film is also filled with scenes and imagery that have a sole purpose of making you think of the original trilogy. Some of them have no logic…
Audio Commentary featuring George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow ****
Having been disappointed by The Phantom Menace commentary, I was dubious going into this one but found myself pleasantly surprised. I suspect part of it was just that, having spent so much of the Episode I commentary gawking over the CGI, it felt less pressing a concern for this track. Lucas discusses story and character more this time, particularly Anakin Skywalker's character arc, both within this film and the larger context of the entire series.
Story-wise, I think the thing that I learned that interested me the most was that the scene in which Count Dooku approaches the captive Obi-Wan Kenobi…
An exciting, lengthy climatic sequence that kicks off the fabled Clone Wars finally arrives after overlong, dare I say boring, expository plot. This plot would have been fine content wise had it not been written so clumsily. Politics can get away with poor dialogue in sci-fi, but not so romance. In fact, the blossoming romance between Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen in variable performance) and Padme (Natalie Portman, doing well with what she's given) has to be one of the most poorly written in the history of cinema, and it does unfortunately take much screen time. But for every defect there is also something good, such as classy Christopher Lee as the ominous villain, Count Dooku; Yoda finally seen in sword-fighting action,; and bringing back C3P0 as comic relief, whilst Jar Jar Binks is thankfully kept in the background. John Williams score also has moments that capture greatness.
As in Ep. I you see and feel the green screen.
The lightning at times is just horrible. Shame on you Lucas.
The last part makes up for a lot as the beginning is on the boring side.
Woof. Fixed the pacing issues from Episode 1. Didn't do much else. And yet... I can watch it.
Slightly better than the last one, but not by much.
Great visuals and expansive plot, but dialogue solely exposition and wooden.
Anakin: "I don't like sand."
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Ladykillers
- Man of Steel
- War Horse
- The Dark Knight Rises
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…
- Samurai Cop
- Hard Target
- Stone Cold
- One False Move
- Cold in July
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