31 July 2008

Radar Blips - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones


The Year: 2002

The Players: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Sauruman, and less Jar-Jar Binks in the continuing adventures of George Lucas.

The Take: $302 million (The only Star Wars to not be #1 in the year of its release. AotC was #3 behind Spidey and Two Towers)

So the Clones Finally Attacked?: Not really. Actually, the title makes not sense as the clones were supposed to be the good guys and they didn't really attack anyone. A better title would be Counter Attack of the Clones.

Why You Should See It: Horrible, horrible dialogue (cringe inducing and painful) was sandwiched between some decent action. Andonce you get an hour and 30 some minutes in, the arena battle was pretty cool, especially the part with the three creatures. It was a nice tip of the hat to the Rancor pit monster in Jedi. It was a shame that so many Jedi were killed so easily, intercut with far too many C-3P0 puns (what a drag). The Yoda-Dooku fight was overrated, when did Yoda become Sonic the Hedgehog) but some of the I did enjoy the whole premise of the separatist movement being a ruse. People were so anti-separatist that they rallied around the soon to be dictator. That Palpatine is a clever guy. The Jango Fett vs OB1 fight was cool too, even if Baby Boba was very lame. Oh, and one last thing. Between the noisy traffic on Coruscant and the sonic mines being shot by Jango, this movie had noticeably great sound effects.

1 comment:

j said...

Given what we'd seen of Jedis up to this point, it was a real shame to see them get wiped out so easily, and especially so in Episode III. Apparently only Skywalkers and Kenobis make for Jedis who can actually survive in battle. And maybe Yoda.