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Year
2002
Runtime
142 min.
Director
George Lucas
Genres
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Rating *
6.6
Votes *
499,313
Checks
66,161
Favs
1,232
Dislikes
1,467
Favs/checks
1.9% (1:54)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Jordan95's avatar

    Jordan95

    After rewatching the excruciating experience that The Phantom Menace was, Attack of the Clones predictably lives up to the mediocre standards set by its predecessor. Every filmmaking aspect, to the alarmingly corny screenplay, the overuse of early 2000s CGI, the stiff performances and the lifeless direction by Lucas only serve to make the film feel every minute of its 142 minute runtime.

    Set 10 years after The Phantom Menace, the film follows Anakin's mission to protect Senator Amidala after repeated assassination attempts and falling in love, while Obi-Wan Kenobi attempts to uncover the responsible behind these attempts and the creation of a clone army. While it may sound like a great Romance-Mystery structure on paper, Lucas does everything possible to squander the potential for making a compelling story. Doesn't help matters that the main love story is filled with the corniest dialogue imaginable and that the actors have absolutely zero chemistry, which makes it impossible to accept as the transcendental romance that Lucas clearly intends.

    The performances are even more uninspired this time around, as the actors mostly look bored and lost amongst the countless CGI landscapes. Much has been rightfully said about Christensen's performance, as he proves to be absolutely dreadful as Anakin, turning him into a whiny, creepy and self-absorbed asshole with delirious of grandeur. Ewan McGregor and Christopher Lee are the only ones who even try to look as if they give a fuck about their surroundings.

    The script is lifeless, corny and once again more concerned with boring political discussions than with providing great characters and memorable adventure. It seems that Lucas forgot what was the spirit of Star Wars when he set out to make the prequels. The only great aspect is John Williams' unsurprisingly breathtaking score, which the filmmakers clearly noticed as they put it constantly in the background to add drama and excitement when there is none. His love theme for Anakin and Padme is one of the greatest themes of the saga, which makes all the more painful as it clearly deserves a better film than this one.

    Attack of the Clones is overlong, boring, overloaded with dated CGI and a clear sign that Lucas' obsession with technology long surpassed his attention to good storytelling.
    4 years 5 months ago
  2. Rohit's avatar

    Rohit

    I always thought there were two kinds of bad movies. The one that were just plain bad and the other that were so bad that they were actually good. Then, I met this third kind. 8 years 3 months ago
  3. Rayek's avatar

    Rayek

    Oh, Natalie <3 5 years 9 months ago
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