BySteven Belknap, writer at
Over the decade my interest in films has grown to where I would like to express how movies are an influence and a reflection of our society
Steven Belknap

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Review

I remember seeing this in theaters as a kid and I thought it was pretty cool. I thought at the time the hover car chase scene, Anakin on the Hoverbike on Tatooine, Space Battle between Jango and Obi-Wan, Jedi army, Dual Wielding Lightsabers by Anakin and Yoda were all cool.

Now I look back and ya know what, I still think some of that is cool. Other than those scenes though, the movie was very weak. Once again I believe that Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan was one thing that saved the movie a bit. He made scenes that would have been less than interesting and made them interesting by comparison. In fact any scene with McGregor was great, even if the scene itself was relatively boring, while in contrast any scene that Hayden Chritensen was in was poor and made me want to stop watching the movie. I don't think he is the best actor, but we also know he was supposed to portray a whiny character for if you look at the original first Star Wars Mark Hammil's Luke was also whiny, just no where near as obvious as Hayden's Anakin.

Natalie Portman's portrayal was a bit stale and any scene with Hayden just seemed rather forced. Like many I didn't see any chemistry between those two.

Introducing Christopher Lee's Dooku, for me was quite exhilarating. I believe Lee did a fine job as he always did in every role he was in, even though the fight between him and the cgi yoda was very strange.

By far the best parts of the movie were parts with Obi-Wan acting like a detective in search of the Bounty Hunter Jango Fett. Overall I still feel this was the weakest one of the prequels and though I may have seen the movie many times as a kid, as an adult, seeing it just one time is difficult. I will give this a 5 out of 10.


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