Movie Notes: Star Wars Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones

August 30, 2009

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones

3 stars = 3 stars

Starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christiansen
Directed by George Lucas

Synopsis

Ten years after The Phantom Menace, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christiansen) continues his Jedi training with Obi Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) when there is an attempt on Senator Amidala’s (Natalie Portman) life. A sinister plot is uncovered to tip the galaxy into war.

The Good

The Bad

Conclusion

On my initial viewing several years ago, I really liked Attack Of The Clones. But after the passage of time for the wow of CGI to fade, the film wildly alternates between great and awful. It’s most noticeable during the middle part where the action cuts from Obi Wan on Camino and Anakin / Padme’s adventures.

That said, after a lot of hit and miss, the movie gets progressively better and about the time of the asteroid belt battle through the final twenty minute all-and-all battle, it’s a decent ride.

Comments

  1. Timmargh says:

    You forgot to add “Padme getting increasingly naked” to “The Good' … ;)

  2. webomatica says:

    Well I will say, for my money, Padme's white jumpsuit outfit is the
    closest the prequel trilogy gets to the metal bikini.