I’m going to start this post with a short list; the things I liked about this movie.
Once again, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Almost every scene he is in is the small, watchable part of this movie for me.
From the flying car chase scene on Coruscant in the beginning of the film.
To confronting Jango Fett on Kamino.
Speaking of Jango Fett, he was also something else I liked about this film.
Yes, he was extremely under utilized,
And I didn’t really need to know Bobba Fett’s “tragic” backstory,
I actually enjoy that the clones were based off of his DNA, I thought it was a nice way to tie him into the story.
And lastly, I just really liked the Clone Troopers.
I know they weren’t really until the end of the film, and they were definitely improved upon in the third film and the animated Clone Wars,
I still really enjoyed their design in this film and thought it was a good plot element.
Damn. The enjoyable part of this post is down. If you don’t like negativity, I suggest you turn back now…
Where to begin on the issues with this film.
Thanks for volunteering Hayden.
Hayden Christensen, who’s dick did you have to suck to land the role of Anakin Skywalker.
Like Lloyd, I can’t place all of the blame of Anakin on Christensen, but man is it easier to.
For those that haven’t seen any of these films (still mind blowing), Anakin Skywalker grows up to be one of the most powerful and intimidating villains in all of cinema history,
And I get it, the writing of most of the scenes between him and Padme is just bad.
But if there was a half decent actor playing Anakin, and Natalie Portman didn’t phone in her performance for this entire franchise,
Then maybe the audience would have become invested in this romance, something that would go on to negatively effect the third installment.
But this isn’t my least favorite Star Wars movie just because of a couple of bad scenes or one bad performance.
The plot of this film is just all over the place.
I had to look up the plot of this film just to remember what exactly happened in it other than Anakin bitching about sand and the clones.
And honestly, that’s pretty much it. The movie drags on in places it doesn’t need to, while cutting from scenes that need more explanation.
The climatic battle seems more like a child’s imagination than a typical light saber duel, and I don’t mean this in a good way.
A story from filming is that Samuel L. Jackson, who played Jedi Mace Windu in the film, requested that his light saber be purple so that he could always tell where he was in the battle.
And while I’m half saying this to show off some of my useless Star Wars knowledge…
I am also bringing it up to point out that that should never be an issue.
There should never be so many light sabers on the screen that you have to request yours to be distinguished by a certain color…
And then there was Yoda…
While I do enjoy the new CGI Yoda more than puppet Yoda…
I didn’t need to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Yoda fight Saruman….
I don’t have as big an issue with Yoda’s fight against the Emperor in the third installment,
But I think that is when it should of been revealed that Yoda can fight.
This is just another case of George Lucas finding a new technology and using it as soon as possible…
But this post is done. And Episode III was much better, so relax.