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What grade would you give this film?
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 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 
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A masterpiece. Brilliant in every way. Flawless.

160/10. (Changed - I made a mistake)


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StarWarsEpisode7 wrote:
A masterpiece. Brilliant in every way. Flawless.

16/10.


Don't understand how you can LOVE this but absolutely hate THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ... sure this is good, but no where near EMPIRE.

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movies35 wrote:
StarWarsEpisode7 wrote:
A masterpiece. Brilliant in every way. Flawless.

16/10.


Don't understand how you can LOVE this but absolutely hate THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ... sure this is good, but no where near EMPIRE.


The Empire Strikes Back is overrated junk. It's not Godfather Part 2-esque type sequel!


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Yet you call yourself a STAR WARS fan :wink:

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Empire Strikes Back is miles and miles better than this, so is Return Of The Jedi. Attack of The Clones is just average, nothing special at all.


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This is the Star Wars we remember!, 16 May 2002



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When you are as excited to see a film as I was to see STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES, the result almost certainly never lives up to the hype. Nothing could be further from the truth in this fifth installment of the beloved saga. Episode II not only lives up to the hype, it far surpasses it. I wasn't really in my theater going years in 1977, but this is what it must have been like to experience Star Wars for the first time. There is enough intrigue, action, betrayal, ostentatious whispers, lightsabre duals, romance, Yoda, Jedi's and Darth-bad guys all rolled into one pallette of synthetic brilliance to please anyone. When I tell you that this film is the film that we have all been waiting for, you have no idea what you are in for until you actually see it for yourself. You may have read every advance article, seen every interview and downloaded every still off the net that you could and still, nothing can prepare you for the experience you will witness when you see AOTC. Take all that was innocent about the first, add all that was dark about Empire, mix in all that was summed in Jedi and multiply all that was beautifully choreographed in Menace and you will still not understand the scope of a film that Clones is and will be after the ninth or tenth time you see it. I may change my mind upon further viewings of the film but as it stands right now, this is the best Star Wars film that is out there. I am having trouble putting into words what I am feeling and what I have just witnessed. Clones did something to me that very few films have managed to do....it made me cheer and holler and applaud the film at it's conclusion. Attack of the Clones is the personification of entertainment. This is how movies were meant to be seen. As much as I liked Spiderman, Clones will toy with it the way Count Dooku toyed with Anakin in this film.

There is some even better news and that is that the film is not nearly as hokey and poorly acted as most sanctimonious critics will have you believe. What you have to understand is that this romance that develops between Anakin and Amidala is a romance that is blossoming between two teens. They are going through many of the same growing pains that we all went through and just because one is a politician and the other a Jedi, does not mean that they are supposed to be wise in the ways of love. I thought Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman were perfect in the film as forbidden lovers. They are in a perpetual quandary and no matter what they do, they seem to be displeasing someone. But they eventually can't resist their feelings for one another and ultimately their relationship bonds. It was important to give plenty of credence and attention to this plot point because this is what ultimately drives Anakin to the dark side. The first half of the film wisely lets the two young ones discover their love for one another. There are people that will say that these scenes are slow and tedious but they set up the rest of the film and Episode III. The first half also introduces us to some of the events that will create the cataclysms in the years to come. Here we get to meet Jango Fett, father of Boba. We also get to see the nascency of the Storm Trooper. We are also prone to the Senator who talks with both sides of his mouth. All of the wheels are set in motion for the last hour of the film which is what everyone is going to be talking about. And what that last hour taught all of us in the theater is one thing.

DON'T MESS WITH YODA!

Yoda shows us all why he is the definitive Jedi master who takes umbrage with anyone who dare challenge his abilities.

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of Yoda and Dooku's epic battle but to see it will do things to you that no movie can. Yoda proves to Dooku that he is just as pedantic in the ways of the force as he is and he goes on to show him that no one messes with the Jedi master. This is a lightsabre duel that will stay with you long after you have left the theater. To watch him strike a ninja pose and then draw his lightsabre and battle Dooku tooth and nail was like no adrenaline rush I have been privy to without the aid of drugs. I am that serious. My seritonin levels sky-rocketed and the natural high I received from watching the final battle was just too good to be true. Yoda is the baddest Jedi of them all and there is only one battle that is left to be fought in the Star Wars saga and that is the battle between Darth Sidous and Yoda. Episode III is going to be amazing and I can guarantee you many fans will be counting down the days with great anticipation.

Attack of the Clones has in some ways left me speechless. It has many similarities to Empire Strikes Back right down to the final shot of four of our heroes standing with their backs to us looking out a window pondering what will happen in the next segment of their lives. I think Lucas is a genius and every nuance he created in the previous film was done so because it had a bearing on the present one. Episode II is not just a movie, it is an experience. This is the film to see this summer.

10 out of 10.....I wish I could say more but I feel like I would be going around in circles. This is just a film that must be experienced.

I love this movie!!

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Whilst visually spectacular, these prequels show how much Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamil and Harrison Ford added to the first one.

Sure we kind of care for the characters here, but it seems Lucas wasn't as interested this time around in making them all that likable, rather playing with the [admittedly jaw dropping] new CGI.

However; i thought this was fun. A bit more grown up than The Phantom Menace [B-] and accordingly i feel it ranks just bellow The Empire Strikes Back in terms of star wars.

1. A New Hope [A/A-]
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Michael wrote:
Whilst visually spectacular, these prequels show how much Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamil and Harrison Ford added to the first one.

Sure we kind of care for the characters here, but it seems Lucas wasn't as interested this time around in making them all that likable, rather playing with the [admittedly jaw dropping] new CGI.

However; i thought this was fun. A bit more grown up than The Phantom Menace [B-] and accordingly i feel it ranks just bellow The Empire Strikes Back in terms of star wars.

1. A New Hope [A/A-]
2. Return of the Jedi
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Attack of the Clones
5. The Phantom Menace[B-]
Revenge of the Sith will find its place on that list tomorrow :D

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Well i cant deny ive * really * enjoyed these movies. They are so fun and basically are the definition of a blockbuster.

What i have noticed is that film making today tries to avoid being cheesy like in the dawn of the blockbuster. Which is a mistake. Cheesiness when done right = fun. Fun = money
Sooner film makers realise that one the better :D

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An unfairly bashed Star Wars flick that is infinitely superior to the plain bad The Phantom Menace. Jar Jar Binks getting less screentime and the absence of Jake Lloyd made it quite bearable and it was not so much geared towards the young audiences anymore. I liked the way the mysteries and the storyline are played out in this one. The lightsaber fight between Yoda and Dooku at the end, stands as the best fight sequence in ALL Star Wars movies, in my opinion. Simply excellent. I wasn't much bothered by the romance part either. It probably helped that I saw this movie with zero expectations after the mind-boggling bad The Phantom Menace.

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The Empire Strikes Back is overrated junk. It's not Godfather Part 2-esque type sequel!


I wouldn't call it junk but I absolutely agree that Empire is overrated. The force training on Dagobah, for example, isn't that interesting and it goes on way too long. I think those scenes would have flowed better had the Falcon's escape from Hoth and their pursuit through the asteroid field been intercut with Luke's training instead of being presented in one continuous sequence. As it is, once we get to Dagobah the pace of the movie perceptibly sags and the ending of Empire must rank as the lamest attempt at a cliffhanger I've ever seen.

As for AotC, I liked it a lot. It's definitely up there with the best of the series.


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Attack of the Clones has in some ways left me speechless. It has many similarities to Empire Strikes Back right down to the final shot of four of our heroes standing with their backs to us looking out a window pondering what will happen in the next segment of their lives. I think Lucas is a genius and every nuance he created in the previous film was done so because it had a bearing on the present one. Episode II is not just a movie, it is an experience. This is the film to see this summer.

10 out of 10.....I wish I could say more but I feel like I would be going around in circles. This is just a film that must be experienced.

I love this movie!!



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Certainly an improvement on the dire Phantom Menace but that really is damning the movie with faint praise.

The action set pieces are grand and explosive as you'd expect and there is a lot of pleasure to be derived from watching Yodi hopping around like a demented Mexican runner bean but this films dialogue drags it down like a lead weight.

They say Luca's doesn't do dialogue to prepare you for the lunacy but some of the clunkers in this are painful on the eardrums to an unbelievable degree. And even thought it wisely tones down the whole trade organisation, galaxy politics talking heads interludes which killed the Phantom Menace it still allows a few of the little blighters to fester around the running time, its like listening to a 5 year old talk serious issues. Cute but very silly.

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The most forgettable Star Wars movie. Enjoyable, but... yeah. Hayden is a lot of the problem, I found it hard to get into the storyline of this person, I just hated that actor in this movie. Below Phantom Menace because even though the trade storyline in the first film was shit, it at least had the awesome pod racing scenes, Liam Neeson as Jin, as well as Darth Maul and the awesome light saber fight at the end. This was just kind of meh.

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Some boring parts, bad acting from Christiensen and Portman and a bad romantic angle, but the OVERALL story arc and action/visuals make up for it.

B/B+

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definitely the worst of the bunch. There's no feeling of "Star Wars is back" that TPM at least had going for it, and now, we get the crapfest that is George Lucas meets Hayden Christiansen (they're both good at what they do, but just weren't meant for one another). And the ending is hardly satisfying...it just tells you to come back for Part III. At least TPM had some real conclusion (its ending was great).

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My grade's fallen to a C+. I really can't believe that sand line got Anakin his first kiss.


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Seriously.

How the hell is it so better than Phantom Menace? At least that didn't have quite the visual overkill this did. Lucas is having such a good time jacking off into the mainframe that he can't see everything else fall apart.

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{Original review from May 2002...}


Attack of the Clones: 3rd Best Star Wars Movie!

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Hitting the list at #3 with a bullet, comes Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones!

I loved it - outstanding - it even had a story, and a good one too! Christopher Lee stole the show, but the rest of the cast was great - Yoda rocks, Natalie Portman wears spandex, Ewan McGregor did the Jedi proud, and Hayden Christensen made me forget Jake Lloyd. The only actor who was sadly a bit underused was Samuel L. Jackson.

It's a real Star Wars movie!

:zzz: :mad: :) :thumbsup: :towel: out of :zzz: :mad: :) :thumbsup: :towel:




(Note: I loved Ep.III: Revenge of the Sith even more when I saw it some years after writing this review, so I have to re-rank Ep.II: Attack of the Clones as the fourth best Star Wars movie overall. Still a great movie!)


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It's the worst of the prequels but I like it better than Return of the Jedi. The action is nicely done, McGregor's a ton of fun, and I absolutely love John Williams' score. But there's a real sense that Lucas is trying to desperately please his fanbase here - "You didn't like The Phantom Menace? Well, here's Boba Fett! And the Clone Wars! You guys are having fun again, right?" He's pandering, and because of that it feels the least like Star Wars of the bunch.

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{Original review from May 2002...}


Attack of the Clones: 3rd Best Star Wars Movie!

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IV
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Hitting the list at #3 with a bullet, comes Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones!

I loved it - outstanding - it even had a story, and a good one too! Christopher Lee stole the show, but the rest of the cast was great - Yoda rocks, Natalie Portman wears spandex, Ewan McGregor did the Jedi proud, and Hayden Christensen made me forget Jake Lloyd. The only actor who was sadly a bit underused was Samuel L. Jackson.

It's a real Star Wars movie!

:zzz: :mad: :) :thumbsup: :towel: out of :zzz: :mad: :) :thumbsup: :towel:




(Note: I loved Ep.III: Revenge of the Sith even more when I saw it some years after writing this review, so I have to re-rank Ep.II: Attack of the Clones as the fourth best Star Wars movie overall. Still a great movie!)


:hahaha: Jesus, did you post this review with a straight face?? Seriously, after viewing all the Prequels now(SPIKE TV Apparently fawns over them), this clearly could've been done without, but leave it to Lucas...


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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Ok, so part two introduces Hayden Christensen; probably the worst actor in the entire franchise, but at least it follows on seamlessly from The Phantom Menace exchanging terrible Anakin performance for yet another terrible Anakin performance.

A marginal improvement over the first film. Bad CGI still affects the film, but at least the comic element is no longer present. The banter between Obi Wan and Anakin is somewhat appreciated, and as the series edges closer to Episode IV, Lucas focuses more on nods and winks which will link the two trilogies, which is bound to make it more likeable. However, Attack of the Clones has problems. The relationship between Anakin and Padme feels forced and unauthentic, with some of the worst dialogue ever. Actually, bad dialogue plagues the entire series, not just this film. But Attack of the Clones is just a wasted middle instalment, with no true villain, no great lightsaber duels, and a crappy CGI-fest battle at the end. Oh, not to mention the embarrassing duel between Dooku and Yoda. This film just passes by without standing out at all. It's unmemorable with lots of Star Wars stuff going on but none of it you really care for. Obi-Wan looks for the bounty hunter, Anakin tries to bone Padme, more convoluted senate bull crap, and some other needless bull crap about clones. Seriously, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are just not needed, and should have been rolled into one movie. I mean, who says that each set of Star Wars films has to be three films? Lucas is incapable of thinking creatively, and he certainly damaged the brand with these two big-budget CGI crap-fests.

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