Movie Review: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
The fifth portion in the Star Wars adventure and the second entry in George Lucas’ prequel set of three, Attack of the Clones has all the problems that made The Phantom Menace such a repulsive bit of shit and by not offering any improvement over its regrettable exchanges, wooden characters, dull exhibitions and faltering endeavors at humor, it figures out how to be similarly as unendurable as its predecessor.
Set 10 years after the events of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones finds the galaxy near the very edge of a common war and follows Anakin Skywalker who’s currently placed accountable for dealing with the Senator he ends up really liking. Meanwhile his tutor Obi-Wan Kenobi is alloted to examine the death endeavor made on the Senator, the request of which drives him to find a mystery clone armed force for the Republic.
From Director George Lucas, Attack of the Clones proceeds with his interest with computerized impacts while adding more stupid looking and pointless characters to populate his space drama. His bearing ups the action perspective a bit, which is a much-needed development, however, there is still no accentuation on plot or character advancement. There in any event is by all accounts some ability to know the plot direction anyway with regards to where this story is going yet it doesn’t add up too much ultimately.
Acting-wise, the cast of Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, and others repeat their given jobs while Hayden Christensen and Christopher Lee are new increases. The characters are as yet flat, in this way giving these entertainers nothing to work with. Christensen plays Anakin Skywalker and his presentation is likely the most exceedingly terrible of all. Lee is in as this present entry’s opponent, however, even his development is average. Taking everything into account, there’s still no observable improvement from any.
The set pieces and inadequately delivered creatures actually don’t add to the story in any capacity and their essence just made everything unexpectedly amusing, regardless of whether it isn’t generally intended to be. The screenplay is an outright wreck for the little improvement in storytelling is just discredited by the most idiotic exchanges you can expect in a movie. The action scenes are bigger in scale however everything looks horribly dated at this point. Editing is poor again and its 142 minutes of runtime is pointlessly extended for reasons unknown at all.
The visualizations, sound plan, and computerized cinematography may have added new stuff in the realm of filmmaking in those days. However, the entirety of that actually can’t compensate for what the film needs in the essential storytelling area. The story is certainly overlong, the pacing is stale generally, and the more obscure components are presented yet not played with. The characters stay as imbecilic as in the past. There is more action than in the past entry and the climax is probably the best part of this film.
Overall, Attack of the Clones is as hopeless a passage as The Phantom Menace was. Despite the fact that it didn’t need to bear the insane promotion that its predecessor was exposed to, the film neglects to exploit the seriously brought down desires and conveys a film experience that is especially on a similar degree of bluntness and silliness. Another forgettable, indefensible and spiritless entry in the Star Wars prequel set of three, Attack of the Clones is epic filmmaking at the lowest set of the bar.
K- SCORE: 47%
STW: 12/30, D: 10/25, C: 6/8, E: 2/5, A: 2/10, PVD: 8/12, S: 7/10