Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

Attack Of The Clones is the very worst that the prequels has to offer as more than anything this one is downright boring. We get our introduction to the older Anakin played by Hayden Christensen and the problem is he's no better than Jake Lloyd. Once again we see nothing of the villain he would eventually become as his evil moments sound much more like a whiny brat than anything else. I'm really glad Adam Driver's performance in the Force Awakens exists as it stands as a decent approximation of how Anakin should have been portrayed. It does not help though that he must had his romance with Padme since he and Natalie Portman have absolutely no chemistry. Though I'll admit the atrocious dialogue of those scenes does not help. There's the rest of the film though which also does not help. There is a bizarre lack of urgency in the story and the plot is extremely disjointed with random strands of assassinations, seizing of power, creation of clones, other droid attacks, the whole thing is a mess. Even the villain in this case, played as well as he probably could be by Christopher Lee, is completely wasted. It's basically a series of scenes that build to nothing. Then we have a climax that's just kind of there, which in itself are a lot of colors without weight.

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