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This review is from: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)Attack of the Clones is a movie perfectly content to be just good enough to make die-hard fans happy. Yoda fights, Anakin duels with two(!) lightsabers, and we get a glimpse of a young Boba Fett and his dad. What sounds like a classic Star Wars film to some, comes off as bad self-parody to most. It feels like an internet Star Wars fan fiction piece.
The plot of this film is centered around the political intrigue of the decaying Republic, as senators and jedi jockey for power behind the scenes. What the filmakers forgot is that this is a prequel and we know who the bad guy is, so all of the mystery around this plot is ruined from the get-go. In between the political intrigues, we get time for a truly insipid love story, acted out by two people who don't even appear to like each other off-screen and have all the charisma of two glaciers rubbing together. I've seen disney movies with more eroticism.
Then we come to Yoda fighting; the "best star wars scene ever" for some was the final nail in the coffin to this series for me. In desperate need to try and create something spectacular for fans to remember, George Lucas took his most beloved character, gutted any sense of the character's identity or personality, and turned Yoda into a video game character. In one short scene we got to see George Lucas' creative vapidity on display for all. Bravo, George.
While the new Star Wars franchise seems content to churn out perfectly mediocore films that appeal only to kids and extremely easy to please fanboys, other film series are actually trying to break new ground, instead of relying on thier name to keep them successful. I'd check those other movies out instead of picking this DVD up.