4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable but no classic,
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This review is from: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
This installment in the Star Wars series was another solid outing on the entertainment side of it but is in no way the quality of the original 3 (nothing really could). The movie seemed rushed and thrown togather acting wise. Portman is a great cast for her role but Lucas doesn't seem to be able to get a good performance out of her. She is dry and amatuerish. McGreggor is the ideal fit for Kenobi yet in this episode he struggles withthe character immensely. I don't blame the actors I just blame direction not doing it's job. The stars just don't seem to be getting into their characters enough to match what is expected. Overall though the film is action oriented and the new characters are a great addition to the Star Wars series. Dooku is well done and I forgot the actors name but he was great. Yoda fighting was classic! The whole Jango/Boba Fett angle was a little weak but my bias's are probably because of a lot of 3rd party influence into Boba Fett's world via novels and comics but those have nothing to do with Lucas. All I can really say is if you love Star Wars and tolerated Episode One then well pick this up. it is a good addition and entertaining although it is no classic like the Empire Strikes Back. Lets hope George gets it right with Episode 3.