Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Star Wars - Episode II Attack of the Clones |
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: George Lucas
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
The STAR WARS saga continues on DVD with Episode II Attack of the Clones. Anakin Skywalker has grown into an accomplished Jedi apprentice, and he faces his most difficult challenge yet as he must choose between his Jedi du... more »
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George K. from COLCHESTER, CT
Reviewed on 8/12/2018...
Got this one free and overpaid. The only redeeming feature is the beauty of Natalie Portman. Interminable CGI over-the-top action, for which I was unwilling to suspend belief. Finished it while working on a crossword puzzle for distraction.
Patricia F. (patticom) from RIVERVIEW, FL
Reviewed on 12/29/2012...
This was my favorite of the "prequels" trilogy. Granted this is in part due to the fact that there wasn't as much room for continuity errors in this one (related to the original Star Wars), but I also really enjoyed the story, on the whole. My one major criticism was the way they handled Anakin's mother--that entire situation was awkward and made little sense. The rest was really enjoyable in my opinion, and the story moved along nicely. Hayden Christensen was a much better Anakin, and was able to portray lots of suitable conflict, anger, passion, etc., making you believe that this young man really could flip to the dark side in the future. Ewan McGregor was marvelous, and really sunk his teeth into the Obi-Wan role in this movie. The battle with Yoda was cheer-worthy (as most in fact did cheer out loud in the movie theater where I first saw this!).
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Dorena S. from AURORA, CO
Reviewed on 4/22/2011...
Great movie. Really enjoyed it.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
The Empire prepares to strike......
Joshua K. Church | Florida, United States | 08/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, first of all, I would like to say that all of the people out there who went to this movie expecting it to be exactly on the same level as the older trilogy, and left feeling disappointed by the story, or the characters, or anything else. You can't expect it to be the same at all. The first trilogy was set during a civil war, during a dark time. The characters were varied. You had a rogue, a princess, a wookiee co-pilot, an old war hero jedi, and a young antagonist with hidden potential, who all came together to defeat a common enemy. Now, flash back a few decades. It is a peaceful time, but with a stirring in the air, of a coming change. The government is becoming stale and corrupt, and the Jedi are losing their mystique and grandeur, because they are attached to the stale government. So, you can expect a few things. Dense political plotlines, corrupt individuals, Jedi who aren't in touch with their powers anymore, and a more old school soceity. You must understand this. Han Solo would never blend in an environment such as this, he wouldn't match. The characters in this movie were superb in my opinion, because they fit the times that they were set in. Obi-Wan (Ewan) was much more fleshed out, and you could tell that he was scared for Anakin, and his fear would lead to failure in his training of Anakin. Anakin ( Hayden) also came to full veiw. No longer the child who screamed "wizard!", He had come into the light as a troubled young man who would become The Darth Vader we all know. And Yoda, I know there are a few people out there who said that yoda's fight was sacrilige, I disagree. Yoda has trained for hundreds of years, His skills would reflect that. And add the fact that he wasn't at the end of his life like he is later. Padme was the same, but for good reason. Mace had more screen time, and Dooku was a good addition to the story, it's good to hear some smack talking in a fight. I miss that. The movie exceeded my expectations in many ways. I now have to wait a couple more years to see the empire rise to power and the climactic lightsaber battle that is inevitable, but I can make it now, thanks to the second chapter not sucking. Now I can watch a newer Star Wars DVD without wincing, the years will pass more easily that way."
Thank you Mr. Lucas
etut | Petaluma, CA USA | 06/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite all the Star Wars fanatics bashing George Lucas for Episodes I and II, I for one am grateful he has shared his vision with us. One just cannot compare the original Star Wars Trilogy with anything. They were the pioneer films, they set the standard for what we see now and will always stand above the rest. Any film compared to those are doomed to failure. I went to see the latest installment of Star Wars with an open mind and no preconceived notions and THOROUGHLY ENJOYED it. It had everything for everyone. A little romance, a little adventure, a little mystery and a lot of action. Admittedly, the love scenes were a little weak but when Jedis start whipping out their lightsabres, who cares. The story gets very interesting and we begin to see the threads from all the previous Star Wars woven together. Ewan McGregor is spectacular as Obiwan. I didn't think he could live up to Sir Alec Guiness' but I was pleasantly surprised. I was glad to see Christopher Lee cast as Count Dooku, he plays the part so elegantly. I highly recommend this movie to everyone, except for the die-hard fanatics who are bent on criticizing everything because it doesn't fit their vision of what the movie should be. This is George Lucas' vision and I'm glad he has shared it with us. Go see it without preconceived ideas and expections. It should not be compared with the original. It should be seen and judged on its own merits. Enjoy it for it is and not what it should be."
One of the best Star Wars movies!
ladygreycat | Austin, TX | 06/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would rank this movie as #3 in my listing of Star Wars movies - behind Empire and A New Hope.I have been a Star Wars fan since I was very young. I saw the first one when I was 4 at a drive in movie theater! When Lucus announced he was going to start production on the prequels, i was estatic. I even cried when I saw the trailer for Episode I. But after seeing Episode I, I was severely disappointed and sadened, even if I thought the movie was ok, it was no Star Wars film.When i went in to see this movie, I was slightly afraid and silently praying this would be worthy of a Star Wars title. It completely surpassed my expectations. Hayden - No matter what anyone says, he did an outstanding job of portraying a young man who is torn between his love and will to do good and his desire for power and recognition. People complain that he is whiny, but what 19 year old boy isn't? He did a fantastic job of getting across the anger, hatred and sadness that someone would feel if another person killed their mother. He also did well at showing the kind of impatience and powerlust that someone like Vader would have.Natilie - Could this woman be anymore beautiful and full of class? Ewan McGregor - Fantastic as always. An excellent actor. He is transitioning into Obi-Wan very well.Yoda - I'm going to be honest, the Yoda fight scene was not that big a deal for me. It seemed far too quick and wasn't as spectatcular as it could have been. I found the fight scene between Ankin and Dooku to be much more exciting, especally since Anikin fights with *two* lightsabers at once - showing that his ability with fighting is top notch and worthy of being "one of the greatest jedi".The jedi battle scene - outstanding and beautiful. It was a well coreographed fight scene and it was exciting to see so many jedi fight all at once. I could have done without the C3-PO "comic relief" though. It was unfunny and annoying.The backgrounds were sweeping and beautiful, the cinematography was wonderful. The score was one of the best John Williams has ever written. The plot was lacking a little. It was almost compelling, but it never was able to gain the momentum and darkness that Empire had. The direction - well, if you thought the acting was bad, blame Lucus. All of the actors in this film have proven themselves to be great and worthy actors, deserving of Oscars in their other movies. I really feel Lucus, for some reason, suppressed the talent these people have. Some of the lines are cringe worthy, and there is a slight lack of chemistry between Anikin and Amidala, even though they are both beautiful people.All in all, I've seen this movie 3 times already. I almost never go back for "seconds" at the theater, but i couldn't wait until it came out on DVD to see it again. And by no means am I a passive movie watcher, I am a severe movie lover and have a passion for films - and this one did not disappoint me at all!"