Okay, now on to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones.
It was released in 2002, when I was still in middle school.
After watching IV and V, we get to see what I’m pretty sure is Darth Vader’s origin story. Despite the up-to-date graphics and CG, we’ve taken a jump back in time. I do remember parts of this movie, which means I’ve watched it sometime before, but it’s a good refresher for what is to come. And after seeing IV and V, a lot of things make sense now. And there were so many references and call backs to the original trilogy that made it fun to watch.
Let’s see the blow-by-blow:
- Things are finally starting to make sense. The Death Star, the Dark side, Obi Wan and Anakin too.
- I really see now that I was deceived by Episode I Anakin, whom I assumed to be a good guy when I was a kid. (I was still in elementary school!) Do not be fooled by the cuteness, this kid is dangerous. Definitely villainous material.
- Starting to see a trend of arms getting lopped off.
- The character I really feel for is Obi-Wan in this movie. Nobody listens to his instructions.
- I really want to know what happens in VI already, but patience, young padawan, patience.
- The romance was very very awkward, and a lot of the acting was, too. But I’m pretty sure by now nobody is coming to see Star Wars for the acting.
- The various outfits for Padme were interesting, I liked the blue long dress the best. (Also, the black one was obviously used to distract the audience from the acting during that terrible romance scene.Onwards to Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which I have never seen. We’ve now hit the halfway point! No turning back now!