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June 6, 2005

Episode II: Attack of the Sap

Filed under: Rants,Reviews — phil @ 8:29 am

So, last night I watched Episode II again. It has been probably about a year since I’ve seen it. I watched Episode I before going to see Episode III, but my old roommate had my DVD of Episode II so I wasn’t able to watch it ahead of time.

That’s terribly unfortunate. For the sake of Episode III, I mean. For instance, if I had watched Episode II previous to seeing Episode III, my Episode III review would have read thusly:

“Thank fucking god it was better than Episode II.”

Although, Episode II does contain the best scene in the entire prequel trilogy, in my opinion. It’s the only time that Anakin even appears to be turning to the dark side. When he rescues his mother on Tatooine. Say what you will about “scowling Hayden”, but that’s the only time in any of the movies where I thought, “Wow, he’s going to be evil. Very, very evil.”

And I still can’t get over the fact that good actors were reduced to reciting lines in that. George, you’re a horrible director and writer. Great ideas, poorly executed.

6 Comments »

  1. “Great Ideas, Poorly Executed”

    Dude… that’s IKEA’s slogan. What could this mean?

    Comment by Dave — June 9, 2005 @ 10:12 am

  2. you should watch the deleted scenes from episode 1 to solidify your feelings on Lucas’s ability to direct actors. Especially the scene between anakin and padme before the race.

    Comment by The Loop — June 9, 2005 @ 10:30 am

  3. Lucas’ inability

    Comment by nessa — June 10, 2005 @ 12:42 pm

  4. Happy Birthday!

    You know, you could give us a gift on this day, much like a Hobbit might. How about a POST?!

    Comment by The Loop — June 28, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

  5. I would personally insult you for your comments about Episode II, but I realized that you weren’t worth the trouble. It’s okay if you disliked AOTC. The world won’t end if I totally disagree with you.

    Comment by LadyLavinia — July 5, 2005 @ 2:01 pm

  6. I have no idea who you are, Lady Lavinia, but you seem to have this vendetta against me merely for my opinion of a B-grade movie. I find that amusing.

    Comment by phil — July 6, 2005 @ 10:00 am

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