Reflections on "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones"

Jan 29, 2009

I wanted to share these thoughts while this movie was so fresh in everyone's minds. Strike while the iron is hot, that has always been my motto. I say it all the time, ask anyone.

Anyway, I didn't care for this movie much. I only saw it a couple of times I think. I just found the romance between Anakin and Padme too obnoxious and stupid. In all the scenes on Naboo, for instance, if she is telling him they can never be together, why is she dressed like that? Her words say no, but her clothes say yes! And then, after all that, as soon as they are facing certain death she tells him that she loves him; "Truly, deeply, effervescently, spastically" I think were her words.

Why? Why in the world does she love him? So far all he has done is whine. (Which, I guess, is pretty common in young jedi. Remember the dulcet tones of the whining Luke? "But I was going into Tashi's Station to pick up some power converters!!" Ha ha ha! It makes me laugh every time I think of it.) Yep, Anakin is a big fat whiner, which women apparently find irresistible.

And another thing: Many Star Wars fans wanted to kill Jarjar Binks after Episode I. So it was promised that he would only have a minor role in the 2nd movie, and true to the promise, he was only in a couple of scenes. However, C3PO seems to take his place as annoying side-kick. His lines surpass my threshold for cheesiness. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then count yourself lucky. (For example, C3PO's head is being dragged along the ground and he actually says "Oh, What a drag!")

The way Yoda talks seems to be way over the top in this one too. I think I preferred Yoda when he was a tiny, crazy old weirdo living in Dagobah.

That is all I got. But I just saw this video on this nice person's blog, which I thought was pretty great.

And that, my friends, is the end. Oh, geez, and in case anyone had forgotten, I am a giant dork, which this post demonstrates nicely. "Dulcet tones"? Who talks like that?