Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Here’s an unpopular viewpoint for you: Attack of the Clones‘ biggest failing is down to audience expectation.
“Wait,” I hear you cry, “it’s biggest failing is that it’s terrible!”
Hey, I hear you. And I don’t completely disagree. Sloppy editing, self-consciously terrible dialogue, and a ‘classical’ love story that plays out incredibly unconvincingly all combine to make it the biggest slog of the Star Wars saga. The development of Yoda’s character is either great or terrible, depending on how beholden you are to George’s view of the Jedi Order. The CG hasn’t aged all that well.
In short, the film is flawed. But it’s not as bad as PT-haters will have you believe – and here’s why.