Fought in the Clone Wars

Vintage Collection Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker | Green Card Back

The Vintage Collection Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars) figure goes down as my favourite SA rendition of pre-Vader. It’s colourful, well articulated, and looks how I always imagined the Anakin of the Clone Wars to look – like a genuine space knight. Of course it helps that the Clone Wars series did a lot to expand Anakin’s character, making him more likeable and far more the kind of person we imagined when Ben Kenobi described him as a friend.

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Attack of the Clones Reappraised

In Defence of Attack of the Clones | Green Card Back

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.

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