Originally Posted by scorpiosnow
I hate George Lucas. I hate him. He took Star Wars, one of the cherished parts of my childhood, and totally ruined it for me. I mean, I had the action figures, collected the Dark Horse comics, read and re-read the Timothy Zahn Novels...I wanted to be a Jedi! This movie was a major dissappointment, especially after everybody said how good it was. The only good part of the whole movie was the lightsaber scenes, but I think we proved in Attack of the Clones that you can have a terrible movie with great lightsaber scenes. George Lucas is a terrible, terrible, dialogue writer. None of the characters are believable, the acting is incredibly wooden even by people who i KNOW can act (which I guess means it's the scriptwriter's fault).
A few minor points:
1. Lay off the cheesy humor
2. Mannequin Skywalker is a horrible actor and I pray he never finds work again.
3. Yes, we get it. Yoda has broken speech when he's a wizened 900 year old hermit, but there's no excuse for him to use it so much in these movies unless he's mentally handicapped. Even in Empire and Jedi, he uses it mostly for emphasis. Not "For Pepsi, go to 7-11 we must! In the car, gas must we get!" It literally embarrasses me as a Star Wars fan. I can't show this **** to my non-star wars friends, what the **** would they think.
4. All the clones suddenly turned on their general (Kenobi) without so much as a second thought, just because the leader of the senate told them to? huh? You think soldiers would have murdered Norman Schwarzkopf if Bush Sr. had told them to? Probably not. At least not without question. Stupid.
Anyway, there's much more, but I stayed up late watching this trash and now I'm really tired.
To me, this movie is made even worse by the fact that it was SO CLOSE to being good, but completely missed the mark. At least I didn't pay for it.
Dude, admit it, you still where you Star Wars PJs.
I'd say this movie, and Clones, had a lot more than just good light saber scenes. The Palpatine story lines were good. It was interesting to see him come to power, and intesting seeing him as the leader of both the republic and the sepertist, and have them fight against each other.
I just watched A New Hope, and it had some cheesy one liners in it.
You probably didn't notice the way Yoda talks in Empires because he didn't have nearly as much dialog. He talks pretty much the same way in this prequals as he did in Empires.
The clones don't question anything. They don't have feelings. It was stated in Attack of the Clones. They are made to do as they are told.