Finally! After two years, Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones is
finally launched worldwide! I was lucky enough to obtain free tickets to
the 9:00pm show on opening night (courtesy of the company I work for).
I can tell you that it’s definitely much, much better than Episode I: The
Phantom Menace as far as the actions and storyline goes. We finally
get to see how some things seen in the later episodes actually form
e.g. how Luke’s Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru came into the picture, the
origin of the Death Star’s design and of course, Anakin’s intimate
relationship with Amidala which eventually led him to the Dark Side and
subsequently the birth of Luke and Leia. However, the movie has its
shortcomings too. Firstly, the dialog came on as too corny, and what’s
up with the Anakin and Amidala rolling down the meadows of Naboo ala
Hindustan movie as well as that scene where Amidala was running up
the hill ala Sound of Music? Was Lucas short of ideas for the romancing
scenes? Still, the best part of the movie I reckon was the light sabre
battle between Count Dooku and Yoda! It was worth waiting to see why
Yoda is THE Jedi master! Also, Sam L. Jackson gets to strut some
badassed Jedi attitude ala Shaft this time around (I want a purple light
sabre too!). All in all, I’d give it an 8/10 rating.
I’ve really gotta watch Spiderman
after this. I’m sure the ticket demand would be much less with people
flocking to see Episode II now.