I don’t really know where I stand on this one. There are some parts of pure awesomeness and then there are parts and characters that I just can’t stand. It is my least favorite of the prequels; that will all be explained shortly.
I do find Padme and Anakin a cute couple. Very cute. But I’m perplexed how a girl like Padme could be attracted to a boy like Anakin. Apparently she and I have different ideas on the ‘ideal’ guy. Because Anakin is not my ideal guy for a husband. He was moody. He was disrespectful of Obi-Wan (whom I love to pieces)—both in his presences and when he was with Padme. He seemed almost too infatuated with Padme…and showed it very awkwardly. And he whined so much. I came into the movie and was stunned by how immature Anakin really was. (I will say that I’m happier with Anakin in Ep III, but that comes later.)
Now about Padme. How she was attracted to this young man is above my head. Anakin would probably annoy me to no end if I knew him in person, even if he is a cute guy. So, considering I didn’t like Anakin that much, and I still had no bond to Padme, I found their romance mediocre, and it’s still not a favorite of mine. It’s nothing like Han and Leia’s romance. Nothing near it. And I think the difference is because Han and Leia were actually in love. I have a feeling that Anakin and Padme more physically attracted to each other and that’s a different type of love. I think that love did deepen as it’s shown later on, but right then? *sighes* No, I just don’t buy it.
I do LOVE her wedding dress, by the way! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Her’s was the first that I ever looked at and thought, “I so want to get married in a dress like that!” I would have the neck line a little higher….. but the rest of the gown and the head dress is stunning!
As I’ve mentioned before, I actually bonded to Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace, so everything that effected him really affected me! I got nervous when Jango and Boba Fett chased after him in the ships. I kinda missed his short hair style though, he looked very handsome like that. And I wish Anakin showed more respect to him; he really was a great Jedi.
Probably my favorite characters from the movie, outside of Obi-Wan, would Threepio and Artoo! “Die, Jedi, die!” One of the most hilarious lines in film history ever! Artoo was amazing in the factory!
The music was awesome AS ALWAYS! Three cheers for John Williams! Hip, hip, hurray! Hip, hip, hurray! Hip, hip, hurray!
I liked the different settings they were placed in. The creatures in the arena were very cool, all the spaceships were amazing and the different worlds vastly unique. But everything was painfully . . . . Animated. I miss all the actual sets and models from the originals. They seemed like real ships and real buildings because they WERE real! This is something that I also miss in the behind-the-scene shots. While this new technology is great, I miss seeing the actors sitting around on real set. With the Originals, you have Carrie goofing off with every dummy within reach and Harrison chilling on a set of steps from Cloud City or Mark grinning up at the puppet Rancor. With the Prequels, the actors are with some set, but most of it is just blue or green backgrounds and blue and green covered contraptions. I just really miss the old fashioned film sets. Anybody concur or am I just really weird?
It might sound like I didn’t enjoy this one that much at all. I did enjoy watching it and there were some very exciting parts and even some epic parts. It was… lacking, to me. Considering many of the characters didn’t agree with me that much, I enjoyed it more than some movies that are like that. However, considering I enjoyed it less than Revenge of the Sith and I had a stronger bond to Qui-Go and Obi-Wan in the Phantom Meance, this places Attack of the Clones as number three in my arrangement of Prequels.