Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Attack of those pesky clones. Never really understood the title of this movie honestly, makes out like the clones are the enemy. Anyway, likes and dislikes again like TPM. The battle on Geonosis was definitely a highlight, seeing so many Jedi all fight at once was awesome. Anakin was good and bad in this and he did confuse me a little, I can see what Hayden Christensen was going for and I can see why people would both like and dislike it, I'm mixed personally. Christopher Lee is awesome in everything, so that's that. The culmination fight at the end was also mixed but ended on an iconic series moment. I liked the chase at the start, for Padmes assassin. My dislikes encompass one massive flaw with this movie; not much happens and it's quite boring. As I said Anakin is a character I feel mixed about in this, and considering the film mostly focuses on him, that makes it difficult. Obviously we have a continuation of the political side of things. But again, there's plot points in this movie that don't make sense, unnecessarily until you've seen the next film. I don't mean that in the sense of cliffhangers, I mean that in the sense of understanding! Overall, Attack of the Clones is usually the movie I tout as the weakest of the series, and right now that is still the case. It still holds a place in my heart but as a film it is mediocre at best.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)
The beginning of the pre-The Last Jedi binge. Don't really wanna go into the plot with any of them, because I feel like I'm wasting my time talking about it. I'll just talk about what I like and don't. I like Qui Gon, Obi Wan is a bit bland in this one to be honest. I don't mind Jar Jar, I get it, it is annoying. But Star Wars has had plenty of campy things in the past and no one complains. The pod racing was really good to see in the cinema (yeah, I saw it in there back in 1999) it's still fun now. The fight scene with Darth Maul is good, and he's one of my favourite villains in the Star Wars universe, I just don't think he was expanded on enough. I did like the young Anakin as well, I thought he was very charismatic and kind. Now onto the flaws, the plot. With exposition, of seeing how everything develops the plot is fine, but as a single film nothing particularly makes sense. This is due to, not knowing why the trade federation are dealing with the Sith, nor what either of them actually want. The politics side of it isn't necessarily boring, it's just something people didn't want to see. I didn't think there was enough action in the movie as a whole. But that's fixed in the following movies. On the whole, I don't hate this movie. In fact, I don't even dislike it. I think it was living up to a ridiculously high standard and it fell short. Not as short as people made it out though. Guilty pleasure for me, a fun, but lackluster movie.
. Got me some, how you say? Fill-ums.
Rush Hour trilogy
(dir: some schmuck)
Avengers: Infinity War
(dir: Joe & Anthony Russo)
Isle of Dogs
(dir: Wes Anderson)
The Dark Crystal
(dir: Jim Henson & Frank Oz)
From Frank Oz's 1986 horror musical, Little Shop of Horrors, a collection of artefacts from the legendary production!! These include one of "Audrey II's" molars from her final stage of growth and vine leaves; a production made "Audrey II" puppet skin from her infant stage with resin core, and a radiator bolt from when "Audrey II" destroys the radiator while attacking "Seymour" (Rick Moranis). . .
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