||PG (for action/violence, no
||Light sabers, blasters, space
ships, chains, Jango Fett, clones of Jango Fett, jedi mind
tricks, Samuel L. Jackson, verbs at the end of sentences
|"In a world where..."
||Like you haven't already decided?
Disappointed by the last
installment, fans of the series had given up hope. They wondered
where were the glory days of part
two. Not wanting to disappoint the faithful, Lucas has extended
the Attack of the Clones trailer trilogy to a quadrology with the
release of Clone
Unlike the previous trailer, Clone War has absolutely, positively
no kissing. The opening music and CGI scenes let everyone know this
is not your father's Forbidden Love.
We learn that the Republic is facing a crisis and negotiations are
needed to prevent it from splitting in two. Mace Windu tells us that
the Jedi are "keepers of the peace, not soldiers." They
must be as talented as the Seattle police at keeping the peace because
it looks like an all out riot at the end.
The next scene was part Dukes of Hazzard, part The Fifth Element.
I was just thankful that Chris Tucker didn't make an appearance.
There are enough annoying voices in this trailer.
After hearing the stilted lines delivered by Anakin you begin to
realize why they had him doing so much kissing in Forbidden Love.
Luckily he does more with the light saber than he does with his lips.
I was very confused when Christopher Lee reprises his role as Saruman
the White in a cameo where he pleads with Obi-Wan Kenobi to join
him in his tower of Orthanc to destroy the Sith. Lucas is pulling
out all the stops to cross-pollinate the cultural references. Next
thing you know they'll be throwing Darth Vader in the next one.
The trailer concludes with some excellent battle sequences with
space craft and ground transports that rival the AT-ATs in coolness.
There's even some dual saber action!
Conclusion on trailer: Great action and special effects overcome
the weak acting to tilt this one to the above average side of the
Spotmeter - 7 out of 11.
on movie: Hopefully, we've seen all the dialog in the trailers and
all that's left are more special effect laden action sequences. As
Yoda would say, "Worse than Phantom Menace this movie cannot
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