Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Epic 90 Minute Review of "Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

The team that brought the world the amazing 70 minute take-down of "The Phantom Menace" in December is back with a 90 minute deconstruction of "Attack of the Clones" and it is even more awesome than the first edition:

Parts 2-9 here.

We went through and looked at some of the older reviews that Mike Stoklasa has posted on line, specifically his critiques of Star Trek Generations, First Contact, and Nemesis (all of which can be found here); and it's a blast to see the narrator develop into a misanthropic Virgil -- a delightfully twisted guide through cinematic hell.

There's some very subtle and brilliant character development in this installment. "Mr. Plinkett," the serial killer/film critic, continues to develop into a compelling anti-hero in ways none of the other characters in the Star Wars prequels even approach. Meanwhile, George Lucas stops becoming the misguided fool of the first review and starts to evolve into a the villain of the story ...

It's almost as if his late film-making career has followed a trajectory parallel to that of Anakin Skywalker's ...

These films are amazing -- and they are films, not merely YouTube videos. It's the most inventive film-making I've seen in a long time and a perfect example of how film tax credits could be used here in Wisconsin to nurture homegrown talent.

I can't wait for the review of Episode III.


Anonymous said...

not another one of these things :/
it just isn't poor Stewie's day is it?
What next? a biting expose of Team Jacob?

Jb said...

Stewie, you have no soul.

These are amazing.

Midichlorian Stewie said...

pffft. Do so.
I'm just smart enough to realize that getting embroiled in the Internecine Wars of Nerds is a bad decision. Nerds need to stand together to defeat the Mundanes, not mutually destruct over details.
Now, if this genius of yours had done a documentary on George Lucas' NECK, that would be of real value. I have tried to find the cause of that, but so far no deal.

btw - have you addressed me directly before? I didn't see it if you have. I enjoyed believing you feared me.