A Film Review By Jason L. King
| Starring: Hayden Christenson, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By: George Lucas
Rated: PG13 for violence and battle sequences
I remember standing in a line for the Phantom Menace and being sadly disapointed due to the likes of bad dialogue and an annoying little guy named Jar Jar Binks, so when I heard that Episode 2 was coming out, I got to see it this time froma different perspective.
Star Wars brings out the likes of every movie goer in the hisory of movie goers. Nerdy young kids and middle age adults finally retreat from their secluded basements and flock to see the new George Lucas Creation. Most of them know the story by heart, many have seen and heard the rumors on the internet and line up in the theater for days just hoping that they will get a glimpse of something spectacular on the big screen.
Was Episode 2 worth their wait? Amazingly yes. This comming from a man who once said “Blah, it’s just star wars.” (yes that man is me, and I openly admit I am not a Star Wars nut) Overall Episode 2 beats out episode 1 hands down in just about every aspect, dialouge, script, effects and plot. Episode 2 takes a different outlook on the whole Star Wars theme and steers from the traditional Star Wars plot and focuses more on the love story between Anakin and Amidalla.
So is this movie worth your few bucks? Chances are if you are a fan of Star Wars you’ve already seen it, and if you haven’t then what are you waiting for? It’s worth the big screen viewing for the digital sound alone, and besides its Star Wars, I’m pretty sure George Lucas is making sure everyone in the world watch his films and worshipping him before the end of the year. Are you sure you want to miss out on that?
For those of you who aren’t Star Wars fans, and have no idea what this is leading up to, remember that Episode 1, 2 and 3 are prequels to those old Darth Vader classics. This means that that lovely Anakin becomes the Evil Darth Vader. Now I thought that this is common knowledge, but apparently some poeple haven’t a clue. (I know this because I’ve heard little old ladies leaving the theater and saying, “I wonder what’s up with that Anakin guy? Why are they making him so evil?”) So see,even if you are out of the Star Wars mix, its time to act like the rest of the public, join all your nerdy pocket protector wearing, Lucas worshipping friends and flock to the theaters.