Decided to give this classic series a spin on the ol' #surroundsound
system and watched the first six #starwars
films. Here are my thoughts as follows.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
This film was easily the most overhyped film of all time, and what we got barely came close to the expectations from fans and the movie going public. The story is an absolute mess full of stereotypes and poorly written characters whos motivations are conveluted and messy. The acting is average at best considering the star studded cast involved. One character in particular(will not say his name) was intended to be comic relief and appeal to younger audiences, but comes across as a joke and a nuisance that gets on mine and @therealneeson
's nerves. All is not lost with the highlights of the package including Liam Neeson who can nearly save anything, a fantastic if underutilized villain, and some great FX here and there(but CGI is definitely overused and abused by George). 5.5/10 recommended for a one time but ultimately disappointing watch. PQ on this one is poor with a strong attempt to recreate the digital look of the second movie, even though this was shot on traditional film. This has caused actors to appear waxy and makes the film look flat lacking depth.
Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
After a mediocre first entry into the prequel trilogy I wasnt expecting this one to be any worse, but I was wrong. This is easily the worst Star Wars film I have ever seen out of all of them and is a boring, cliche and forgettable mess that should've been so much more than what we got in the end. The cinematography is incredibly dull and boring like the cameraman couldn't watch his own movie, and the effects look like one of my old PS2 games which have certainly aged better than the CG on this. The acting is also laughably bad from our main protagonist who has no chemistry at all with his destined love interest. Apart from starting well and having less poor comic relief, there is not much this film does well at all. 4/10 If you can't sleep at night(like my friend), then this film will cure it. PQ is atrocious down to the shocking cinematography and cameras used that look terrible.