Fan buzz has been very negative for this movie. Myself, I have tried to remain positive. But even I, as a very leniant movie watcher has to admit that this really wasn't great. It's not on par with any of the other six movies of the franchise. It wasn't all bad though, and I will tell you what was good and bad about it now.
The animation was a real mixed bag. It had great backgrounds that looked almost like they were taken right out of the movies, then you have these very poorly designed characters. As much as I liked most of the designs on everything but the characters themselves, I couldn't help looking at the animation like a beautiful painting with poo smeared in some spots. You can look at the painting, but it's hard to enjoy it when you can't take your eyes off the poo. It takes away from the potentially awesome animation. They look plastic and stiff, and the facial expressions and lip syncing look like something from a Playstation game from 1999. The voice acting was pretty bad aswell, although Christopher Lee did and alright job, and Matt Lanter had a lot more emotion in his voice acting than Hayden had in the entire role.
The dialogue was about as bad as can be. The exhanges between Anakin and his apprentice were all cliche and boring. Not to mention almost all the droids were like copies of Jar Jar Binks. A main problem was that this would focus more on action than it did. That's why I felt all that lame childish stuff wouldn't matter. But it was mostly disussions and stuff, which was the last thing this movie needed. There was a fair bit of action, but even when they were having awesome lightsabre duals, they felt the need to stop every 4 seconds and talk about stuff that I didn't need to hear. I wanted to see lightsabre duals on a level that they couldn't manage in a live action movie. They did not deliver in this way. A lot of the other action was pretty good though, some being very fast moving and intense.
The storyline really didn't consist of much.... just people trying to get Jabba the Hutt on their side, basically. This is not a movie that I think many old Star Wars fans will enjoy, but it may be a movie that helps introduce new people to the franchise, which is always a good thing. This is definitely a movie for the younger audiences, not older people and film critics. It basically just felt like a long TV Show episode, which is basically all it was. It was good for a TV episode, but not for a movie. If the action is as good in the series as it was in the movie (and hopefully there will be more), then I will be looking forward to it. But if they release another movie that looks to be at this level, I will have to wait until DVD. If I had to rate it, I would probably give it around a 6-6.5.
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