The story in “Assault of the Clones” picks up a full decade after the occasions of “Phantom Menace.” That is such a key resolution because it permits for a couple of issues to occur. For one, Anakin is grown up now and Hayden Christensen bought to step into the position as an angsty, coming-into-his-own Padawan to Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan, his trainer within the methods of the Jedi. It additionally allowed for the central story to really kick into excessive gear as Ani was all grown up now, so when Natalie Portman’s Padme Amidala sees him once more after years aside, all bets are off. Let the forbidden love start!
Apart from the love story, there’s additionally the entire enterprise of the creation of the Clone Military on the heart of this, which Obi-Wan investigates. Christopher Lee’s Depend Dooku, Yoda’s former apprentice we come to seek out, is the Sith pulling strings behind the scenes. It additionally gives an excuse within the film’s third act to lastly see Yoda in motion with a lightsaber. Plus, we get to fulfill Boba Fett’s dad, Jango Fett, whose DNA offered the template for the Republic’s Clone Military. Granted, he will get his head chopped the f*** off by Mace Windu throughout the film’s climactic battle, however his DNA is, fairly actually, entwined within the franchise in a big means.
One ingredient that we see an terrible lot much less of is Jar-Jar Binks, with the maligned character getting far much less display screen time within the sequel. To be clear, this was certainly in response to the detrimental response the character was topic to following the discharge of Episode I, even when Lucas absolutely loves Jar-Jar. No less than in some respects, this movie is a response to its predecessor and the way in which audiences reacted to it, for higher or for worse.
Loads of items are transferring across the board within the sequel and it makes for a type of messy movie that does not completely come collectively till the third act. However from a technological standpoint, it’s a wildly vital movie because it was one of many first motion pictures ever to be shot entirely on digital. Lucas has all the time been about advancing cinema with know-how and, on this case, he was very far forward of the curve. As for the corny dialogue resembling “I do not like sand” or any of the opposite bits one needs to select of this movie? Speaking for “The Star Wars Archives,” Lucas made no apologies about his method:
“Most individuals do not perceive the type of Star Wars. They do not get that there is an underlying motif that may be very very similar to a Nineteen Thirties Western or Saturday matinee serial. It is within the extra romantic interval of constructing motion pictures and journey movies. And this movie is much more of a melodrama than the others.”
Lucas was going to make the films he needed to make and, on condition that “The Phantom Menace” made greater than $1 billion on the field workplace, Fox most likely wasn’t going to cease him. Whether or not or not some intervention would have helped is up for debate however this was Lucas’ present and he was going to run it the way in which he needed to run it. Interval.