20 Underappreciated Blockbusters That Are Much Better Than You Remember
20. Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
Lets get this out of the way first in the interest of fairness; this movie has some of the worst dialogue ever spoken in a major Hollywood production, the plot is largely tedious and Hayden Christensen has both the charisma and acting ability of a moldy sponge.
Apart from those several (massive, admittedly) flaws, Attack of the Clones doesn't deserve all of the vitriol spewed in its general direction, just some of it. Well, maybe a bit more.
After the decidedly ropey Phantom Menace, this follow-up went a long way to steering the prequel trilogy back on track. Ewan McGregor settles comfortably into the role of Obi-Wan and the increased emphasis on the action generates plenty of excitement.
For a movie so invested in utilizing cutting-edge technology, there's also a surprisingly old-fashioned pulpy feel to the whole thing, from some deliciously hammy acting to the Errol Flynn-inspired dueling via John Williams' swelling score. Perhaps the most underrated entry in the entire Star Wars franchise?
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