10 years of Attack of the Clones: Riley’s most memorable scene

Over the next 7 days i’m going to try an experiment. I’m going to blog.

Now I’m not really that much of a writer, I’m more of a podcaster. So over the next week I’m going to peek outside my podcast studio, step out of my comfort zone and try my hands at the old laptop keyboard. Over the next 7 days I’m going to be doing a 7 part retrospective series about the Star Wars movie that just turned 10 years young, Attack of the Clones.

This series will cumulate with our live video podcast commentary of the movie on Thursday the 24th at 7:30 EST at http://www.starwarsreport.com/live Be there!
I still remember watching AOTC for the first time. I watched it with my older sister on our 1980s era 13 inch, glass, built-in-mono-speaker, weighed-50-lbs tv set. Those were the days when our primary source of television entertainment was old, taped-off-tv, Little House on the Prairie episodes (loved that show) so 15 year old me thought this movie was pretty cool.
There are a lot of scenes that jumped you to me, and not all in a good way. Don’t get me wrong, I loved this movie but that was a time in my life when any idea of romance was still “Gross”.

The on screen chemistry (or lack thereof) between Hayden and Natalie didn’t help.

Forced romance, and poor dialogue aside, there are a ton of great moments in this movie but the one that stays with me the most is the scene where Obi Wan witnesses the clone army assembling for the first time. This was when the true magnatude of what was about to happen in the Star Wars galaxy finally dawned on me.  Why?

  • The music. You hear the return of the ominous Droid Army theme from The Phantom Menace.
  • Obi Wan. The guy rarely losses his nerve but at that moment I think the look on his face shows that he’s just realizing that there is a long war ahead of him.
  • The line. “Magnificent, aren’t they.” I wish we could see this large scale of a portrayal in the Clone Wars.

That concludes the first post. Be sure to swing by tomorrow for part two!

Thanks for stopping by,

Riley

 

  • http://twitter.com/majoryutz jay wax

    “Begun the Clone War has” Was the one line that really stood out to me. That final scene set the stage for the horrors that were to follow.

    • Starwarsreport

      Yes that’s a fantastic scene! I think Yoda was one of the only Jedi to truly understand the significance of what was about to happen. -Riley