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8.7 34 10
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Review by Radi0n — August 21, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

-During the first half of the film, Anakin is still too arrogant. Too much of Christensen’s horrid “performance” still shines through.
-After Zam Wessel takes a hard left turn in her ship, and Obi-Wan and Anakin keep flying straight ahead, they suddenly both end up at the bar in the next shot.
-Obi-Wan still sounds as if he has a cold and a blocked nose when replying to Anakin when the latter says Zam went into the bar. That could have gone too. Obi-Wan isn’t supposed to catch a cold until on Kamino [sic].
-The Death stick sequence should have been dropped altogether.
-The “Jedi-business” line still sounds amazingly arrogant.
-Anakin still looks like a creep when looking at Padmé ‘like that’, although that can’t be fixed.
-It’s still remarkably funny, and a little bit stupid, to hear the bartender shout “Hey, no droids in here” at R2, while he is in fact one himself.
-While it doesn’t exactly improve the film’s pacing, the scenes at Padmé’s house with her family are great additions to the love story.
-Along with the raid on the Raider’s encampment (pun intended), the Speeder bike scene is probably Christensen’s finest moment.
It could have something to do with him not having any dialogue there, but I’m not sure.
- Although it’s imperative to the plot, Anakin’s crazed rant when returning from the Tusken camp has terrible dialogue AND acting, which I think cannot be fixed without cutting up half the scene, or the entire scene, if necessary.
- NO Star Wars film should contain Lucas family cameos. Apparently, this cut no longer does, which is a VERY good thing.
- Another point of grief, although few will know her by name, is the presence of Sarrissa Jeng left intact in the film.
- Natalie Portman still looks hot in her outfit.
- Windu’s fight with Jango should have been flipped. Windu starts out on the left, and engages Jango from the right side to center screen in the next shot.
The final fight could have been trimmed down to not include the light show display by Dooku and Skywalker, as well as Yoda’s interference, which should have been reduced to a Force power display only.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS

VIDEO:
noticed no hard cuts, hiccups or jumps of any kind.
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

AUDIO:
same as above, nothing wrong here.
Overall: 5out of 5 stars

PRESENTATION:
as with TPE, another great menu in the style of the original, with a funny little intro by Yoda. Excellent.
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

IMPROVEMENT OVER THE ORIGINAL:
Although better than TPM, and only ever so little, it’s still a horrid film. This edit couldn’t change all that much.
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

FINAL SCORE: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Adds up to a fanedit score of:
8 out of 10 stars
(If you’re wondering why 4.5 times two doesn’t make 9 here, check ‘improvement over the original)
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