Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (ebumms Edit)

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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (ebumms Edit)
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Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
142
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
137
Time Cut:
5
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This fan edit is for those of us who have convinced ourselves that we love Episode II almost exactly as it is but would prefer less complaining/creeping from Anakin. He's been toned down just enough to possibly be likable.
Intention:
I want the viewer to feel like they are watching the same movie only this time finding it to be a little easier to love.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
1080p/5.1
Cuts and Additions:
MUTED Obi Wan: stuttered "Since"
REMOVED Obi Wan: "We will not go through this..." through Anakin: "...mandate"
REMOVED Anakin: "I've thought about her every day since we parted."
REMOVED Anakin: "I don't think she liked me watching her."
REMOVED Aliens reacting to Obi Wan in traffic: "Jedi poodoo"
REMOVED Flying through power couplings
REMOVED Obi Wan: "This weapon is your life."
MUTED Anakin: "I am trying."
REMOVED Anakin: "Tell us now!"
REMOVED Padme: "That must be frustrating" through Anakin: "It's not fair!"
REMOVED Padme: "Anakin, don't try to grow up..." through Anakin: "Sorry M'lady."
MUTED Padme's laugh
REMOVED Anakin's bratty face
REMOVED Anakin: "I don't like sand...soft and smooth"
REMOVED Anakin: "The closer I get to you..." through "...anything that you ask."
REMOVED Anakin: "Then you do feel something."
REMOVED Anakin: "Believe me, I wish..." through "...but I can't."
REMOVED Anakin: "Well, you know..." through "...destroy us."
CROPPED sleeping Anakin's nip slip
REMOVED Obi Wan abrupt stop hanging from rope
REMOVED Techno Union robot malfunction
REMOVED Terrible CGI Guy: "The banking clan will sign your treaty."
REMOVED Anakin: "It's all Obi Wan's fault! ...He's holding me back!"
REMOVED Padme: "What's wrong Ani?"
TRIMMED Anakin pouty face
REMOVED C-3PO falling on flying droid
REMOVED C-3PO: "He's always getting himself into trouble."
MUTED Battle Droid head: "uh oh"
REMOVED Anakin: "What are you talking about?"
REMOVED Anakin: "You love me?" through Padme: "...I want you to know."
MOVED Anakin: "I've got a bad feeling about this."
REPLACED Anakin: "I've got a bad feeling..." with Anakin looking worried
REMOVED Anakin looking worried
MUTED Battle Droid head: "My legs aren't moving. I must need maintenance."
MUTED Battle Droids: "uh oh" "roger roger"
REMOVED C-3PO: "This is such a drag."
MUTED C-3PO: "Oh! I'm quite beside myself."
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User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(3)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
9.3(3)
Enjoyment
 
8.7(3)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
again ebumms did a wonderful job on a technical level and largely achieved the goals of edit. unlike ebumms episode 1 however, some of the cuts here do hurt the narrative slightly. unsurprisingly, the majority of trims are anakin/padme related, a while this does significantly reduce the cringe in the film, it does make their relationship even less natural and believable than it already wasn't in the original. a trade-off that i'm sure is acceptable for many, though.

on a personal note, i've come to accept that i cannot divorce those notoriously awkward lines that are mostly absent in ebumms' edit from the film and have learned to embrace and enjoy them in a ridiculous, twilight-sort-of-way. on the other hand, i would prefer to lose the assembly line sequence entirely as i find it ridiculous in a dull, time-filler-way. but i still found many trims helped the film (e.g. speeder chase, "jedi poodoo", etc).
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Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Continuing a SW re-watch in this order: 1-4-7, 2-5-8, 3-6-9. I opted for HAL9000's edits for most of the OT and the sequels, but at my family's request, I'm using ebumm's edits for the prequels.

As noted before, I always want more cut from the prequels than I usually get. But ebumms' A/V skills are outstanding, and this was the first time my wife enjoyed watching AotC. While I intend to keep hunting for my ideal edit, the rest of my family has already found theirs, saying they don't want to ever watch another version!

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Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
In the same vein as his Episode III edit, ebumms presents here almost the same movie, except slightly better. Seemingly a work of someone who enjoys the movie and simply wants it to be better (as opposed to someone frustrated that wants it to be watchable), and every cut is incredibly seamless and honestly, should be a default for every AOTC edit going forward. Really loved it, you really subtly brought out the best there possibly could be for something that doesn't stray too far from the original cut..

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