Second Star Wars Prequel Less Thrilling than its Predecessor
I can honestly say that I enjoyed this movie despite it being one of the most criticized films in Star Wars history. There are some notable fight scenes (Yoda vs Count Dooku and Obi-Wan vs. Jango Fett) but nothing memorable enough to make me want to pop this movie in to watch those scenes over. There is a particularly perilous scene in the droid factory, which could make younger kids nervous. An alien monster slashes the back of Senator Amidala, drawing blood. A young boy witnesses the death of his father. Count Dooku slices off the arm of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin gets angry and admits to killing not only men, but women and children as well (this isn't shown on screen). Like CSM stated, the romance in this movie is heavy, and in my opinion, is rather cheesy. This kind of banter between Skywalker and Padme might definitely bore younger children. Watching it years ago, I was bored by this movie. You can see Anakin's descent to the dark side slowly growing (which culminates in the next episode). Despite being considered a hero, and a notable Jedi, Anakin shows himself to be extremely conflicted throughout the movie, very possessive of his romantic interest, Senator Padme and angry that he is not given the respect he believes that he deserves by other Jedi. Anakin is not a good role model for kids in this movie, and is far from the innocent boy we saw in Episode I.