Star Wars: Exploring What Made Attack Of The Clones So Bad

When the first Star Wars movies were premiering in the seventies, they were not paragons of perfect cinema — and they did not need to be, as they had more than enough novelty and excitement to offer theatergoers. The prequel trilogy had a far greater burden to bear: to deliver an experience that would effectively resurrect the franchise for a new generation, while also staying true to the original movies. The trilogy did both — but it turned out that audiences required more, and thus was born an evergreen debate. Attack of the Clones, in particular, bore (and still bears) the brunt of criticism aimed at the prequels. But why?