From looking at the trailer from just a marketing standpoint, it did nothing to entice the viewer. The casual moviegoer will know something about Star Wars, but I doubt they’ll automatically recognize much of the shots as nothing more than eye candy. The trailer has this avant-garde feel to it, as if Episode II will be dark and mysterious (hopefully). Even with Breathing ‘s radical departure, it definitely suffers at the end when the title “Attack of the Clones” appears. How can a film be taken seriously with that name? I digress … However the preview reminds me of the commercial for “Alien,” but I think the “Alien” trailer played off a lot better, creating tension and claustrophobia.
For what’s it worth, it really doesn’t matter as the public will slowly but surely be assaulted by further Star Wars previews as May creeps ever so closer.
As for what we see –
The good: at the moment Hayden Christensen has shown more emotional depth in these few seconds than Jake Lloyd will in a lifetime … Jango Fett jet action… Obi-Wan in stasis has some great lighting … and of course, Natalie Portman.
The bad: C-3PO’s evolution is nothing more than a marketing ploy, why did Lucas ever have to change his unofficial life story? … The current Yoda doesn’t look quite right …
The ugly: The desert Flash Gordon ship is downright awful, completely un-Star Wars … The water city looks like something out of Waterworld… Slave I, asteroid field – am I watching TESB over again … the Battle Droid Army, err -- Clone Army, didn’t we see the same shot in Episode I? And finally, the clone kids in blue – god save us all. I can only hope their emotions are as static as Stormtroopers
Just over half a year before triumph or tragedy awaits.
“A little human compassion”