For Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), there were to be many more visual effects than in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). This documentary shows many VFX ... See full summary »
The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects ... See full summary »
The history of Anakin Skywalker, who, although turning to the Dark Side of the Force, brings balance to the Force. His discovery, fall to the Sith, and redemption are elaborated on with clips of the Star Wars movies and interviews with the cast and crew and Star Wars. Written by
An exploration of the character of Anakin Skywalker
This features a fairly efficient and concise depiction of the transformation and characteristics of Darth Vader. Brief interview bits, clips from the movies and behind the scenes footage is cut tightly to aid in this, and Christensen kindly details every single emotion his character felt in the second movie of the prequel trilogy, oddly inter-cut with Yoda from Episode I, who has now been digitized... poor Frank Oz. This also shows us Lucas directing Hayden, which, if nothing else, proves that he actually does that, tells his actors what they're feeling and supplies them with motivation. Lucas says that the movies should be watched in the order they take place(maybe the decline in the sharpness of the effects in such a viewing order will be outweighed by the considerable increase in the overall quality of the films?), as well as saying(again) that Anakin is the main character in the whole shebang, and that he is, in fact, the chosen one. I don't know if that will actually settle all the debates regarding that, but oh well. The guy who did the physical effects for the last few scenes of the film briefly describes his work, and we see it some. All in all, a good little featurette. Well paced and definitely not too long, informative and interesting. I recommend this to any fans of the movies, and especially anyone who likes the character of Vader. Yup, that's a whole lotta people. 7/10
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