I never saw Star Wars Attack Of The Clones because so many of my friends, and the press tore that film to shreds.
Last night they aired it for the 1st time on Network TV, and I LOVED it!
Yes...I found alot of minor flaws. I agree it's major flaw was weak direction and a weak script.
But I loved the story, the actors nonetheless. While it's not my favorite Star Wars Film, (Empire Strikes Back is) and the Original Trilogy, I expected this thing to suck horribly, but I was amazingly entertained, filled with sadness and joy at the appropriate moments. Loved the love story between Anakin and Padme. Loved Anakin's development and failings as a Jedi.
Loved Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan. Even loved Yoda who kicked ass in the light saber battle at the end.
My only fault...is NOW I am incredibly emotionally invested in the character of Anakin Skywalker...too much too see such a loving, caring person and Jedi Knight....turn into the evil Darth Vader...in Revenge Of The Syth which I have not seen yet.
I wish George Lucas had made him evil from the start. As in real life with true evil, your Hilter's and Charles manson's are evil bad seeds from birth.
I don't like Lucas creating pure evil out of a gentle, loving hero, knight, and hero. I was crying at this film and I raarely do that. So you know I cared about Anakin if I did that.