“Hey, have you seen this movie? What did you think about THAT SCENE?!” We have all used that phrase at one point during our discussions of movies with the other person’s eyebrows raising, “Oh yea, THAT SCENE!” You go on to pick that memorable scene apart by listing what you loved or didn’t like, how it made you feel and the impression it left on you.
In this series, we will do just that. We will take a scene from a movie and discuss its impact on us. Some of these scenes may be frightening, weird, iconic, controversial, hilarious and everything in between. Let us know your impression of the scene and the impact it left on you the first time you watched it down below in the comments. Enjoy!
*Warning: May Contain Spoilers*
Movie: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Scene: Obi-Wan Follows Slave 1
Director: George Lucas
Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Boba Fett (Daniel Logan)
Obi-Wan has been instructed by the Jedi Council to find the bounty hunter responsible for an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala. His search leads him to the mysterious ocean planet of Kamino, where he discovers an army of clones being produced for the Republic under the name of Sifo Dyas, a deceased Jedi Master, with bounty hunter Jango Fett serving as their genetic template. Obi-Wan meets with Jango, who reveals that the clones were the idea of a man known as Darth Tyranus. Obi-Wan deduces Jango to be the bounty hunter he is looking for, and after a brief fight, places a homing beacon on Jango’s ship, Slave I. He then follows Jango and his clone son, Boba, to the planet Geonosis.
Say what you want about the prequels, but you can not disparage the sound effects. Ben Burtt is the star of this scene. His sound design for Star Wars has always been outstanding, but he took things to another level in this scene. The seismic charges and the removal of all sound is absolutely fantastic. I remember seeing this in the theaters and being blown away. And don’t forget the awesome sound of Slave 1’s blasters. Those are fantastic as well. It’s a great sequence in an otherwise lackluster film.
What do you think of this scene? Did you find it intense and well done?