Our Performance Review 2.0 is episode 18 and the sixth part of the Attack of the Podcast miniseries, about the film Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Posted 29 Jul 2015.
In the sixth installment of the only podcast that exclusively talks about Attack of the Clones (formally just the Phantom Menace until discovering this sequel), Griffin and David once again examine the film’s entire cast and rate all the major players – actor by actor. From Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi as most improved to Christopher Lee killing it as Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus to the amazing voice acting of Ron Falk as THE BEST CHARACTER IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE: DEXTER JETTSTER!
How do the boys' rankings of some actors compare to the last review? Do their critiques take into account the once again overwhelming criticism that revolved around this film?
Plus: assessing directors' bodies of work such as Joel Schumacher; apparently Michael Jackson wanted to be Jar Jar Binks; and remember, great thespians don’t blink!
And more showbiz stories! The legends of Marlon Brando messing with Frank Oz on the set of The Score, Griffin auditioning for Joel Schumacher, and Griffin's audition for Edgar Wright as well as his later heartwarming encounter with Bryan Lee O'Malley (author of the Scott Pilgrim comics). A lovely note to end the episode on.
Milestones and Ephemera
- There's now a pizza with a pretzel crust out there.
- Guys, we live in a terrible world.
- First time Griffin and David remembered to solicit listeners to "rate, review, and subscribe" to the podcast!
- Smits got a 'fail' from the Pro-Smits podcast? Even the co-hosts were later confused about how this happened.
- Eating on-mic: ayup (peanuts)
|Ewan McGregor||Obi-Wan Kenobi||pass||unanimous Most Improved Award|
|Hayden Christensen||Anakin Skywalker||ruinous fail|
|Christopher Lee||Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus||masterful pass||David's favorite performance|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Mace Windu||pass|
|Frank Oz||Yoda (voice)||fail|
|Ian McDiarmid||Supreme Chancellor Palpatine||solid pass||Griffin's favorite performance|
|Pernilla August||Shmi Skywalker||pass|
|Temuera Morrison||Jango Fett||fail (The Tiebreaker)|
|Jimmy Smits||Senator Bail Organa||fail|
|Jack Thompson||Cliegg Lars||pass||Griffin's Most Underrated Award|
|Leeanna Walsman||Zam Wesell||hard fail|
|Ahmed Best||Jar Jar Binks
|Oliver Ford Davies||Sio Bibble||fail|
|Ronald Falk||Dexter Jettster (voice)||big pass||unanimous MVP|
|Jay Laga'aia||Captain Typho||fail|
|Andy Secombe||Watto (voice)||pass|
Viceroy Nute Gunray
|Ayesha Dharker||Queen Jamillia||pass|
|Joel Edgerton||Owen Lars||fail|
|Daniel Logan||Boba Fett||fail|
|Anthony Phelan||Lama Su (voice)||pass|
|Rena Owen||Taun We (voice)||pass|
|Alethea McGrath||Madame Jocasta Nu||system fail|
|Susie Porter||Hermione Bagwa, WA-7||pass||4 thumbs up & 2 dicks up|
|Matt Doran||Elan Sleazebaggano||pass|
|Alan Ruscoe||Lott Dod||fail|
|Matt Sloan||Plo Koon||fail|
|Veronica Segura||Cordé||fail (The Tiebreaker)|
|David Bowers||Mas Amedda||fail|
|Zachariah Jensen||Kit Fisto||pass|
|Alex Knoll||J.K. Burtola||pass|
|Phoebe Yiamkiati||Mari Amithest||pass|
|Kenny Baker||R2-D2||?? n/a|
|Liam Neeson||Qui-Gon Jinn (archive sound)||fail||check your contract, Liam!|
|Totals||1 ?? (n/a)
|Yep: the acting in Attack of the Clones is definitively bad.|