Saw one of the pirated versions of Attack of the Clones last night; good god was it ever awful. Maybe not Highlander III awful, maybe not even Phantom Menace awful, but certainly Planet of the Apes awful. Awful enough that going to see the special effects in a theater Friday night – for free – sounds like a waste of a perfectly good Friday night.
Actually, I kind of liked the poor video quality, despite the sound blips. It removed the heavy stench of CGI-for-CGI’s-sake and stripped the worst of the melodrama from the score. It also magnified the bad acting, but hey, life’s a tradeoff.