Tomato Nation, on Clones:

"It's not just that the prequels suck, although they do. It's that they don't suck with any flair. The trilogy kind of sucked, too, in its way, but it also swooped and crunched and flailed and kept our attention. The prequels don't, but they could -- they just don't try. If they would just try a little harder, we would love them too. We want to love them so much. That's really why Attack of the Clones is so terrible, I think. It doesn't love us back, not even a little bit." (Forgot where I got this.)