Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

I figured that to finish these before Episode VII comes out I need to get on it. Sure it’s got some spoilers.

Attack of the Clones skips forward a decade from the end of Episode I and the only cast change is Anakin, Hayden Christensen for Jake Lloyd. This is reasonable since ten year have passed in the film and only like two passed in real life. The film begins with an assassination attempt on Senator Padme Amidala so the Jedi (Obi-Wan and Anakin) are assigned to protect her. This begins the two plot threads, Obi-Wan goes off the find out who wants the Senator dead and Anakin and Amidala “falling in love”. Obi-Wan comes across a Clone Army that was ordered by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas (whoever he is ) and runs into the Bounty Hunter who is trying to kill Amidala. While this is going on we continually go back to Anakin and Amidala who have gone into hiding on Naboo, this is where their love blossoms. Anakin continues to have dreams about his mother dying so they travel to Tatooine. Anakin finds Shmi but she is dead and he snaps slaughtering a bunch of Tusken Raiders, he also finds out his mother was freed and married into the Lars family. They get a message from Obi-Wan about the Bounty Hunter and the massive droid that is being built, while Obi-Wan sends it out he is attacked and captured. This lead Amidala with Anakin to travel to Geonosis to save Obi-Wan. Eventually this brings us to the most anticipated moment in the entire movie Yoda pulls out his lightsaber and fights Count Dooku (Tyrannus), but Dooku escapes. Begun this Clone War has.

This Star Wars is pretty okay to watch but about a quarter of the film is basically unwatchable, this is the romance between Anakin and Senator Amidala. I’m not sure how it happened but it seems there is no real reason for them to be in love. Worst of all it seems like Hayden and Natalie have no chemistry at all. On the plus side we have Captain Typho, one of my favorite characters, introduced as well as the whole Clone army which became the popular The Clone Wars television program.

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