Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

2002

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

369
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 542704

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Natalie Portman as Padmé
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
Rose Byrne as Dormé
Marton Csokas as Poggle the Lesser
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Reviewed by BiiivAL 8 / 10

The most romantic episode of "Star Wars"

The second episode of the new trilogy of "Star Wars" was much better than the first. He is much more gloomy, eventful and full of the sense that soon the customary world will collapse ... Moreover, it can be considered the most romantic film of the saga - speech, of course, about the love line of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala performed by Natalie Portman. It is not only very well developed, but it also takes place mainly in very beautiful, blooming locations, which is generally uncommon for Star Wars. Even sad to realize that it is waiting for a tragic ending ...

In all other respects, the "Clone Attack" can be considered a good film. Excellent battles on light swords, skirmishes, long conversations and flights on space ships - all this is done very qualitatively and interestingly. There are a lot of really unexpected plot twists, which will be appreciated not only by the fans of the universe, but by all the rest. For example, when a small dwarf Yoda takes a lightsaber in his hands and almost starts on an equal footing with the formidable Count Dooku, perhaps everyone was surprised ...

However, in spite of this, the second episode can not be put on the same level as the classical trilogy. And it's not even the quality of performance, but the fact that those films evoked much more emotional response, they had the notorious "Star Wars magic", which is practically absent in the first two prequels.

However, watching the "Attack of the Clones" is worth all fans of fiction - these films are shot too rarely.

Reviewed by elia_henden_nygaard 7 / 10

An entertaining Star Wars movie with great world building

This is one of the first Star Wars movies that I got to watch when I was a kid. It is the second installment in the Skywalker saga, and continues expanding the universe even more in a interesting way. As you all probably know this is for someone "the worst movie in the saga", and I can understand why. Anyway I have to admit that I actually enjoy all of the prequels, including this movie. The common complains most of the Star Wars fans had and still have to this date about this film in the franchise, is that the acting is terrible, the screenwriting is bad, and there is a overload of CGI. After watching through the movie a couple of times, I have started to look for the many good and brilliant things George Lucas did with this installment, not just the bad.

First of all I really appreciate the way Lucas builds up the story and the characters. They have all developed and changed from the last movie, and they keep developing throughout this film as well. Lucas starts to expand the universe by introducing us to new planets, locations, characters, and plot points that play a more important role in the last film in the trilogy (ROTS). Even if most of the action scenes/sequences are filmed in CGI environments, they still look kind of cool and amazing, even if the CGI itself don´t hold up as well to this date. I like that George Lucas chose to film on various real locations around earth (for example in Tunisia where they filmed Luke's home on Tatooine in ANH) I like such callbacks like that. The choreography and cinematography work well throughout big parts of the movie, but I think it could have been more improved. Yes, the acting is kind of rushed and some of the actors as well, but the information we get from these dialogue scenes still are important for the overall story in general.

I have some negative opinions about the movie though. I feel like the runtime was a little bit too long, because there was so much happening during the movie that did not really add anything to the story or any of the key points in the saga, like Anakin's path towards the dark side. Another thing I disliked about this film in the prequel trilogy, is the romance storyline between the characters Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. It just feels out of place and kind of rushed, because I never feel any emotions for these two characters each time I watch the movie. Therefore I don´t really buy their relationship that much. Another thing that I think could have made this film much better, is less use of CGI and much more use of practical effects and real locations. I like Lucas's screenwriting with his story, but I think that he could have written the dialogue between the characters in a much better way.

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones is not a terrible movie by any means, it is just that the movie could have been a lot better in many ways. (I rate this movie as a Star Wars movie).

Reviewed by jamesgandrew 5 / 10

wasn't as bad as I remember

Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones is a film that never left an impact on me. I couldn't get passed the heavy political exposition nor the prolonged romantic scenes with Anakin and Padme. Well I gave it another look for the first time in a long time and honestly it wasn't as bad as I remember.

There's elements I still despise about the movie, the most noteworthy being the terribly written romantic dialogue straight out of Twilight. George Lucas never displayed much strength in writing dialogue but this is a new low. Another thing that bores me is the heavy exposition, which was also an issue with its precursor. I know it's a story about political schemes and trade negotiations so it's hard to depict it excitingly, but maybe this wasn't the best story to go with?

George Lucas also got a bit lazy with directing this film due to his reliance on green screen effects and oh boy have they not aged well... You can tell the lighting isn't right in areas since the light seems to be constantly lit above the actors. The CG also hasn't aged well and there are times where it looks like actors are walking in front of screen savers.

I addressed this in my Phantom Menace review but I'll say it again, it wasn't the acting that bothered me about the prequels, it was the dialogue. Ewan is fantastic as Obi-Wan, he is witty and captures that Alec Guinness persona. Natalie Portman is perfectly fine, so is all of the supporting cast. And I can hear you all saying 'what about Hayden Christenson?' The fact is Anakin is meant to be a naive and confused adolescent who has difficulty controlling his emotions. Does Hayden portray that? Yes. It's easy to confuse this with bad acting especially with the cringy dialogue. I'm just defending these actors because they aren't the problem with the movie... it's the script.

The Jedi arena climax is quite epic and you get the sense these are the Jedi's in their prime before the majority of them were wiped out by Order 66. However the same can't be said about the concluding lightsaber duel which compared to the last movie is excruciatingly terrible. Yoda flipping around makes no sense considering his age. I know it's a Jedi requirement to have a lightsaber, however, he's a 900 year old creature and there's no evidence of his ability to wield a lightsaber in the original trilogy.

It's not the god awful film I made it out to be all those years ago. It definitely has strong moments like the Clone army origins, the Jango fight fight scene and the emotional turmoil of Anakin as he slaughters Sand People. Although this remains to be the worst of the prequel trilogy but in all honesty... it's still better than Rogue One and The Last Jedi.

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