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

(Last Updated On: September 20, 2019)


Title: Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Year: 2002

Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy |

Runtime: 142 min

Director: George Lucas

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman

imdb_46x22 6.6/10

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.


Anakin Skywalker has grown up, it’s been ten years since the first film, and the theme gets darker and gloat. The action gets darker even though there are many bright moments in this movie, but also sad moments.

It repeats a lot from the Episode I and much feels not so thought out, as it is shifted in the action and takes turns in different destinations, but finally, George Lucas manages to find the final minutes. A couple of new characters are introduced in connection with the battle that takes place at the end ruled by Count Dooku (Christopher Lee).

The clone war begins to begin and in connection with the rescue from the place where Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin, and the senator are trapped, several Jedi Knights emerge and it becomes a big blow with Clonetroopers, Jedi and Sith Lord and droids.

It also pops up some scenes with R2-D2 and C-3pO, which fills up the comic, easy-going piece. However, it will not be easy. In some places, it feels slow and troublesome in its action and then has a tendency to derail. The Special effects are striking and definitely convincing, just as usual, and it is noticeable that the quality has actually improved.

Natalie Portman, as Senator Amidala, comes forward more clearly in that film and gets bigger place. On the side of everything, as Anakin will protect her, he embarks on a romantic relationship with the senator, creating a clear contrast throughout the series. Anakin becomes Darth Vader and Amidaa becomes the mother of the twins Skywalker.

It’s a great, worth seeing the movie with lovely special effects, which gets better over time filling up expectations for this sequel in the prequel trilogy. It is an adventure but there will be no deepening needed to get a good rating. Christoper Lee, who plays Count Dooku, was very old and during the duel scenes, there was someone else who was dueling for him and they just pasted to his face. However, his voice is made to the character.


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Marcus J. Ström
Marcus J. Ström
Marcus Ström | Journalist/writer and Chief Editor.
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