Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.
|Release Date||:||May 15, 2002|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Action, Science Fiction|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||George Lucas, James McTeigue|
|Writers||:||Jonathan Hales, George Lucas|
|Casts||:||Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Ahmed Best, Pernilla August, Oliver Ford Davies, Andrew Secombe, Silas Carson, Alethea McGrath, Temuera Morrison, Jimmy Smits, Jay Laga'aia, Daniel Logan, Leeanna Walsman, Jack Thompson, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Ayesha Dharker, Rose Byrne, Veronica Segura, Matt Doran, Alan Ruscoe, Ron Falk, Anthony Phelan, Rena Owen, Susie Porter, Matt Sloan, David Bowers, Steve John Shepherd, Bodie Taylor, Matt Rowan, Steven Boyle, Zachariah Jensen, Alex Knoll, Phoebe Yiamkiati|
|Plot Keywords||:||senate, investigation, army, death star, jedi, cult figure, wedding, kendo, laser gun, space opera, spaceport, teenage rebellion, good becoming evil, alien race, mechanical hand, war violence, yoda|
If you listen to some fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, the new one is crap. This is, I've found out, true only with the Phantom Menace, which was very poorly directed and edited piece of film.
Attack of the Clones in the other hand is in comparison a superior achievement from PM. But it does contain couple of unnecessary segments, which drag the speed of the film down. And some of the acting is, even in the standard of the Star Wars, pretty horrible. But happily all those under achievers are not in any important roles and seasoned actors like Christopher Lee (Count Dooku) do deliver what you expect of them. others deserving nomination here are Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu and Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine.
So, the plot. Obi Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) are told to watch over senator Padame (Natalie Portman) because of assassination attempts towards her life. This soon leads in Obi in discovery of secretly manufactured clone army. Who is behind all this? Will Padame and Anakin fall in love? When does Anakin fall in to the dark side? Will he become a Jedi before all this? Some of these questions are partly answered in AOTC, but some are left waiting for the third installment of the new trilogy.
But as said, this is much better film than Phantom Menace. It's not best film in the Star Wars saga, but in my opinion it does deliver. It's mostly fun to watch, action sequences are good, special effects are even better and despise some bad acting and some pretty horrible dialogs, it wasn't pain in the back side to watch.
So, my advise: don't listen to roaring Star Wars fans who claim this movie to be one of the worst things ever and don't listen to those, who claim this one to be best thing since sliced bread.
Attack of the Clones is above average, but not the greatest thing ever either.