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|
This episode of the Star wars saga was criticized by some when it came out for having wooden dialogue and too much digital landscaping to be any good. I wasn't overly impressed with it myself, but having seen all 6 films now, AOTC is actually a very important and well done section of the overall series.
Lucas has said time and again that this movies are meant to be seen as one long film, not to be taken as 6 individual movies. This particular installment features so much that affects every other episode. The discovery of the clones, the immaturity and arrogance of Annakin, the beginning of the clone wars. All of these events happen in this one movie, which is actually a lot more than what happens in some of the other films. I don't consider this to be the best of all 6 by any means, but it is certainly not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.