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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  16 May 2002 (USA)
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Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.



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Ten years after the 'Phantom Menace' threatened the planet Naboo, Padmé Amidala is now a Senator representing her homeworld. A faction of political separatists, led by Count Dooku, attempts to assassinate her. There are not enough Jedi to defend the Republic against the threat, so Chancellor Palpatine enlists the aid of Jango Fett, who promises that his army of clones will handle the situation. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi continues to train the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker, who fears that the Jedi code will forbid his growing romance with Amidala. Written by Anonymous

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A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love. See more »

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Rated PG for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2002 (USA)  »

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$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,386,209 (UK) (17 May 2002)


$310,675,583 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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Did You Know?


The death-sticks that the pusher tries to sell Obi-Wan were a hallucinogenic drug and their name is an obvious reference to cigarettes. According to Lucas, much like with cigarettes, with each dose, the user's life was shortened, and the successive dosages took away larger chunks from their lifespan, and with each successive dose, the desire for a harder reaction increased. Lucas inserted this personally into the film because his strict views concerning smoking. See more »


When Obi-Wan talks to Yoda about who might have erased Kamino from the Jedi Archives, Yoda is instructing Younglings in sabre technique. In one shot an alien Youngling appears in the back of the class, in the next, he's in front of the class. When the shot re-establishes, the alien is once again in the back of the class. See more »


[first lines]
Naboo lieutenant: Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logo for 20th Century Fox is static (to match the opening of Episodes 4, 5 and 6), instead of the animated 3-D logo used in Fox films at the time. See more »


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Star Wars (Main Theme)
Written by John Williams
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
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Special Effects Ahoy
15 November 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, the very disappointing Episode I really got me off wanting to see more new Star Wars, but as I had some free time I watched it on television when it was on.

This movie does not show any promise in the beginning, and after the ridiculous chase sequence I already gave up hope. The things that happen in this chase are totally preposterous: after the 'shortcut' Anakin jumps out of his craft and drops a mile and still ends up to catch the one they chased; moments later he loses his lightsaber. But no fear, Obi Wan incredibly has caught up to them and can catch the saber with two fingers. OK, the force is great, but this is stretching it a bit, isn't it?.

The movie then splits in two stories (as Empire did): One follows Anakin and Amidala and as the two young ones just need to fall in love, no one bothered to write any interesting dialogue. Anakin turns into a sissy for a while and whines a lot as Amidala wants to stretch the running time of the movie and holds of falling in love proper. Anakin then wants to prove he's not a sissy and decides to go off and rescue his mother, never forgetting that he needs to fall in love by the end of the movie. To makes sure this happens Amidala just tags along not doing anything really.

The other story then: Obi Wan leaves the two kids and promptly goes off visiting a lot of special effects. After walking around in corridors for about ten minutes, talking to a few CGI characters, he decides to fall of a roof and then chases Fett Senior and Junior around some more special effects. In the planet he's lead to he then discovers Christopher Lee, also talking to CGI characters. He then gets caught by some more special effects and needs to be rescued

Meanwhile Anakin is getting quite desperate and decides to take Amidala and go and rescue Obi Wan from all the special effects. After being captured and being reunited with Obi Wan, they decide to all fight the same special effects for once. After a while they temporarily turn into CGI characters themselves.

Finally, The Jedi and a huge army show up and save the day long enough to warrant a sequel.

Oh yes, almost forgot to mention: Anakin an Amadila get married at the end of this part. So do R2 and 3PO in he same ceremony, that explains why they argue so much in the original trilogy.

Well, now you know what happens, so you don't have to watch it. You can thank me later.

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