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

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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.

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George Lucas

Writers:

George Lucas (screenplay by), Jonathan Hales (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ... Padmé
Hayden Christensen ... Anakin Skywalker
Christopher Lee ... Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Frank Oz ... Yoda (voice)
Ian McDiarmid ... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Pernilla August ... Shmi Skywalker
Temuera Morrison ... Jango Fett
Jimmy Smits ... Senator Bail Organa
Jack Thompson ... Cliegg Lars
Leeanna Walsman ... Zam Wesell
Ahmed Best ... Jar Jar Binks / Achk Med-Beq (voice)
Rose Byrne ... Dormé
Oliver Ford Davies ... Sio Bibble

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Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is facing a Separatist movement and the former queen and now Senator Padmé Amidala travels to Coruscant to vote on a project to create an army to help the Jedi to protect the Republic. Upon arrival, she escapes from an attempt to kill her, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. They chase the shape-shifter Zam Wessell but she is killed by a poisoned dart before revealing who hired her. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan Kenobi to discover who has tried to kill Amidala and Anakin to protect her in Naboo. Obi-Wan discovers that the dart is from the planet Kamino, and he heads to the remote planet. He finds an army of clones that has been under production for years for the Republic and that the bounty hunter Jango Fett was the matrix for the clones. Meanwhile Anakin and Amidala fall in love with each other, and he has nightmarish visions of his mother. They travel to his home planet, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

George Lucas' daughter Katie appeared as a purple Twi'lek in the nightclub scene. Her older sister Amanda can also be spotted in the background when Obi-Wan and Anakin discuss the "changeling". Youngest sibling Jett appeared as a young Jedi in the Jedi Archive scene with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the librarian Jocasta Nu. See more »

Goofs

When Yoda says "Concentrate all your fire on the nearest starship" he doesn't have his signature alien speech impediment. "On the nearest starship all your fire concentrate" would have been more in character. But throughout all of the Star Wars movies, Yoda alternates between his own speech style and more conventional speech; this practice dates back to his first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. See more »

Quotes

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

The film was released on IMAX theaters on 1 November 2002. The reformatted IMAX version was approx. 20 minutes shorter than the theatrical release. These are some of the scenes that have been cut from the IMAX version:
  • A long scene in Palpatine's office involving Yoda and Amidala. Palpatine suggests Kenobi and Anikin as bodyguards.
  • Jar Jar greeting the Jedi pair as they enter Amidala's quarters.
  • Kenobi talking to the Jedi head librarian.
  • The hilltop scene on Naboo where Anakin rides a grazing animal and Amidala and Anakin talk about political science.
  • Mace Windu and Yoda discuss whether they should reveal that the Force is no longer as easy to use.
  • The scene in which Yoda says that while Anakin is somewhat arrogant, that is an increasingly common failing among Jedi.
  • Owen Lars greeting Anakin and Amidala at the farm.
  • The confrontation between Count Dooku and Kenobi is shorter.
  • Jar Jar being set up by Palpatine to get the Senate hand more power to him.
  • Part of the scene where Padme sees Anakin for the first time in 10 years. The cut goes directly from the elevator to ObiWan discussing security.
  • Part of the scene where Anakin and Padme leave Coruscant has been trimmed
  • The scene where Anakin and Padme meet with the Queen has been eliminated
  • Scenes with Anakin and Padme on Naboo have been trimmed, with the picnic scene eliminated completely.
  • When Obi Wan was captured and met with Dooku, after the line "I'll never join you" it cuts directly to the Senate floor without Dooku responding "It may be difficult to secure your release".
  • Ending credits use a slideshow format instead of scrolling in order to shorten their length.
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The most romantic episode of "Star Wars"
4 June 2018 | by BiiivALSee all my reviews

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.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,027,814, 19 May 2002

Gross USA:

$310,676,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$653,779,970
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2.39 : 1
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