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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 investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Obi-Wan Kenobi
... Padmé
... Anakin Skywalker
... Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
... Mace Windu
... Yoda (voice)
... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
... Shmi Skywalker
... Jango Fett
... Senator Bail Organa
... Cliegg Lars
... Zam Wesell
... Jar Jar Binks / Achk Med-Beq (voice)
... Dormé
... 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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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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Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,027,814, 19 May 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$310,675,583, 27 April 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$649,398,328, 10 December 2011
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Trivia

George Lucas is thought to have chosen the name "Jango" as a reference to the titular character of the movie Django (1966). Like Django, Jango is also a loner mercenary with a harsh past. See more »

Goofs

At one point Padme gets scratched by the Nexu you can see the scratches and blood later in the movie when she is in the gunship the holes are still in her shirt but there is no scratches or blood See more »

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[first lines]
Naboo lieutenant: Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
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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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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.16 (2017) See more »

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The Tusken Camp and The Homestead
Composed by John Williams
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"Well...it was better than Phantom Menace..."
8 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

That's pretty much the general sentiment about the Episode II, but I would have to disagree because that would imply that The Phantom Menace was any good. A better assessment might be that Attack of the Clone was no worse. It's basically a bunch of long drawn out sequences involving indiscernible politics (except, perhaps, to the fanatics) and a painfully forced romance, plus another annoying scene involving a fat, four-armed alien in a diner, punctuated by a string of action sequences that just barely save this film from being a total waste of $9.25.

But one other thing that kind of spoils Star Wars for me is that Boba Fett is given an origin. I don't know about anyone else but I thought the one thing that was cool about Fett was that he was just this bounty hunter sent by Jabba the Hutt to capture Han Solo. Period. He didn't seem to have to do anything with the Jedi; he only entered the picture because of Solo. He was a character that seemed to exist apart from the whole Jedi storyline and simply was doing a job for a powerful gangster. That made the Star Wars mythos richer for me, the idea that the Jedi storyline wasn't the only thing going on in the universe. Now ATotC has gone and entwined his story with that of the Jedi and it suddenly all seems less plausible. Now, presumably, Boba Fett will exact his revenge by killing some Jedi or some such but then what? In eps IV-VI, we see him as *just* a bounty hunter and, considering the import attached to him in ep II, his death in ep VI (falling into a living pit) comes across as anti-climactic. Just my impression...


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