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

6.7 / 10

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.

Country United States

Genre Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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, .....

Keywords: murdered before giving protagonist information, prequel to cult film, part computer animation, prequel, martial arts

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson MaceWindu
George Lucas George Lucas
George Lucas George Lucas
George Lucas George Lucas
George Lucas George Lucas
Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Obi-WanKenobi
Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Padmé
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Forget the triviality, clumsiness, and blatant corporate synergy of "The Phantom Menace". The great news is that "Attack of the Clones" is a far more focused and richly dramatic entry in the "Star Wars" canon.
Picking up ten years after "TPM", Anakin Skywalker (a surprisingly believable and sympathetic Christensen) is the precocious, rebellious Jedi apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor, more comfortable second time round).
When an assassination attempt on Senator Amidala (Portman) fails, Obi-Wan investigates the peace-threatening conspiracy by Separatists, while smitten kitten Anakin is c...

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Plot

The opening crawl reveals that the Galactic Republic is in crisis. A separatist movement, led by former Jedi Master Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), has threatened the peace. Senator Padm� Amidala (Natalie Portman), former Queen of Naboo, returns to the Galactic Senate to vote against the creation of an Army of the Republic. Upon her arrival at Coruscant, she narrowly escapes an assassination attempt, a bomb placed on her ship. As a result, Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) requests that she be put under the protection of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen).

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Languages: English

Release Date: 12 May 2002 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Chott el Djerid, Nefta, Tunisia See more