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Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones

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Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
142 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/16/02
performer:
Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Ian McDiarmid, Temuera Morrison
director:
George Lucas
Producers:
Lucasfilm
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Jonathan Hales, George Lucas
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure, Epic

We gave it a C+

Attack of the Clones may be ”better” than ”The Phantom Menace” — i.e., less jar-jarring and more securely fitted to the heroic scale of the venerable saga. Yet this installment, centered on the gathering moral darkness that will one day turn Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) into Darth Vader, proceeds with a chill, conservative grimness of purpose. The showpiece chases and futuristic aliens of this fifth production are as ornate and state-of-the-art as any tech-head could want, and we are attentive. But the sensation of being entertained is as faint as light from a galaxy far, far away.