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?Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones? (2002)
CHARACTER STUDY After thrice appearing as a puppet (”Empire Strikes Back,” ”Return of the Jedi,” and ”The Phantom Menace”), this backwards-speaking midget gets a well-deserved retooling in ”Episode II” as a youthful, high-flying CG Jedi. Freed from the restraints of strings and intrusive hands, Yoda seems even more real — and he continues to benefit from the versatile voice of Frank Oz, who previously spoke for ”The Muppets”’ Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear and ”Sesame Street”’s Grover and Cookie Monster.
SOUND BYTE Cryptic words of wisdom like ”Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is” and ”Impossible to see, the future is” are classic Yoda-isms. But his line ”Begun, this clone war has” is one of the movie’s highlights.
WHY WE LOVE HIM Though the rest of the franchise went the way of the dark side, got cooler Yoda did. At least one Jedi’s keepin’ it real.
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