When an assassination attempt is made on a senator, Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her, and the two begin a forbidden romance. As Anakin’s mentor Obi-Wan investigates, he uncovers the existence of a secret clone army.
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesDirected byGeorge Lucas
Certifiably the weakest of the prequels thanks to a meandering pace and Christensen and Portman's severe lack of chemistry -- but McGregor is pitch-perfect, and Yoda dueling Christopher Lee is a geek fantasy come true.
With the hype and anticipation for Attack of the Clones long gone, I can undoubtedly say this is a not a good movie. Don't get me wrong, I knew I wasn't watching a movie ghost directed by David Lean and secretly written by Paddy Chayefsky when I saw it in the theaters. Its fair to say most of what's wrong with this movie would've been tolerable if Hayden Christiansen wasn't in it.
"A piece of junk this isn't, a poisonous piece of junk this is." - Yoda on Star Wars. Well, let me add that this isn't just bad, this is a crime. I would give one star just because I can't give -5 stars.
"And I killed them... and not just the men... but the women... and the children... I slaughtered them like ANIMALS!" Quite possibly my favourite line of dialogue of the Star Wars 'prequel' trilogy. It's no "Toshi station," but there are few filmmakers working today who can write such stunningly trashy dialogue. If Star Wars wasn't already so popular, I'd say this could be a 'so bad it's good' cult classic.