Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Director: George Lucas
Writers: George Lucas, Jonathan Hales
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L Jackson, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, Penn Nila August / Temuera Morrison / Jimmy Smits / Jack Thompson / Ahmed Best / Rose Byrne / Oliver Ford Davis / Leanna Walsman
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure
Region: United States
Released: 2002-07-12 (Mainland China) / 2002-05-16 (USA)
Series:  Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Length: 142 minutes / 120 minutes (IMAX version)
Also known as: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones / Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Hong Kong) / Star Wars Part II: Attack of the Clones (Taiwan) / Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones / Attack of the clones
Rating: IMDB 6.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 65%
Ten years after the Jedi Knights defeated the Sith Apprentice, the Galactic Republic faced threats again. The former Jedi Knight Count Dooku (Christopher Lee Christopher Lee) instigated thousands of galaxies to break with the Republic and prepared a large number of robot armies in preparation for the coup. Naboo Star’s Amidala (Natalie Portman Natalie Portman) arrives at Coruscan as a member of Parliament after finishing her term as a queen, and is determined to cast a key vote for the formation of a republican army. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and the grown-up Anakin (Hayden Christensen) were ordered to protect Amidala. On the way Anakin escorted Amidala back to Naboo for refuge, the two fell in love secretly and decided to go to Tatooine together to find Anakin’s mother. At the same time, Obi-Wan traced the assassins all the way to the Ginosis star, and discovered Earl Dooku’s conspiracy, but he was in deep jail and endangered…
The film was nominated for the 75th Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2003.
“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” is a 2002 science fiction film directed by George Lucas and the second installment in the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars franchise. The film follows Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (played by Hayden Christensen) as he is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala (played by Natalie Portman) from assassination attempts and falls in love with her in the process.
The film also introduces the Clone Wars conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, as well as the creation of the clone army and the emergence of the character who would become the iconic villain Darth Vader.
Despite mixed reviews, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $649 million worldwide. The film’s visual effects, action sequences, and John Williams’ musical score were praised, but its dialogue and performances received criticism. The film is often considered one of the weaker entries in the Star Wars franchise, but it remains an important part of the overall story and world-building of the series.