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





Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Temuera Morrison, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Silas Carson, Leeanna Walsman, Ahmed Best, Rose Byrne, Verónica Segura, Pernilla August, Jack Thompson, Oliver Ford Davies, Ayesha Dharker, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Jay Laga'aia


Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) shares a forbidden romance with Padmé (Natalie Portman), while Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.


Stop defending it, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is not a good film. George Lucas clearly does not know what to do anymore. The love story between Anakin and Padmé is boring and unconvincingly. Some action scenes are good, others go on too long and are tedious. The special effects are excellent, but they can't save the film. 
Hayden Christensen's performance as Anakin Skywalker is awful. While the script isn't strong, maybe another - and better - actor might have brought more life into the role. Natalie Portman's performance as Padmé is painful: while she had some chemistry with 10-year-old Jake Lloyd's Anakin, she has completely lost it with Christensen.


Anakin: I killed them. I killed them all. They're dead, every single one of them. And not just the men, but the women and the children, too. They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals. I HATE THEM!




  1. "while she had some chemistry with 10-year-old Jake Lloyd's Anakin, she has completely lost it with Christensen." - defenitely. Just what I experienced while watching this movie. Neither do I like what became of her role: First Padmé was a strong woman and a leader, but more and more she became a simple housewife, waiting for her husband to return. Really, what happend with this character?

    1. We should ask George Lucas what the hell he was thinking about. It is a shame to waste a character like that!

    2. Definitely! I wonder what his answer would be...

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  3. One of the most horrific lines in all of cinema is when Anakin tell Padme that he hates sand...I laugh every time...good honest review Sonia...

    1. You are right. That's the worst line ever!

  4. Such an awful, awful movie. Worst of the franchise, in my opinion.