Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2/4
poster

Details & Information from IMDB

Genre Sci-Fi
Year 2002
Duration 142 min
Rating 6.9 out of 10
Description: Set 10 years after the events in "The Phantom Menace". After an assassination attempt on the life of Senator Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his Padawan learner Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) are sent to investigate. After tracking down the assassin, she is killed before any information can be driven out of her. The two Jedi are then sent on two different missions, Anakin is sent to Naboo with Padme and Obi-Wan is sent to the planet of Kamino where he will investigate the assassination attempts. Little does he know, he is investigating some of the biggest events of the Star Wars saga, as he finds out that there is a connection between the assassination attempts and a separtists movement led by a former Jedi (Christopher Lee) against the Republic. The Galactic Republic finds itself at the brink of a civil war.
Comments: I really want to know whay some think we have to "face facts" that is is a horrid movie. In the cinema world there is NO SUCH THING as "FACT", either on the screen or on a critic's page. It's OPINION, no matter who's giving it. I knew what to expect, mediocre dialogue, whacky characters, "bad feelings", but also GREAT visuals, great mythology, and SUPERB action, so I just accept that this is to serve the purpose of "escapism". In the drama department, I felt it was the best of the series. The romance was forced but Anakin's emotions were as genuine as I've ever seen any actor deliver. Hayden a bad actor? You have the Golden Globe people and the Screen Actors Guild to debate with on that one. And I'll gladly debate with the Razzie people, they're wannabe iconoclasts more than they're critics. Get off your critic High Horse, and leave room for those who can appreciate what any movie has to offer.