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Star Wars - Ep. II: Attack of the Clones /

Rated: PG

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Frank Oz 

Directed by: George Lucas 

Produced by: Rick McCallum 

Written by: George Lucas, Jonathan Hales 

Distributor: Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox


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RATING CHANGE (ON 5/23/2005): I have changed my original rating of Star Wars: Episode II from 3.5 to 3 after a recent repeat viewing of it and a following viewing of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. I'm not as enthusiastic about its final act, although I have strong admiration for the ambitious use of the "love-story" thread and the CGI in the opening scenes. Not that it matters much, considering this review is one of my earliest, and quite the representation of 8th-grade-writing.


      I was smiling when I got out of the theatre after seeing Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, seriously! It was so good, and so amazing; the "Star Wars" legacy definitely lives on. The special effects in this movie, as well as all of the other "Star Wars" flicks, are what I could go on and on about. I was watching them so intricately they made up for any of the other flaws this film may have had. The only thing that was less than average in the second installment of "Star Wars" was the story, George Lucas could've improved the script in this otherwise above-average film.

     The special effects were amazing in Attack of the Clones, just like all of the other "Star Wars" movies. I especially enjoyed how they computerized Yoda, instead of him still being a puppet. The whole city was done by computers and endless mind-blowing work, my thanks definitely go out to all of those who worked on the special effect in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. My favorite scene that involved the wonderful special effects was one where Anakin Skywalker and Obe-Won Kanobe are flying through the sky in their pod-racer. All of the frames to paint, all of the scenes to draw, the special effects in this film were the best I have seen, probably ever.

     As you probably know George Lucas has written, directed, and birthed all of the "Star Wars" films; which is an honorable achievement. All of the work he put in to Attack of the Clones was brilliant, except for one thing. In my opinion, and mine alone, the story was a bit week. It just was less detailed and thought-provoking than all of the other "Star Wars" movies. No offense to him, I think he's a wonderful man. But, in this case it wasn't his best work.

     The special effects, the acting; I loved all most everything about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The story was the only flaw in this brilliant masterpiece. Take your family; this movie is great for old and young alike. Anyone will enjoy it! This film was a true delight that warms the heart and soul!


-Danny, Bucket Reviews


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