Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Directed by George Lucas
Starring Christopher Lee, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | March 22, 2005 | DVD

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There were high hopes -- and expectations -- for George Lucas' first-ever all-digital feature film and for some of the harder-to-please viewers, the best that could be said was that there was hardly any Jar-Jar this time. But that's a bit harsh -- effects-wise this was an amazing cinematic experience. Now, if only we could fix the dialogue....

Attack of the Clones opens with Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin (Hayden Christensen) about to meet Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) for the first time in ten years, again in the role of protectors -- the former queen is now a Senator, threatened because of her resistance to building an army of the Republic to put down a fomenting separatist movement. A foiled assassination attempt separates Master from Padawan as Obi-Wan goes to the planet Kamino, where thousands of clones are being created and trained in secret; and Anakin spirits Padmé away into hiding on her home planet of Naboo. The arrogant Anakin is distracted by the flattery of Chancellor Palpatine, by his mother's abduction on Tatooine and his forbidden love for Padmé, but in the end everyone ends up on Geonosis where the separatist forces, led by the sinister Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), have made their secret headquarters.

The battle scene between the Battle Droids and Jedi is extremely cool; the clone factory on Kamino is incredibly imaginative and the chase through the flightpaths of Coruscant in undeniably thrilling (to say nothing of Yoda's moment of triumph). But whenever the action slows down, the dialogue trips up the entire film. Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor are clearly trying their best, but they simply have nothing to work with, and the love scenes between Portman and Christensen are teeth-grindingly painful. Christensen in particular was difficult to watch at times -- there were moments when one could see the future Sith scourge of the galaxy coming through, but overall, the character was mostly played with textbook Skywalker "I was going into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters" whininess. Keep your fingers crossed for Episode Three.

Video Release: March 22, 2005

Theatrical Release: 2002

Runtime: 142

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

UPC: 024543056157

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Directed by George Lucas
Starring Christopher Lee, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman

Video Release: March 22, 2005

Theatrical Release: 2002

Runtime: 142

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

UPC: 024543056157


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround AC-3
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Digitally Processed
  • Runtime: 142 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Editorial Notes

DVD features include:

• Commentary by writer-director George Lucas, producer Rick McCallum, picture editor and sound designer Ben Burtt, ILM animation director Rob Coleman, and ILM visual effects supervisors Pablo Helman, John Knoll, and Ben Snow
• Eight exclusive deleted scenes with introductions
• "From Puppets to Pixels": all-new full-length documentary about the creation of digital characters in Episode II
• "State of the Art: The Previsualization of Episode II": witness the vital role of the animatics team
• "Films Are Not Released: They Escape" sound documentary
• Three featurettes examining the story line, action scenes, and love story through behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and filmmakers
• 12-part Web documentary
• "Across the Stars" music video: an original composition by John Williams crafted exclusively for this video
• Posters and print campaign
• Trailers and TV spots
• "R2-D2: Beneath the Dome" mockumentary trailer
• Never-before-seen production photo gallery
• ILM visual effects breakdown montage
• Exclusive DVD-ROM content

Description

IN THEATRES: MAY 16, 2002 In the second episode of the Star Wars series of films, EPISODE II--ATTACK OF THE CLONES, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is now a Jedi apprentice to Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor). Together they must protect Padme (Natalie Portman) from a militant group of political activists.

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Theatrical Release Date: May 16, 2002 (Wide)
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