Star Wars-Episode 2-Attack of the Clones

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Product Overview

Anakin has grown into an accomplished jedi apprentice, yet he must choose between jedi duty and forbidden love.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40173314
UPC 024543056157
UPC 14 00024543056157
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Aliens
Coming Of Age
Essential Cinema
Good Vs. Evil
Love Story
Mythology
Romance
Series
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In the second installment of the Star Wars series, EPISODE II--ATTACK OF THE CLONES, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is now a teenage Jedi apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Together they must protect Senator Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) from a militant group of political activists that is trying to assassinate her. This group is led by the evil Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). Among other troubles, Anakin faces some hard choices as he begins to fall for Padme, knowing this love is forbidden by the Jedi knights' creed. In addition, Anakin begins to show his rebellious attraction to the dark side--which will eventually conquer him, when he becomes the future Darth Vader.^The story is set 10 years after STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE, and there are appearances by some of PHANTOM's characters, including Jar Jar Binks. CLONES also brings back familiar faces from the original STAR WARS: the lovable droids R2D2 and C3PO, and Yoda, who plays a key role in this film. Lucas creates an impressive array of beautifully rendered alien planets and beings, sleek spaceships, and dazzling effects; he remains at the head of the class in terms of technical ability and visual imagination. The film's climactic final sequences show the magic with which CLONES' earns its place as part of the beloved STAR WARS series.
Reviews
USA Today "...No screen fantasy-adventure in recent memory has the showmanship of CLONES' last 45 minutes..." 05/15/2002 p.1D
Rolling Stone "...CLONES is crammed with action, grand digital design and a dark side Lucas hasn't flaunted since 1980's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK..." 06/06/2002 p.83
Los Angeles Times "...[The film has] an impressive parade of eye-catching splendors..." 05/13/2002 p.C1
Variety "...George Lucas has reached deep into the trove of his self-generated mythological world to produce a grand entertainment that offers a satisfying balance among the series' epic, narrative, technological and emotional qualities..." 05/13/2002 p.23-6
Box Office "...[Portman] is as engaging and likable as her talent promises. Christensen giftedly captures the pouty bull-headedness of his character....[Yoda] exhibits polished expressiveness..." 07/01/2002 p.88
Directors
George Lucas
Actors
Natalie Portman
Ewan McGregor
Hayden Christensen
Cast & Crew
Anthony Daniels - Actor
Christopher Lee - Actor
Daniel Logan - Actor
Ewan McGregor - Actor
Frank Oz - Actor
Hayden Christensen - Actor
Ian McDiarmid - Actor
Jimmy Smits - Actor
Natalie Portman - Actor
Pernilla August - Actor
Samuel L. Jackson - Actor
Temuera Morrison - Actor
George Lucas - Directed By
George Lucas - Director
George Lucas - Executive Producer
Frank Oz - Featuring
Anthony Daniels - Featuring
Kenny Baker - Featuring
John Williams - Music By
John Williams - Original Music
Rick McCallum - Produced By
Rick McCallum - Producer
Jonathan Hales - Screenplay
George Lucas - Screenplay
George Lucas and Jonathan Hales - Screenplay By
George Lucas - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 2005615
UPC 00024543056157
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 143 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Attack of the Clones displays some similarities to The Empire Strikes Back, but, overall, it is not as effective a piece of cinema (although the 2002 era special effects make it far more pleasing to the eye). Both films contain romantic subplots and are darker in tone than their predecessors. Both develop a number of unresolved plot elements. And both end on a note that incorporates hope with ambiguity. There is, however, one major difference. The Empire Strikes Back includes a shocking revelation. Nothing of that sort is present in Attack of the Clones. In terms of its plotting, this film is relatively straightforward. There's nothing wrong with that--in fact, it works. In a time when, more often than not, sequels disappoint, it's refreshing to uncover something this high-profile that fulfils the promise of its name and adds another title to a storied legacy.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Star Wars
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Almar Haflidason, BBCi Great in the cinema, Star Wars: Episode II stuns on DVD.
Mike DeWolfe, The Apollo Movie Guide ...this movie is an engineering wonder...
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