Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) Blu-ray Movie ReviewPosted on 2011-10-02 17:52:08 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Despite its commercial success, many Star Wars fans were left confused and disappointed by The Phantom Menace, which by the time the next prequel was released, had hardened into staunch negativity. This made the launch of Attack of the Clones a harder sell for LucasFilm and Fox, however a strong film could have turned it around. Unfortunately, Clones seemed to take many of the complaints of its predecessor on board and magnify them exponentially.
Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) has grown up to be a confident, albeit arrogant Jedi under the tutelage of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan MacGregor), who's command of the Force is undoubtedly strong, but altogether reckless. The Jedi are spread thin across the galaxy to defend the Republic from the growing threat of the Separatists, led by Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) but a pawn to be manipulated by Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid). When the Jedi become aware of a giant army of humanoid clones designed for the purposes of battle, the wheels for all out war start to grind into action. Amidst this backdrop, Anakin Skywalker now reunited with Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) foster an impossible relationship which feeds into Anakin's anxiety for control and love.