Star Wars Attack of the Clones is not all that bad despite some harsh criticisms it has received in the past. Great fights, new characters and clones.
Once you get past floating fruit and a sappy love story, there is actually a pretty good movie in Attack of the Clones. While the film will never be replace A New Hope or other classic Star Wars films. It is not all that bad.
First off, it introduces Count Dooku, who has a rather large background. He trained Qui-Gon Jinn, worked for Sidious and hacked Anakin up. He also had a great fight with Yoda. Perhaps one of my favorite fights in any Star Wars film.
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It also had Jango Fett vs Obi-Wan Kenobi — in the rain! Jango takes off with his jetpack firing at a lightning pace at Obi-Wan who deflects the shots with his lightsaber. That’s great stuff right there. Not too mention we also get a peek at where the clones are made.
Then there was the Jedi battle. There was enough lightsaber action in this film to satisfy everyone, but the Jedi fended off clone troopers, battle droids as well as the creatures in the arena. It all leads into the best ending in any franchisefilm.
Other bonuses include, seeing Coruscant at night, Obi-Wan and Anakin trying to catch Bounty Hunter Zam Wessell and gives us a look at the criminal life on the planet as well, one that included a drug dealer.
In my opinion, Attack of the Clones’ last 45 minutes has some of the greatest sci-fi ever filmed: Clones coming in on transports, Obi-Wan and Anakin trying to catch Dooku, throw in Yoda vs Dooku and all the blaster shots and ships firing.
It is a visual treat, perhaps the very best any Star Wars film has given.
What are your favorite moments from Attack of the Clones?