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sw-02: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Director: George Lucas
Screenplay: George Lucas, Jonathan Hales
Producer: George Lucas, Lorne Orleans, Rick McCallum
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 142
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English
Studio:  20th Century Fox DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Mar 2005 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  If "The Phantom Menace" was the setup, then "Attack of the Clones" is the plot-progressing payoff, and devoted "Star Wars" fans are sure to be enthralled. Ten years after "Episode I", Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), now a senator, resists the creation of a Republic Army to combat an evil separatist movement. The brooding Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is resentful of his stern Jedi mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), tormented by personal loss, and showing his emerging "dark side" while protecting his new love, Amidala, from would-be assassins. Youthful romance and solemn portent foreshadow the events of the original "Star Wars" as Count Dooku (a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, played by Christopher Lee) forges an alliance with the Dark Lord of the Sith, while lavish set pieces showcase George Lucas's supreme command of all-digital filmmaking. All of this makes "Episode II" a technological milestone, savaged by some critics as a bloated, storyless spectacle, but still qualifying as a fan-approved precursor to the pivotal events of "Episode III". "--Jeff Shannon"

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