Many “Star Wars” enthusiasts agree that “Attack of the Clones” was better than “The Phantom Menace,” and that the final new “Star Wars” film, “Revenge of the Sith,” was the best of the three. “Attack of the Clones” does have some good moments. The story revolves around a grown up Anakin Skywalker, and the audience begins to see glimpses of the future Darth Vader.
When a tragedy occurs in Anakin’s life, his temper is unleashed. The film picks up momentum near the end, with a ground battle between the Jedi and droids, and culminates in a light saber battle which includes Yoda acting like the great warrior we always knew he was. Young Anakin loses an arm, reminiscent of Luke from “The Empire Strikes Back,” but he lives to face new adventures in “Revenge of the Sith.”
The special effects are well done, although it is a bit obvious in some scenes that CGI is being utilized. Because of the space and fantasy violence, we approve this film for ages twelve and above and we award it four doves. We commend the filmmakers for including a marriage at the end of the film, revealing that their stamp of approval is on marriage.