Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz (voice)
Young Anakin Skywalker (Christensen) is not young anymore and is now a Jedi warrior in-training. Multiple solar systems have decided to break-off from the Republic, making it difficult for the few Jedi Knights to maintain peace and order within the galaxy. Senator Amidala (Portman) is facing an assassination threat since she is spear-heading the movement for the creation of an Army of the Republic to assist the Jedi Knights. Obie-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) and Anakin are assigned to protect Senator Amidala at all costs. Their adventures reveal that Count Dooku (Lee) a former Jedi has joined the dark side and is planning an attack on the Republic. Meanwhile, Obie-Wan learns of the existence of a huge clone army made for the assistance of the Republic, on the orders of a Jedi leader who died several years ago and Anakin falls in love with Amidala and lets his emotions supersede his Jedi mind. The movie is a decent continuation from where it last left, yet there seems to be an evident disconnect from the main storyline. The movie feels like a random filler to the main outline and lacks any kind of climax or twist which would make one want to wait for the next movie. The graphics are extremely refined, although they do look like a video game from time-to-time. A great movie for Star Wars fans with some very good action pieces, but still does not live up to the mark of the earlier movies.
Thumbs up: Great graphics, good action
Thumbs down: Feels disconnected from the main plot