All member reviews for Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Common Sense Media says

Great action, intense mood, but romance may bore kids.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byAaron12manu November 25, 2016

Acting is crap

The action is great and plot and characters are well done but romance and the chemistry between characters is terrible and the acting is the worst I have ever seen.
Teen, 13 years old Written byQueenOfSciFi October 12, 2016

Better Than Before--But Still Mediocre

Is this film better than The Phantom Menace? Yes, by a long shot. But it still doesn't match up with the original trilogy. This movie isn't as "cringey" as its predecessor and the plot is decent, but it's still quite cheesy--the dull romance and peculiar relationships between the characters may be a bore for children (or adults, honestly). The fighting scenes are impressive enough and Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi is interesting in itself. Plus, there's no more Jar Jar Binks. (Phew)
Teen, 15 years old Written byLight at the Horizon September 24, 2016

Lovey-dovey second installment is still going strong!

The second movie in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones centers on Anakin Skywalker as a young man, whereas he was a small boy in the Phantom Menace. Anakin and Padme's heart-softening romance is an essential subplot, and spoiler alert, but they eventually marry, which is the worst mistake ever to be made in a Star Wars movie IMO because the other Jedi can sense via the Force that Anakin is secretly getting married, unless Anakin can block the Force like Chancellor Palpatine did before he revealed that he was on the Sith side. Or maybe the planet Anakin and Padme's married on was Force-free.
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Great messages
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byJoker912 September 18, 2016

Good Movie

Good Movie, some boring parts
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Too much consumerism
Kid, 9 years old September 13, 2016

Alright, but too much romance

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is alright, but there's too much romantic stuff between Anakin Skywalker and Padme' Amidala. There are also a couple curse words. Also, there's quite a bit of violence as well. First off, battle droids and clone troopers are shot throughout the film (no blood is shown). Also, the battle scene between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett is quite intense. In the end of the scene, Fett wins by shooting Obi-Wan with his ship (no blood). After that, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme' are brought to be executed by beasts that may be frightening to kids. One of the beasts attacks Padme' and scratches her. (some blood is shown). Soon after, (*SPOILER ALERT!*) Jango Fett kills one of the beasts, the reek, by shooting it. Mace Windu then attacks Fett and kills him by cutting off his head with his lightsaber. That's probably the most violent scene. Jango's son, Boba, mourns his father's death. This may be emotional. Towards the end of the movie, Count Dooku (the villain) fights Obi-Wan and Anakin with his lightsaber. Dooku first electrocutes Anakin (the electricity emerges from the tips of his fingers). Dooku also injures Obi-Wan by cutting part of his leg and arm (no blood is shown, just smoke from the injury). Anakin then fights Dooku by himself, but Dooku (*SPOILER ALERT!*) slashes Anakin's hand off with his lightsaber. Yoda then arrives and fights Dooku as well, though there are no injuries in this battle. Dooku escapes and flies to his master, Darth Sidious. Sidious also may be frightening to younger viewers. This movie definitely has a more darker tone than the Phantom Menace. Recommended rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence, mild language, and some romance.
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Adult Written byValentin l. August 30, 2016

a true love story star wars

I lvoe so much the episode 2 same if it's violent it's good for the children.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old August 16, 2016

Ten year old

When I first watched it I thought it was going to be a family movie but it was not.It has a emotionally shocking bit with a character dying and some of the story is sad. Somebody loses a arm but ther is no blood and it doesn't look realistic.A Jedi chops a alien in half again no blood.Also an alien is stabbed by a monsters pincers no blood again and you can only see it from a far away view some nines could take it
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Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byIAMAWESOME June 15, 2016

WORST. STARWARS. EVER.

This is the worst movie ever of the Star Wars trilogy. Aside from meeting Count Dooku, you are totally free to skip this one. Warning : Hayden Christiansen+ teenager= DANGER!!!!!!
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 7 and 12 year old Written byDad1000 May 28, 2016

Only just ok Star Wars film

nothing wrong with the movie that's bad for kids just it may bore them at times.
Kid, 10 years old March 17, 2016

Attack of the Clones!

This movie is great! There is some kissing and stuff... I think it is one of my favorite star wars films. I think it is a fun,exciting movie. There is a lot of action in an arena where the main characters are attacked by creatures so that is exciting!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written byedelman100 March 17, 2016

Love the music, heavy romance though

This is quite a good movie, although it has iffy parts. Violence: A bomb goes off the first minutes in the movie, one person dies on camera, Anakin is quite skilled with a lightsaber, many creatures are killed, Anakin beheads someone, he also has his arm cut off, Boba Fett's father dies in a distrurbing way. Sex: Anakin and Padme are in love, they roll around in the grass and lie on top of each other, they also kiss a couple times in the movie, Anakin is shirtless in one scene. Language: A few insults, sometimes in a different language, hell and damn are said a few times. Consumerism: I actually do not get the reason why consumerism is bad, "oh no, I saw a logo, I'm scarred for life" we see logos everyday. Overall, this is an entertaining movie. My rating: PG for some violence, mild language, and mild romance.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written byMahonyj14 March 7, 2016

don't

this movie is truly horrible and no one should ever see it ever it is a disgrace and will ruin Star Wars for any young kids. F you George Lucas F you you only do stuff for money the prequels were made to sell toys you suk George no one likes you. "Romance" if you could call it that sucked hayden christensen and natalie portman had no chemistry dialog was god awful this is seriously a line from the movie “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere" really Lucas my how far have you fallen that quote is up there with "nooooooo" on a terribleness scale.
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Too much consumerism
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 January 6, 2016

Pee-yousa!

Star Wars movies are obviously critic proof, but after finishing episodes IV-VII, I decided to FINALLY go back and watch the prequels. "Phantom Menace" was exactly what I expected. I'd heard it was the first of the entire series, and how annoying Jar-Jar was. Well he was, but as usual the internet overhyped how bad it was. It was okay. But this movie. Woof. They got rid of Jar-Jar but they put in the equally offensive Hayden Christensen. HE IS SO BAD IN THIS MOVIE. His chemistry with Natalie Portman IS SO BAD IN THIS MOVIE. I watched this with a Star Wars fan, seeing it for the 4th time, and there was groan after groan of having to hear these two interact, and then awkwardly kiss, and then exchange nonromantic dialogue. This is coupled with the bloated digital effects. This is a Star Wars movie. Why'd no one til Lucas his script was awful? There are great moments with Obi-wan and Django Fett that almost remind you you're in a Star Wars film but...they're so fleeting. It's so boring. It's so bad. It's not Star Wars. It's "Attack of the Senses."
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Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byNicky0250 October 19, 2015

Honest to god this is a bad movie

This is the worst of the entire franchise, it's basically just the start of the fabled clone wars, it also marks the start of Anakin's plummet to the dark side and I don't know why it's called attack of the clones because they never really attack anybody so you're just watching a completely worthless, disposable clone army fight a worthless, disposable droid army, seriously there's no need to get emotionally involved in any of this crap
Teen, 13 years old Written byChickemax July 26, 2015
Violence includes someone getting their hand cut off, someone getting slashed by a lightsaber, and (spoilers) Anakin darkly goes into a Tusken Raider camp and murders everyone there. no language. Lots of romance but nothing more than kissing.
Kid, 11 years old May 26, 2015

Inprovement

Suggested rating: PG-13 for some disturbing sci-fi violence
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Great messages
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old May 14, 2015

WORST MOVIE EVER

This movie is a disgrace to the star wars franchise and so is phantom menance and revenge of the Sith. Don't bother this movie is a CGI filled mess
Teen, 13 years old Written bypicardisbetter May 5, 2015

Star Wars has now reached an all time low

For a series that is supposed to be about action and romance, this doesn't have any action with the exception of two scenes. But the romance level is cranked up to 11 and bored the hell out of me
Teen, 13 years old Written byrebo344 April 20, 2015

Meh, but still OK.

Still good while it lasts...
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Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byTIE41 February 10, 2015

Good Movie!

This isnt the best movie in the saga but its still great, its very political and romance may go over kids heads but its not by any means inappropriate it is aimed at a more mature crowd than The Phantom Menace, but its a fun and great movie.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

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