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—P. J. O'Rourke

Synopsis: Anakin and Padme hide their marriage while the universe falls down around them.


Reaction: Some of the dialogue is better since Lucas got help, but this is still way overblown. The "epic" lightsaber fight at the end is not nearly as thrilling as you know it should be. Luke and Vader had a better fight when they stayed in one room on Episode VI.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
George Lucas => Director / Writer / Baron Papanoida (uncredited)
John Williams => Composer
Ahmed Best => Jar Jar Binks
Amy Allen => Aayla Secura
Anthony Daniels => C-3PO
Bai Ling => Senator Bana Breemu
Ben Cooke => Kit Fisto
Bodie Taylor => Clone Trooper (as Bodie 'Tihoi' Taylor)
Bonnie Piesse => Beru
Bruce Spence => Tion Medon
Christopher Lee => Count Dooku
Claudia Karvan => Sola Naberrie
Ewan McGregor => Obi-Wan Kenobi
Frank Oz => Yoda (voice)
Hayden Christensen => Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid => Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
James Earl Jones => Darth Vader (voice)
Jay Laga'aia => Captain Typho
Jimmy Smits => Senator Bail Organa
Joel Edgerton => Owen Lars
Keisha Castle-Hughes => Queen of Naboo
Kenny Baker => R2-D2
Matt Sloan => Plo Koon
Matthew Wood => General Grievous
Natalie Portman => Padmé
Oliver Ford Davies => Sio Bibble
Orli Shoshan => Shaak Ti
Peter Mayhew => Chewbacca
Rohan Nichol => Captain Antilles
Samuel L. Jackson => Mace Windu
Silas Carson => Ki-Adi-Mundi / Nute Gunray
Temuera Morrison => Commander Cody
Wayne Pygram => Governor Tarkin

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • After the opening battle, as the transport lands at the senate building in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen the Millenium Falcon can be seen landing.
  • At Hayden Christensen's request, George Lucas had a new Darth Vader suit made to fit him, rather than reuse the one in the original trilogy and have a different actor play Vader.
  • Some lines in the script by Palpatine during the lightsaber fight between Anakin and Count Dooku were eventually cut. One line included Palpatine talking about Dooku having ordered the Sandpeople to kidnap and torture Anakin's mother.
  • After their climactic duel, Obi-Wan can be seen picking up Anakin's lightsaber, which he later gives to Anakin's son Luke in Star Wars.
  • The Darth Vader mask for this film was rebuilt from scratch, using a new digital design to computer-lathe the base master, from which molds were made to cast the on-screen costume masks. The resulting masks are, for the first time in [Star Wars] history, truly symmetrical.
  • The role of Captain Antilles was originally offered to Denis Lawson, who played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy.
  • All shots of C-3PO had the entire green screen set reflecting in his shiny gold armor, so digital effects artists in post-production had to digitally repaint C-3PO's armor frame by frame to remove any traces of the set.
  • The Wookiee costumes from this film sport a new arterial system that pump ice cold water to help cool down the actor wearing the suit.
  • In Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, The look of the Clone troopers was a cross between the Mandalorian armour worn by Jango Fett and the storm troopers of the original trilogy. In this movie, the look of the clone troopers edges a bit more towards the look of the stormtroopers, but still retains a few elements of the Mandalorian armour.
  • George Lucas deliberately made the Darth Vader suit top-heavy (for instance adding weight on the helmet) to make Hayden Christensen not appear "too accustomed" to it in the movie.