Star Wars Fans Celebrate Attack Of The Clones’ 19th Anniversary

Star Wars Attack of the Clones

When it comes to the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Attack of the Clones tends to generate the least conversation of the three. Many fans still haven’t reconciled with how disappointing The Phantom Menace was even over 20 years later, while Revenge of the Sith is easily the best of the trio and offers the action-packed conclusion that everyone was hoping for and expecting.

As for Episode II, it’s a solid enough entry in the series that doubles down on both the action and wooden dialogue, offering a frequently jarring tonal imbalance between awesome lightsaber action and sweeping battle scenes to the almost painful interactions between Hayden Christensen’s flat Anakin Skywalker and Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala.

As befitting its reputation as a perfectly acceptable and frequently entertaining sci-fi blockbuster with plenty of notable flaws, Attack of the Clones‘ $653 million box office haul and 65% score on Rotten Tomatoes places it firmly on the middle ground when it comes to the commercial and critical performance of the entire Star Wars franchise.

Yesterday marked exactly nineteen years since Episode II hit theaters and it seems that was more than enough to have it trending worldwide, as fans threw on the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia to praise the movie, and you can see what they had to say below.

Star Wars Attack of the Clones

Surely nobody would try and argue that Attack of the Clones is top tier Star Wars content, but it does the job that was asked of it by upping the ante in terms of action and intrigue while continuing to further Anakin’s slow-burning manipulation at the hands of Palpatine and journey to the Dark Side, even if George Lucas’ shortcomings as a writer were more apparent than ever.