Liam reveals his top five moments from George Lucas’ stellar Star Wars prequel
From the battle of Geonosis to the chase through the asteroid field, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is packed full of incredible moments. Join Liam as he takes a retrospective look at George Lucas’ prequel to select his top five moments.
5. Jango Fett vs Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino)
When Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on Kamino in search for the bounty hunter Jango Fett, he is introduced to the clone army the Kaminoans have been producing. After gathering Intel on the army, as well as confirming his suspicions about Jango Fett, he reports his findings to the Jedi Council. After doing so, he notices Jango and his Son Boba attempting to flee the planet and attempts to stop them leading to a fight between the pair.
This fight was excellent as it saw a Jedi and a Bounty Hunter clash, Obi-Wan with his lightsaber and Jango Fett with his blasters, a jetpack and other gadgets at his disposal. The pair seemed evenly matched throughout making the brawl even more exciting, and leaving fans on the edge of their seats. The fight concludes as Jango manages to get to his ship in order to escape, temporarily.
4. Mace Windu Vs Jango Fett
Earlier on in the film fans see Jango Fett toe to toe against Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, but when the bounty hunter arrived on Geonosis, he wasn’t as lucky as before. As the battle of Geonosis kicks off, the separatist army attempts to destroy a large group of Jedi in the Petranaki arena, Jango Fett is amongst the action in an attempt to kill as many Jedi as possible that is until he comes face to face with Jedi Master Mace Windu.
Mace charges towards Jango, blocking blaster shots with his Lightsaber before cutting Jango’s blaster in half and slicing his head clean off leaving the bounty hunter dead on the ground as Mace moves on to the separatist threat. This was possibly the moment that made me realise how much I actually like Mace Windu as a character; prior to that, fans had only really seen him in the Jedi Council meetings, so seeing him in battle and realising how established he is in lightsaber combat really made me appreciate him more.
3. Yoda Vs Count Dooku
Another great battle in Attack of the Clones saw the Sith, Count Dooku up against the Jedi Master Yoda. Dooku seems confident at first as Yoda creeps in with his walking stick looking old and fragile; it’s not until Yoda drops the stick and draws out his lightsaber when things seem more in favour for the Jedi. After already besting Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, Yoda wasn’t going to let it be a third defeat for the republic.
2. Battle of Geonosis
Attack of the Clones was my favourite film as a child, and I always remember trying to re-create the Battle of Geonosis with my figures. The birth of the Clone Wars begins in Geonosis when the separatists attempt to kill a mass of Jedi; they look set to conquer the Jedi until Master Yoda and the new army of clone troopers arrive to assist, balancing the odds. This battle was everything I could have wanted and more, and most importantly the clones were seen in action for the first time setting up a deeper story in the future.
1. Arena Monsters
The arena creatures in Attack of the Clones will always hold a special place in my heart. Those who know me will know that my favourite thing about Star Wars is the different aliens and creatures seen throughout the films, so the first time I saw the Nexu, Acklay and Reek in the Petranaki arena I was in heaven. Each creature was ferocious and deadly in their own way, and seeing them try and kill Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme had me on the edge of my seat as a youngster and still to this day despite me knowing the outcome.
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