Refreshingly more cosmopolitan/mature with a boost in science-fiction aesthetics, CGI, and performances by the trinity of prequelers coming into their own roles: McGregor, HC, & Portman, AOTC course-corrects SW – despite romantic-comedy feel in parts, bizarre one-liners of apocryphal writing pedigree, & pacing issues. 6/10.
Plot Synopsis: Set ten years after the events of “The Phantom Menace,” the Republic continues to be mired in strife and chaos. A separatist movement encompassing hundreds of planets and powerful corporate alliances poses new threats to the galaxy that even the Jedi cannot stem. These moves, long planned by an as yet unrevealed and powerful force, lead to the beginning of the Clone Wars — and the beginning of the end of the Republic.
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