This episode is set about 10 years after episode 1. Anakin is now a young man, and initially has to play bodyguard to Senator Amidala. When they realise that there is more going on than just a plot to kill her, he escorts her back home while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates. Soon, they are all involved in trying to stop an armed insurrection, while romance between the two youngsters blooms...
Ian Douglas: Okay, so I will probably be crucified for these comments, but at least they are honest and not politically correct.
This was the first Star Wars movie I have seen (am currently watching Episode 1 on TV), and quite frankly, I can't see what the
fuss is all about. Episode II had some good bits -- mainly, the made-for-videogame action and chase sequences. It had great
special effects. But the storyline itself was confused with a huge gaping hole in the plot. The dialogue made Titantic look good.
And as for the art direction, it was the most confused thing I have seen since ''Titus'' -- a
curious mishmash of agricultural squatters and space-age high tech. The film also loses points for trying to rip off Gladiator
with an arena scene. I know there are many Star Wars fans out there who will now proceed to tell me just how wrong and clueless