Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Corrected entry: During the conversation with supreme chancellor Palpatine at the very begining of the film, he states that he will not let this Republic which has stood for a thousand YEARS be split in two. This is an error as the Republic has stood for a thousand GENERATIONS (as stated by Obi-wan in episode 4).

Correction: Actually, in Episode IV Obi-Wan says "For a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice IN THE OLD REPUBLIC." So the Republic has stood for a thousand generations. However, it is quite possible that Palptine intentionally misspoke, and for two reasons. First, he wants to appear less than competent, as indicated in the Attack of the Clones novel. Appearing ignorant of history makes him look like a foolish politician who is no threat to anyone. The Jedi would not fear him having emergency powers because he appears to be not that bright and they can control him. Secondly, the Sith where wiped out a thousand years ago. To him, the Republic has been a mortal enemy for a thousand years, so that's the number he's fixated on. He is revealing himself to the Jedi as the Sith Lord, and they are too arrogant to realize it..

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Corrected entry: When Obi-wan sees Count Dooku on his speeder, and Anakin says "shoot it down," the clone responds that they're out of missiles. What about the fact that the assualt ships are bristling with lasers?

Correction: Count Dooku obviously knows about the clone army, and the clones are probably under instructions not to take out Dooku, so they use the excuse of having no missiles.

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Obi-Wan is being held in captivity on Geonosis and is speaking with Dooku, watch Dooku as he circles Obi-Wan while he talks. At one point after a shot of Obi-Wan, a shot of Dooku has his hands clasped across his midsection, but also notice he is amazingly holding the sides of his cloak. Four hands Dooku? You are on the dark side aren't you?

Correction: At times Dooku has his right arm lying across his stomach, but while he is doing that, his left hand is at his side. Then after a short while he drops his right arm to his side as well. He never clasps both hands across his middle.

Phil C.
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Corrected entry: Why is it that C-3PO reconises Padme and Anakin, but doesn't know who Obi-Wan is, when in Phantom he had known Obi-Wan for as long as he had known Padme?

Correction: Not true: C-3P0 stays in town with the Skywalkers the entire time, whereas Obi-Wan stays on their ship. The two of them never meet. Obi-Wan doesn't really have much contact with either of the droids in Episode I or II, if you think about it, except in passing (he spends far more time with R4 in this film), and I expect that'll stay true in Episode III too, making his "I don't recall owning a droid" comment in Episode IV entirely accurate, as he won't have been around them enough to remember them more than any other droid. It's quite nicely done really.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Anakin is in Padme's bedroom and he is whining about Obi Wan, he is floating a ball with the force. The ball's reflection shows in the window, but you cant see Anakin's reflection at all,

Correction: The ball's reflection shows more obviously because it is closer to the window where it was originally placed. As Anakin pulls it to his hand, you can see his hand reflected in the window as well, very faintly. The rest of his body does not show a reflection because he is too far away from the window.

Phil C.
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Corrected entry: On Tatooine, Amidala presses a button to retransmit the message from Obi-wan. A moment later, she presses the same button to bring up the map showing Obi-wan's location and the distances between Tatooine and Couruscant. Not only does this same button do double duty, but with one press it knows she wants to show the location of the three planets.

Correction: Look closely and she presses another button at the same time. Think how easy it would be if someone stole the ship.

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Corrected entry: When Obi-Wan is on Geonosis secretly listening to Count Dooku's plan with the seperatists. If Dooku is such a great Jedi/Sith wouldn't he be able to sense Obi-Wan there listening?

Correction: He probably did sense it. Remember, Dooku and Sidious wanted Obi-Wan to report back so that the Republic would start using the clone army. Wasn't it convenient that Obi-Wan had time to send a message before captured?

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Corrected entry: All clones should look like Jango. However, in one shot during Kenobi's visit in the clone-factory they look like Padmé's guard captain.

Correction: Purely coincidental. The young troopers are played by Bodie Taylor, and the captain is played by Jay Laga'aia. Bear in mind that the clones we see are both younger than Jango and haven't been in battle before.

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Corrected entry: When Anakin visits Cliegg Lars on Tatooine, it has only been 10 years since he left his mother. Ten years is not long enought for her to have been sold by Watto, marry Lars and have a fully grown child.

Correction: Common misconception - Owen is Anakin's step brother, not half brother. He's Cliegg's son (presumably from an earlier marriage), not Cliegg and Shmi's son.

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Corrected entry: Toward the end of the movie, there are plans for a weapon that the "republic must not know we are building". It looks like the Death Star from Episode 4. However, according to many sources, the Death Star was made under the rule of the Empire. Palpatine personally oversaw its design, which was made by the same man that later designed 2 other super-weapons. How can it be that such a weapon is thought about when the person that designed the planet destroying super-laser, and the housing for it (The Death-Star itself) isn't even a teenager yet?

Correction: The only absolute rock hard definite sources are the films - George Lucas has publicy stated that. The books are by and large right, but the films take priority if ever there's a conflict. Therefore what we see in the films is "fact", so to speak, and the books are fiction, regardless of the order they were produced.

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Corrected entry: When Boba Fett picks up his dad's helmet (presumably with head still inside) it is remarkably lightweight.

Correction: Jango Fett's head flew free of his shoulders and fell out of his helmet - you can see two separate shadows if you look closely.

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Corrected entry: Amidala is slashed across the back in the arena by one of the creatures. Later, when she falls out of the ship and onto the sand, the slashes have disappeared.

Correction: Not true - they're narrow slashes, and given that her top moves up and down a bit they're sometimes covered, sometimes not

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Corrected entry: In the final battle, Mace Windu has climbed aboard Yoda's open ship and turns around to deflect the blaster shots with his lightsaber. However, one of the shots slips through and would have hit him right in the chest. About 10 centimeters from his body, the red shot mysteriously vanishes... Obviously an interaction between live character and CGI that went wrong. (01:57:10)

Correction: The only one he doesn't block is closer to the camera than him - we see it impact on the side of the ship.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where the transport carrying Obi-Wan, Anakin, Amidala and the clone troopers is chasing Dooku, the pilot mentions that the ship is out of missiles. In a close-up shot of Anakin, a pod full of missiles can be seen on the wing of the transport in the background.

Correction: He uses that as an excuse. (As he is more than likely 'programmed' not to kill Dooku).

Revealing mistake: When Amidala and Anakin are eating and he cuts her a piece of the fruit and "floats" it back to her, the bite appears in the fruit a split second before she actually eats it. [This appears to be fixed in rereleased versions]. (00:53:40)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: If you spent as much time practicing your saber techniques as you did your wit, you'd rival Master Yoda as a swordsman.
Anakin Skywalker: I thought I already did.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Only in your mind, my very young apprentice.

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Trivia: When Anakin is walking around the bar in Coruscant looking for the changeling, he passes Ahmed Best, the voice of Jar Jar Binks, and we also see Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO. Katie Lucas (George Lucas' daughter) is also visible.

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Question: When Anakin and Padme get married, Anakin is wearing an outfit that is often seen on Jedi and is displaying a Jedi Padawan's hair braid. Do he and Padme not care that the man who performs the wedding is seeing him (as Jedi are not supposed to have relationships and marry)? Why not disguise him? It's a huge risk to let even one person see a Jedi getting married.

Answer: Agolerga, who officiated the wedding, would have known who both people were, especially Padme. Remember they were also keeping the marriage secret because of Padme's position as Senator. Assuming Agolerga was aware a Jedi can't marry, he may simply not care or agree with the rule. Also, as a holy man of Naboo, Anakin and Padme may have trusted him with their secret.

Bishop73
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