Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Corrected entry: At the beginning when Amidala meets with Palpatine and Yoda, two guards are standing in the corners of the room. They're dressed identically to the Imperial Guards from ROTJ - a hint as to what's coming...

Correction: Foreshadowing is a pretty standard story-telling technique that occurs throughout the saga. There's no need to point out every single example of it, particularly as they can readily be seen by anybody watching - that's not what trivia's about.

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Corrected entry: After Obi-Wan dives through the window, the next morning as Padme's packing we see from outside and inside shots little robots flying in a replacement sheet of glass and welding it into place. Nice attention to detail, Mr. Lucas...

Correction: Pointing out something that's, frankly, pretty obvious in the film is not valid trivia.

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Corrected entry: In the first scene where we see Palpatine in his office, look closely to the design of his chair. It is the same chair Palpatine is sitting in the Death Star in Return of the Jedi but with an extra top. Nice touch of Lucas to show that Palpatine will eventually become the Emperor.

Correction: That's called foreshadowing. Perfectly standard storytelling technique which occurs throughout the saga and certainly doesn't need to have every single example of it pointed out.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: This movie has interesting parallels to 'The Empire Strikes Back': first appearance of a bounty hunter named Fett; two of the principal characters fall in love; a chase into and through an asteroid field; a massive attack of a clone army against rebel forces (in this movie, the Separatists) with combat walkers; a Skywalker loses his hand to a Siths lightsaber.

Correction: This 'trivia' is poor on just so many levels.

Corrected entry: When Dooku is being followed by the ship we see him look at his scanner to see who it is following then tell his guards to attack them. His scanner is showing an impossible view - Dooku can see the back of the ship following him. The only way for that to happen is if Dooku had a camera flying behind the transport. That's not reasonable or logical when a simple "rear-view" would give him the same info.

gandolfs dad

Correction: The image on Dooku's screen is what the Geonosian star fighters (the ships that attack the republic gunship) are seeing, not what is in front of Dooku's speeder.

Corrected entry: There is a scene midway through the film where Anakin and Padme are spending quality time together in a field, with a backdrop of huge waterfalls surrounding them. Those are awfully quiet waterfalls. Through this entire scene they speak at a normal volume, but if they were that close to that many high waterfalls, they would have to shout.

Correction: It is a convention of film making to focus on the characters dialogue and reduce the noise of any background objects, like when you can hear two characters talking in a crowded restaurant. Also, they are far enough from the falls so that the noise would not interfere with their conversation, without even having to take into consideration the acoustics of the area. I stood much closer to Niagara Falls than the characters are to the falls in the movie and could carry on a conversation without raising my voice.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: As they are leaving the Geonosis arena rescue of the Jedi, Yoda turns to Mace and says, "If escape Dooku does, rally more systems to his cause he will". Why didn't they just order the gunship's pilots and gunners to take out Dooku right then and there? Dooku was still standing on his balcony watching them fly off. Even if the gunships were under continued blaster fire by the droids below, wouldn't the goal of taking out Dooku justify the danger of remaining in the area? Instead, they fly off some five miles away to engage the Federation army and starships.

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. Remember what Yoda says: "If escape Dooku does." not "If lives Dooku does.". It is implied that Yoda wants Dooku captured alive; Yoda obviously has a sence that there is a bigger plot afoot and wants to find out by questioning Dooku.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: After the fight scene with Count Dooku and Yoda, Anakin gets up slowly because of his missing right arm. As he gets up, when the shot is from far away, if you look very closely you can actually see Anakin's missing arm appear then disappear, then reappear again.

Correction: No, you don't. Depending on the quality of your image, I suppose you could be mistaking Obi-Wan's arm for Anakin's as he helps him up. But since Hayden Christiansen was wearing a false arm for the scene (with his real arm hidden inside the robes) it doesn't make sense for his arm to appear and disappear the way you're describing.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene with Anakin on top of Zam's speeder, Zam turns and looks at Anakin on the side of the vehicle. For two seconds, she has the appearance as if she were shot with a toxic dart, before it even occurs.

Correction: Zam is a shapeshifter - what we're seeing there is her natural appearance, not the effect of the dart on her. She shifts briefly during the chase - possibly she needs to focus to keep a particular appearance and lets it slip slightly as she focuses on getting away, then, as she dies, reverts fully to her normal look.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Obi-Wan arrives at Kamino, when he walks through the door, the hallway goes straight on after entering. Later, when Obi-Wan is leaving, the hallway is curved.

Brad Premium member

Correction: When Obi Wan walks in, he looks to his left where a Kaminoan approaches -- the corridor is curved, not straight. The straight corridor is in the *next* scene outside Prime Minister Lama Su's chambers.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: After Padme's ship is destroyed, she says that she believes Count Dooku is behind it. Why would the leader of the Separatists assassinate a senator voting against the army of the Republic? In order for her conclusion to make sense, she would have to know that Dooku and Palpatine are working together.

Correction: The Seperatists are obvious candidates to make assassination attempts on prominent Senators like Padme, in order to increase turmoil within the Senate and potentially prompt other star systems to withdraw. She clearly has her reasons to be suspicious of Dooku - just because those reasons are not spelled out in great detail, that doesn't make this a mistake.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Wide shots of the scene in which Obi-Wan Kenobi delivers Luke Skywalker to the Larses (featured in Ep. III) were filmed during principal photography of Episode II. Ewan McGregor was not present, so the scene was filmed using his body double and Joel Edgerton (Owen).

Correction: I also believed this to be the case, however on the DVD for Episode III it shows this scene being filmed in a studio against a blue screen with all the actors present. Most disappointed, I was.

Corrected entry: The thumping sounds of the creature's feet in the arena are frequently unsynchronized throughout the scene.

Matty W

Correction: Put simply, this is not correct at all. I see nothing in this scene that approaches this description.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: Remember in The Empire Strikes Back, when Boba Fett didn't fall for Han Solo's trick of having the Millennium Falcon cling to the Imperial starship? Now we know why. He remembered back to when he was just a kid, and his father (Jango Fett) lost track of Obi-wan Kenobi, who clung to an asteroid in the same way. No doubt that in Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett was thinking, "That trick may have worked on my dad once, but it's not going to work again."

Matty Blast

Correction: He never actully KNEW Obi Wan clung to the asteroid so he couldn't possibly have remembered it. What's the point of hiding if Boba and Jango knew?

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mace Windu kills Jango Fett, his head falls off. In a later shot when his son looks at his head it is obvious that it is just a helmet.

Correction: This mistake has already been corrected once. If you watch very carefully or in slow motion, right when Windu cuts off his head, you can see TWO shadows on the ground fly by. One is his head, the other, his helmet.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the other films after all the text has gone up the screen, the camera scrolls down. But after the text on this film, the camera scrolls up. It is the same as in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Correction: Something that can be seen by anybody watching the film is hardly valid trivia. And this can hardly be unique to those two films.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: There is a shot during the opening battle in the arena, right before Dooku says "Master Windu, you have fought galantly..." where Obi-Wan appears to be checking the pulse of a fallen Jedi. If you look closely on that Jedi's shoulder, you can see that Obi-Wan's lightsaber has a shadow. (01:55:30)

Correction: Lighsabers should have shadows. You can't see through the blade; that means it blocks light, thereby casting a shadow.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Obi-Wan and Anakin jump off the gunship in front of where Dooku went in two clones jump off after Obi-Wan and Anakin are off, but where do they go?

Correction: In the following shot, when the Geonosian fighters destroy the gunships, they can also be seen to fire at the landing platform. One of the two clones can be seen falling from the platform - it's fair to assume that the other was also killed.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene when Anakin and Padme's spaceship approaches Naboo, if you look closely, you can see Hudson Bay and the East Coast of North America under the clouds. The image of Naboo was stock footage of Earth. Also, Geonosis (in a later scene) appears to be stock footage of Jupiter.

Correction: Having checked through the film, I can find no shots where either Naboo or Geonosis bear any significant resemblance to Earth or Jupiter - there is, in fact, no shot of Anakin and Padme's ship approaching Naboo that I can find; the first shot is of their ship landing at the spaceport. And, given Lucas' attention to detail when it comes to effects, it's hardly likely that he would resort to the use of stock footage of a readily identifiable planet, particularly when he already has images of Naboo available from Episode 1.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: While in the droid factory Anakin's cloak gets caught on the tip of his lightsaber for a second when he takes it off.

Correction: This submission is way too vague. Anakin keeps his cloak on all through the droid factory scene and at no point was I able to spot the lightsaber getting stuck on it.


Other mistake: How is it that one slash on Amidala's back ripped off the entire midriff of her shirt, and a sleeve? (01:47:00)

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Trivia: The first scene in which Obi-Wan and Anakin appear was filmed after principal photography had finished. Ewan McGregor had shaven off his beard, so he had to wear a fake one.

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Question: After the clones were discovered, Palpatine used the Separatist-Republic tension as a excuse to take control of them, but was the Separatist movement real? He could've faked it from the beginning just to take the clones out himself knowing that he would have power because of the senate. Or was the movement real at first, and he later used it to take control of the clones? The attempt on Padmé's life (which caused the Kamino reveal) besides being the price that the Viceroy requested to enter the Separatists I suppose, was to provoke the war, what do they achieve then, if they didn't know the clones would be discovered?


Chosen answer: Palpatine was playing both sides. As Sidious he was controlling and helping the separatists (which sprung from the actions of the trade federation) and as Palpatine he was defending the Republic. Both sides did not know they were being played and both sides thought their cause was "real".

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