20 Things You Somehow Missed In Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones – WhatCulture

Perhaps the most divisive Prequel flick of the trilogy has once again found itself being revisited by many, thanks to the celebrating of its 20th birthday this year - I'm sure you feel old, too.

And while an awful lot has been said about George Lucas' desperate need to cram as much CGI as humanly possible into this chapter of his Skywalker Saga and the fact the film is often remembered more for its meme-able content than its ground-breaking use of storytelling technology, there is still joy to be found in everything from jaw-dropping skirmishes on the battlefield to some of the most pulsating lightsaber action ever committed to the series.

As it goes, Attack of the Clones is also the sort of utterly stuffed slice of space-aged goodness that rewards fans for indulging in multiple rewatches over the years, providing many a satisfying sensation upon spotting cheeky cameos, knowing nods to other well-known flicks, and even subtle pieces of foreshadowing towards the dark future that lay ahead for our feature players.

And with this being a milestone year for the death-stick-boasting Force-filled film, there's likely never been a better time to brush up on those aforementioned Easter eggs and little-known treats you may have missed along the way...

Taking his place as the Prequel Trilogy's latest big bad to take centre stage on the back of Darth Maul's apparent dispatching in The Phantom Menace, Darth Sidious' next apprentice and former Jedi Master by the name of Count Dooku was masterfully brought into being by the magnetic Christopher Lee.

Mostly, that is.

With the iconic thespian coming in at an impressive 79-years-of-age at the time of shooting Episode II, it was a big ask to expect the Count Dracula legend to fully execute each and every intricate lightsaber exchange his villainous fallen Jedi was involved in - despite his boasting of holding the record for the most cinematic sword fights ever.

So, to get around this, Lucas decided to remarkably slap a digital version of Lee's face on top of his stunt double for the more athletic sequences during his battles with Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Though, Lee was still more than up for the task of throwing down with the likes of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen when the time came for an intense close-up collision.

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