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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones

When Queen Amidala's (Natalie Portman) life is threatened, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is assigned to be her bodyguard. But staying out of harms way is not a talent possessed by either of them. Thanks to a few rash decisions, the Republic is soon swept into the Attack of the Clones. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 15 May 2002
Video Release: 21 Mar 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones Rated PG?


Overall: B-

When Amidala’s life is threatened, Anakin Skywalker is assigned to be her bodyguard. But staying out of harms way is not a talent possessed by either of them. Thanks to a few rash decisions, the Republic is soon swept up into the Attack of the Clones in what is undoubtedly the most violent Star Wars film to date.

Violence: D+

Violent depictions are continuous throughout the film, including hand-to-hand, army-to-army, and ship-to-ship combat. Weapons and artillery of every sort are used (especially light sabers), and numerous victims are shown. Many explosions occur resulting in death and injury. Characters sustain injuries such as scratches, cuts, electric shock, dismembered arm and decapitation; minimal blood is shown. Character’s life threatened by poisonous creepy crawlies. Vehicles are driven in reckless fashion. Characters fall from height; no serious injuries sustained. Discussion of a character being kidnapped and tortured. Character confesses to slaughtering the inhabitants of a village. Characters narrowly escape injury from mechanical equipment on assembly line. Gladiator style show down between characters and hungry large beasts.

Sexual Content: A-

Many female characters are attired in costumes that expose shoulders, backs, legs, navels or cleavage. A man’s bare chest is shown. A couple embraces and engages in playful wrestling. They also discuss their mutual attraction and kiss on several occasions.

Language: A-

At least: one mild profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A-

Drinks are served in a bar setting. A poisonous dart is used as a weapon.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Characters display a rebellious attitude and disrespect for authority.

 

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