Six Weeks To Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Clone Contest Edition
The countdown continues as we are now just six short weeks away from new Star Wars. To mark the event you can watch one film from the Saga each of the remaining weeks. If you are a bit more ambitious you could do a season of The Clone Wars each week. I myself will be attempting to watch a film each week as well as listen to the accompanying score in the hopes of replicating that with Episode 7 when it releases. Feel free to let us know in the comments how you plan on counting down the remaining weeks.
Bur first to the fun stuff. Time to give away some free stuff. Last week we asked you, what is your favorite action sequence from The Phantom Menace. We picked the 4 best replies from the comments and they are:
– The Making of Star Wars, Episode I – The Phantom Menace
– The Art of Star Wars, Episode I – The Phantom Menace
– Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
And finally, we will continue to help count down the weeks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by giving you are staff picks for favorite Star Wars action sequences. Up this week we have Hard Case and his pick for favorite action sequence from Attack of the Clones
Hard Case – Attack of The Clones – The Battle of Geonosis
While Attack of the Clones is actually one of my least favorite films of the saga, it does feature one of my favorite action sequences and what I consider to be the most epic battle in the entire saga in terms of action and scale. Being the first official battle of the Clone Wars, the Battle of Geonosis was a major turning point in the saga, setting into motion the events that ultimately lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. In an attempt to rescue the film’s heroes – multiple Jedi Masters, Knights, and Padawans infiltrated the arena on Geonosis and interrupted the festivities. Seeing dozens of lightsabers ignite on screen simultaneously was an amazing sight and the fight that ensued was like nothing we had seen in the saga before.
Ultimately, however, the Jedi are outnumbered and become surrounded. Then, the calvary arrives…enter Yoda and an army of clone troopers to save the day. Although introduced to the clones earlier in the film, this was the first time we actually see them in action, and it was truly a spectacle to behold. This sequence had it all – an epic largescale ground assault, aerial combat, multiple Jedi in action, and eventually a duel with Obi-Wan and Anakin against the Sith lord Count Dooku which didn’t turn out so well for the two Jedi.
Fortunately, Yoda was there to teach his old padawan, Dooku, how much he still had to learn. Dooku escapes with his life, but not until Yoda showed us that even though wars may not make one great, Luke’s assertion that he was a great warrior in TESB and Obi-Wan’s statement earlier in the film about him being a great swordsman are both certainly validated here. Yoda is a beast, and this battle is when we first found that out as an audience. All this and more make the Battle of Geonosis my pick for favorite action sequence of the Star Wars films thus far.
Don’t forget to let us know in the comments what your favorite action sequecne from Attack of the Clones is. Coruscant Car Chase? Jango vs Obi-Wan? Or is it the actual “attack of the clones”? Let us know which and why in the comments, and you might win one of the following prizes:
1. The Making of Attack of the Clones:
2. The Art of Attack of the Clones: 3. Star Wars T-shirt from FifthSun: