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(Foreword: All screencaps courtesy of Starwarsscreencaps.com.)
One thing I noticed about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was the way it acts as a sequel to The Phantom Menace. The large gap between the episodes makes it a lot more standalone than any of the other films in the series; this is part of the reason why people leave The Phantom Menace out of Star Wars marathons, when doing the “Machete Order” (which goes IV, V, II, III, VI), because Attack of the Clones works well enough without requiring the viewer to have seen it.
However, even with that, Attack of the Clones works as a sequel to The Phantom Menace in some very subtle but powerful ways. What I will focus on for this article is the setting– the planets. The three planets visited in the first installment are all shown once again, and they expand on these worlds, making them feel more alive and diverse.
Coruscant, Naboo, and Tatooine are all shown again and in each case, the movie goes more in-depth into the nature of each planet than in The Phantom Menace. So, having already seen the planets before, the movie is able to explore them without needing to fully re-introduce them.
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