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Time Magazine Gives Episode II High Marks

In its latest issue, "Time Magazine" offers a ringing endorsement of "Episode II: Attack of the Clones." Writers Richard Corliss and Jess Cagle were treated to rough cut of "Episode II" and they liked what they saw. "After seeing a rough cut of the film and reading the script," they write, "we can say that Clones seems poised to get the series back on track--and provide an exhilarating two hours of serious fun."

In an interview with George Lucas, the "Star Wars" mastermind offers vague, but interesting clues about Anakin's transformation into Darth Vader. "He turns into Darth Vader because he gets attached to things," Lucas tells "Time." "He can't let go of his mother; he can't let go of his girlfriend. He can't let go of things. It makes you greedy. And when you're greedy, you are on the path to the dark side, because you fear you're going to lose things, that you're not going to have the power you need."

"Time" has also assembled an accompanying "Star Wars" mini-site that includes a gallery of images from "Episode II" (a shot of the new all-CGI Yoda is particularly impressive).

Posted by Mac on April 22, 2002 09:56 PM
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