Sometimes it seems like nobody likes Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones. On our own ScreenCrush ranking of every Star Wars movie, it comes right near the bottom, only ahead of the animated Clone Wars movie. The scene where Anakin talks about sand and how much he hates sand, and why sand is bad is always getting picked on and made fun of.

But Attack of the Clones deserves more love. It has some of the best character moments in any Star Wars movie. It really establishes characters like Anakin Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine, and explains all of their motivations through the rest of the series. And in our latest Star Wars video, we explain why — sand monologue notwithstanding — Attack of the Clones is so massively important to the full Star Wars saga, and why it deserves to be reconsidered as one of the underrated classics of the franchise.

Justice for George Lucas’ vision! Watch our full look at the film below...

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If you liked that video on why Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is not popular but underrated, check out more of our videos below, including one on Star Wars: Ahsoka and how it might have just set up the Rey Skywalker movie (or movies?), one on what happens next for Ezra and Baylon, and all the Easter eggs in the Star Wars: Ahsoka finale. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. The full season of Star Wars: Ahsoka is now streaming in its entirety on Disney+.

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