The Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie features a line hilariously mocking the awkward "arena scene" of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Disney + animated movie Star wars, clone wars presents a joke that mocks one of the most awkward lines in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. When Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) travel through the Tatooine desert to return Rotta to Jabba the Hutt's kidnapped son home, Ahsoka makes a comment about the sand, which seems to refer to a diatribe well known and often criticized spoken by Anakin in Attack of the clones.
Set between Attack of the Clones (2002) and the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2007) The film follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) during the start of the Clone Wars, a three-year war between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists. Under the orders of Master Yoda (Tom Kane), Anakin is tasked with training Ahsoka, his new Padawan, who is accompanying him on a mission to rescue Rotta after he was kidnapped by the Separatists. Upon locating the kidnappers on the planet Teth, Ahsoka and Anakin are led into a trap orchestrated by Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), who intends to incriminate the Jedi to kidnap Rotta and thereby influence Jabba. to support the separatist cause. Escaping with Rotta to Tatooine, Ahsoka tries to investigate Anakin's past after he complains about returning to "This ball of dust" of a planet
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During the forced landing on the surface of Tatooine, Ahsoka and Anakin set out on a long journey across the Dune Sea, an expansive desert wasteland, to return Rotta to Jabba's palace. To pass the time, Ahsoka provokes Anakin to speak about his past by repeating an adage from Master Yoda: "Old sins cast long shadows" and asks what Anakin thinks Yoda's saying says. "It means that your past can ruin your future if you allow it." Anakin responds. "But you forget that it was Master Skywalker who said, 'I don't want to talk about my past.'" Incessantly, Ahsoka changes the subject to an almost equally irritating topic for Anakin. "There is much more than we can talk about here" Ahsoka says "Like the sand." While Ahsoka was unaware of Anakin's predisposed hatred for sand, the writers certainly seemed to be aware of it, as the line appears to be a self-referential jab in the Star Wars movie that came before.
In Attack of the clonesArriving at Lake Naboo with Anakin (Hayden Christensen), Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) reflects on her former visits to the area on school retreats, reflecting on days of summer spent swimming in the lake and drying off in the sand. "I don't like the sand" Anakin says "It is rough, rough and irritating, and it goes everywhere." While the scene of Attack of the clones He makes an interesting comparison between Padmé and Anakin's childhood, with his aversion to sand not only rooted in the harsh conditions of Tatooine's environment, but also because of Anakin's hard past as a slave on Tatooine, it is one of the most mocked moments of the movie. Since Anakin speaks freely about his hatred of the arena with little or no provocation in Attack of the clonesthe subject hilariously can't be helped when Anakin is stuck in the middle of the desert in The Clone Wars.
In the Clone WarsAhsoka's comment on the sand also sparks a second Anakin complaint about the desert, specifically hinting at Anakin's brutal last visit. "The desert is ruthless" Anakin says "It takes everything away from you." His comment not only agrees with the joke by making Anakin complain once more about the arena, but is also a dark reminder that the last time Anakin was present on Tatooine, his mother died in his arms and he killed an entire village of Tusken Raiders in retaliation.
Ahsoka's line on the sand reads like an intentional and self-referential joke, along with the reference to Attack of the clones’ vilified "sand scene", and this moment in Star wars, clone wars indicates that director Dave Filoni has a sense of humor about George Lucas' often ridiculed dialogue.
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