Attack of the Clones is not a good movie. It might even be the worst of the Star Wars prequel movies which is saying a lot when you remember that The Phantom Menace exists.
However, amongst the lousiness of the movie has emerged a meme that is proving quite valuable for people who are looking to expose red flags.
Confused? Allow us to explain.
Let’s take you back to 2002 and a scene from the aforementioned movie that featured the on-screen couple of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala, played by Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman respectively.
In the scene, Padme and Anakin discuss the politics of the Star Wars universe and as a senator of the Galactic Republic, Padme is optimistic about the future. Anakin, who we should point out becomes Darth Vader, is less positive and ends up subtly suggesting that a dictatorship would be more beneficial much to Padme’s dismay.
For the purpose of this story, the context of the scene isn’t important but the facial expressions of the two actors is what has inspired hundreds of memes as Padme’s doubt when questioning Anakin has proved to be versatile to for many different subjects.
Here are some of our favourites.
https://t.co/UQqhAJf8rP— What A Time To Be Alive (@What A Time To Be Alive) 1623165188
https://t.co/qGJZ3toZRa— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence) 1623505690
https://t.co/8tttsQNF3y— Terrence Peterson (@Terrence Peterson) 1623343451
https://t.co/ldlaL1BGlv— Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens (@Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens) 1619148001
https://t.co/IJHSeq2mOk— Hernán Guarderas 🇪🇨 (he/him) (@Hernán Guarderas 🇪🇨 (he/him)) 1622754706
https://t.co/5LKh1L5wsx— kyle (@kyle) 1623113560
https://t.co/xcmqdM9dqS— paige (@paige) 1623544747
if u know u know https://t.co/rpHt7aibDR https://t.co/9qbMvMQgb4— Katie Pennick (@Katie Pennick) 1623573123
https://t.co/1WaROxgEP6— Ben Rosen (@Ben Rosen) 1623550142
https://t.co/CDZ7tec6xL— zach silberberg (@zach silberberg) 1623540245
It’s even proving rich for people venting about office applications.
There’s also a crossover meme with the little car from Euro 2020.
https://t.co/sZwmEu6xRS— Sophie Hall (@Sophie Hall) 1623503339
Elon Musk even got involved, because of course, he did...
https://t.co/zuW2EWMH34— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1622977135
OK, things are getting weird now.
https://t.co/5L2uLSwzWi— Middle Earth Memes (@Middle Earth Memes) 1623394834
Yep, that’s enough.
I've enjoyed the memes, but the original dialogue between Anakin and Padme is raw, emotional, illuminating, one of… https://t.co/8roddp2MG8— Alex Blechman (@Alex Blechman) 1623176294