10 Movie Scenes Everyone Skips

2. Anakin & Padme's Picnic - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones

Star Wars Episode 2 Attack Of The Clones Anakin Padme

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is not only arguably the most skippable of the nine main Star Wars movies but also plays host to an especially dreadful, stomach-turning scene you'll want to skip right past.

The scene in question is, of course, Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Padme's (Natalie Portman) romantic picnic on Naboo.

As if any further proof were needed that George Lucas can't write romance, here it is - a nauseatingly saccharine, goofy hang-out which culminates in Anakin riding terrible CGI beasties and the pair rolling around in the field.

It's painfully earnest, even for Star Wars, and though some might defend it as "vital" in establishing "Ani" and Padme's growing fondness for each other, it's whimsical to the point of extreme irritation.

It's ultimately just one of the several stamina-draining romantic interludes in the film, but by far the most toe-curlingly awful.


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