I would have to say that Attack of the Clones lacks something that The Phantom Menance has....but i cannot really tell what it is. I like the sort of childlike innocence that bounces off the film in the Tatooine portion, which i think is the best part of the film. I do get rocks in my throat at the farewell between Anakin and Shmi, Pernilla August and Liam Neeson did great jobs in their roles, and i feel like TPM had more warm, heart and likeability because of it. Duel of the Fates is iconic and the best choreographer fight in the series. Attack of the Clones has a more interesting plot, but it feels much colder without Neeson's presence. Everyone seems on edge or angry, and while that could have been intended, i do not enjoy watched stuck up Jedi and politicians talk down at each other. Once again, the best part of the film is the Tatooine section, and i found Anakin's journey there compelling, as well as his confession to Padme to be Hayden's best acting in the two films he has done.