I really wanted Samuel L. to bring out the old “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities and the tyranny or evil men . . .” monologue, but it never happened. Despite this glaring omission, Mr. Lucas’ Attack of the Clones is already being praised by many as the best movie in the Star Wars series, and I couldn’t agree more.
This article is a good read on why the Empire is the shepherd and the rebels are the evil men. If you haven’t seen Episode II, this isn’t a spoiler.