Saturday, September 6, 2008
djtitoflow's written review of Clone Wars
Three years ago we experienced the last chapter in the Star Wars saga… Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith. The prequels had their problems, Anakin and Padme!!!!, but episode three was an emotional and intense film that ended up being better then what we ever imagined it could be. Now three years later we get a new theatrical star wars release… Star Wars the clone wars.
Clone Wars is a CGI animated movie that takes place in between episodes 2 and 3. Jabba the Hutt’s son has been kidnapped and its up to Anakin to find the baby and put Jabba on the Republics side in the Clone Wars. This is only the beginning, as the clone wars will continue as a series on cartoon network and TNT this October. If you’re a star wars fan and you go theater expecting to see an hour and a half tv pilot then you wont be disappointed cause that’s exactly what this movie is. Don’t expect the same detail or depth of one of the live action movies. But also don’t expect many of the annoying problems from the prequels [no love scenes between anakin and padme, and no hayden christensen!!, yes!!!!!!!]
This time around Anakin actually has personality, and his new padawan Ashoka Tano is a wonderful addition to the Star Wars universe. She’s young, inexperienced, and quick to act without thinking.. just like Anakin used to be. Its great to see Anakin and Ashoka interact because you see how mature Anakin has gotten in this war and both characters have great chemistry. Seeing their relationship grow is one of the things I’m most anxious to see in the animated series.
The action is intense. The troopers kick ass. Anakin is more interesting. We get a cool new character. And even Samuel Jackson plays mace windu again, and christopher lee does count dooku, and Anthony daniels reprises the role of C-3PO like he’s always faithfully done. And all the new voice actors do a great job. Overall it’s a pretty good animated movie [oops I mean tv pilot]. The droids are a little on the annoying side though. They made them really stupid in this version. But if your watching this movie in a group like I was then youll be laughing at the battle droids antics [laughter is contagious]. But that doesn’t stop the droids from looking dumb and ridiculous.
If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan , or at least like it enough, then go see it. Just don’t compare with the movies, its not fair to do that. Its a fun ride, although heavy on the shallow side. But it’s the best way to prepare for the series. Cartoons keep getting worse and worse every year, so I cant wait for this series to begin. Its gonna kick ass! So get to a theater near you and may the force be with you.