Star Wars: The Clone Wars

We took advantage of one of our last days of summer to catch a matinee of Star Wars: The Clone Wars this afternoon.  I hadn’t really been paying attention to any media about it, so I basically went in knowing: animated.  Star Wars.  Clones.  It took me a while to sort out who’s a good guy and who’s a bad guy in the time between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith – and the answer is, you’re not supposed to be entirely sure.

It was a fun movie.  It’s not completely vital to understanding any plot/character development in the series – in particular because the alliances are so shifting during that part of the story anyway.  It’s more a snapshot of Anakin and Obi Wan off doing their Jedi thing, and as such is pretty enjoyable to watch.

I am not a big fan of this style of person-animation, however – the humanoid faces all seem very expressionless (though I did love that Ventress TOTALLY looked like Voldemort) which, when combined with the mediocre voice acting, made some of the interpersonal scenes really painful to watch, especially in the beginning before the plot really got going.  Interestingly, it worked very well for the Huts as well as for Yoda.  The combat scenes (both on the ground and in space) were completely stunning and once things got going I was able to overlook the animation/acting issue.

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1 Comment

  1. You are right, it was a snapshot. And you are also right about the character art, it took some getting used to.

    The movie was decent. It should have been three episodes instead. The series is better.

    Here is my take on the whole first season of it (with pics) if you are interested:

    http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/star-wars-the-clone-wars-2008-season-1-22-episodes/


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