I have not seen Clone Wars, nor do I intend to, but this review pretty much summed up every fear I had with regards to this film. Apparently Lucas really does hate his own creation, or at least those of us who loved the original universe he created.
Originally posted by SchippeWreckI may still check out the series, but it's clear it will never touch the Genndy version.
Considering the Genndy Clone Wars was the best thing to come out of the original prequels (much like the AniMatrix was the best thing to come out of the Matrix trilogy), they should have sent a dump truck full of money to Genndy's front door. Because really, it beats...whatever this movie was.
OK, I actually liked it. I mean, it certainly wasn't of the caliber of the live-action, real SW movies (even Phantom Menace), but it was a fun time at the movies.
Yes, the character of Ziro the Hutt was a racist, anti-gay stereotype that made Jar Jar look like a spokesbeing for cultural awareness. That out of the way, though, the story reeled me in, the ending was exciting, and the dialogue mostly worked in spite of--or perhaps because of--its being stilted. (Come on, Luke and Leia had plenty of stilted dialogue; can we expect different of an animated version?)
I do have some questions about the timeline--obviously this comes before Revenge of the Sith, but that raises the question of where the heck Hannah Ahsokatana went, doesn't it? It is certainly strange that they keep going back in the sequence--it would be nice if they did some movies that take place after ROTJedi, you know?
I should say that I went into this with no expectations because I never saw the Clone Wars series--I intended to, but I never saw any sign that it was on! I'm sure you're all going to tell me that Cartoon Network ran on-air promos for it out the wazoo, but not watching CN I never saw one word about it until after it was over. Does it ever rerun? If not I suppose I'm going to have to Netflix it.
Sure it plays well in the Old Republic era of the Star Wars universe.....minus Jabba's gay tattoo'd lisping UNCLE, lil' drop'o'poo BABY SON, horrible voice acting (the Yoda voice was possibly the worst animated voice ever heard, but Christopher Lee did really well), randomly appearing and soon to de-appear apprentice to Anakin, and non-sensical plot that even kids have a hard time suspending disbelief over.
I mean, Anakin Skywalker and apprentice save his son, yet when Luke Skywalker drops by all Jabba can do is laugh evilly and feed him to the rancor? Nobody at LucasArts checked the continuity on this?? Seriously???
Ah ha ha, that wacky Ahsoka!! What a fun time she has hassling ol' stick in the mud Anakin!! He just needs to lighten up, I mean it's not like he's going to slaughter a bunch of Jedi children because of his emotional issues or anything.
(edited by BoromirMark on 24.8.08 0112)
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Wal*Mart was sold out of the widescreen, so I had to Amazon it. It was $41.99. There were rows and rows of Pan and Scan at Wal*Mart though. I expect to see these bundled with give-away items in a few months -- no one was buying it.