Friday, September 19, 2008

Movie Review of Clone Wars

Clone Wars - 5/10
Directed by Dave Filoni
Voice over Cast - Matt Lander,Ashley Eckstein,Ian Abercombie,Samuel L Jackson,Christopher Lee

Plot Summary
As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace.

I am and will always be a Star Wars fan.Nowadays there are 2 types of Star Wars fans. There are those who are only devoted to the original and there are those who like both trilogies.I am a fan of the later.I grew up watching the originals.Of course nothing will beat the original,and you can watch it several times till you memorize several classic lines(till today I still use some of the classic lines).Episodes 1,2,3 were ok...nothing fantastic but i just felt the casting would have been a little more better.but still I enjoyed watching them.Now on to the Clone Wars.This is totally animated this time which is a first in the Star Wars History.For good or for bad,there were many firsts for this movie.The first 'Star Wars' film not to be released by 20th Century Fox. This will also be the first "Star Wars" film that won't have Frank Oz providing the voice of Yoda. This is the first 'Star Wars' film not to contain a version of the phrase "I've got a bad feeling about this". Lastly this was the one that got me really disappointed.The first Star Wars film to not have an introductory text-scroll during the title sequence. Instead the premise of the story is set up by an announcer's voice-over describing background scenes.I was totally going "what the fuck!!" when this happened.even the classic theme was warped.That was just damn sad.
Storyline for Clone Wars was good.I liked the plot to my surprise.What I didn't like was the twist which I was thinking to myself,that I would like to stab the director with a lightsaber for approving this.Ziro the Hutt.Uncle of Jabba the Hutt who is a tranny.I know that this movie was aimed for kids but there was no need for a transexual hutt.(Jabba is one of my favourite characters).
The young padawan who is with Anakin Skywalker is the kind of character that is supposed to attract the kids but it is fucking annoying to the adults.Like for an example, Jar Jar Bings.So is Ashoka Tano.
As for the animation wise,It looks pretty cool during the fight scenes and all,even the flying sequences as well.but it looks weird when there are close ups on the characters itself.
Sadly another first for this movie is,it never opened number one at the box office opening weekend.
Don't even bother waiting for the dvd release,just wait for cable.

Best Quote
[during their duel, Kenobi blocks a killing strike from Ventriss and mocks her] Obi-Wan Kenobi: You'll have to do better than that, my darling.

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