Monday, August 18, 2008

REVIEW: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Synopsis: The Clone Wars are raging between the Separatists and the Galactic Republic. When Jabba the Hutt's son is taken by a group of renegades, two Jedi are summoned to investigate. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi depart in search of answers: where is the Hutt's son, and who is controlling this mysterious renegade group? Yoda sends Ahsoka Tano along as Anakin's apprentice, Obi-Wan duels Asajj Ventress, and Anakin finds himself dueling Count Dooku once more. Meanwhile, the Sith plan to instigate a three-way war, including the Hutts.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Not yet
Fandango: 120 Oh No, 76 No, 212 So-So, 328 Go, 281 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 18% (Rotten), Top Critics: 5% (Rotten), RT Community: 54% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 35 out of 100, Users: 5.1 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C- Users: B-

My Review: I put this film into the Expanded Universe (EU) category, I am not a 100% sure of Lucas dose or not but, I do. I only canonize the six film (the nine original planed films and stories), and the things directly connected to the films and filmmaking process like the screenplays, notes, the novelizations, the deleted scenes, the added special edition scenes, the DVD extras, Like Lucas said, "The movies are Gospel, and everything else is Gossip". Yes this is a film but it was more or less an hour and half television pilot set on the big screen. The main point of this movie was to kick off/ continue the animated series on Cartoon Network. As for if it was good or not, it ranks with those awesome So-So films we have been getting as of late. Films that have many flaws but some how keep you entertained. This has a lot of the classic things that make it a Star Wars film missing. The music was butchered; it wasn’t classic John William, it was John William notes thrown into a blender. The classic Star Wars craw that sets up the story was replaced by a narration resembling a “fake news cast” One thing that was added that made it less of a Star Wars film was the new character named Ahsoka Tano. She is Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan learner. What makes here character bad is her annoyingness. One: attitude, she is the mixture of the younger version of Anakin Skywalker (reckless) plus a prom queen/princess/I gets what I want/daddy’s little girl: the stereotypically blond prom queen in every teen comedy. Two: nickname/pet name, she had a nickname/pet name for every one. Here are the nickname/pet names: Skywalker= Sky Guy, R2= Artooey, the baby Hutt = Stinky. I hate that Skywalker also t uses nickname/pet name he calls Ahsoka Snips, he also referees to the baby Hutt as Stinky. Beside these major flaws the film is entertaining and has amazing colors and action. The Great action comes from the clone battling the droid army and the two Jedi-Sith battles (which every Star Wars movie should have.). I agree with who ever first stated that Star Wars has the same color quality as Speed Racer. Speed Racer had vibrant, bold and flashy colors while Star Wars had vibrant, suddle, and beautiful colors. I am not saying that Speed Racer wasn’t beautiful I am saying it was more in your face were Star Wars utilize that same color techniques but made it more appealing. Both had a very beautiful color pallet but I enjoyed Star Wars more. If this opened as a two hour pilot episode I would give it higher marks but since it is a movie, and the fact that it is competing with its predecessors, it is only an awesome So-So film.

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