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5.0 out of 5 stars "Begun, the Clone Wars has": one of the better Star Wars films, 17 Aug 2008
This review is from: Star Wars - The Clone Wars [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Lucasfilm Animation, director Dave Filoni, and screenwriter Henry Gilroy have crafted the perfect Saturdy morning summer animated film, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", which is a more than adequate sequel to the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, set between Episodes II and III. To be perfectly honest, I wasn't expecting much, but left the theater quite impressed with the quality of much of the animation, which, I might add, is much closer to Pixar Studio's than classic Walt Disney in its realism. I was also surprised with the amount of screen time given to Count Dooku (voiced by the ever incredible Christopher Lee), as well as the voice "returns" of Samuel L. Jackson (General Mace Windu) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) (Daniels has now the distinction of appearing in every "Star Wars" film.).

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" captures successfully much of the excitement found in the original trilogy and in "Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith". Moreover, it offers more amazing battle sequences and light saber duels than seen in the live action films thanks to state-of-the-art animation technology. Where "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" fails is in some of its insipid dialogue, and the rather curious introduction of the inexperienced Ahsoka Tano as Anakin's padawan (Jedi apprentice), who comes across more as a spoiled brat than a genuine Jedi warrior in training. And yet, with these few glaring defects, this remains a film which I can recommend highly to those who are diehard "Star Wars" fans and others seeking high quality cinematic entertainment that's suitable for the entire family.
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Initial post: 5 May 2009 02:35:16 BDT
Callum Doone says:
This is the one review of yours with which I totally disagree. I think that Star Wars: The Clone Wars works quite well on television but this is a shoddy excuse for any addition to the Star Wars saga on dvd or in the cinema. It is very poor quality animation in any terms and, as is often the case, the storytelling skills are suspect by their absence.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2010 12:09:58 GMT
S. Bentley says:
Personally I thought the animation, while admittedly not as good as Pixar or the ones who do Ice Age, was still serviceable, I certainly wasn't dragged out of the film by it. Also there were some striking images in there, that showed some clever visual thinking, such as when Anakin and Ashoka trek through the desert.

In terms of story quality I don't think this is worse than any of the prequels and there is certainly more fun and personality on display than in any of those films.
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