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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 14 June 2016
This is Season Two of "Star Wars: Clone Wars" on Blu-ray. It consists of 3 discs and presents 22 episodes. The series tells the story of what happens between the live-action Star Wars films "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith" - as the Republic battles against the Separatists. This is a CGI animated series, intended for both children and adults. The audio and picture quality are superb - and I fully recommend watching this show in HD.

Many of the central characters from the films appear in the show - such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and Yoda. At this stage in the series, new characters have been established - such as Ahsoka Tano. Throughout, the adventure focuses on action - on battles and conflicts between the opposing sides, and on the role of the various bounty hunters (such as Cad Bane). For the most part, the story concerns Obi-Wan, Anakin and his young apprentice Ahsoka engaged in missions to defend both the Jedi Order and the Republic. This second season is darker in approach as compared to the first, with a greater sense of danger and peril. Many episodes are one-shot missions, although taking place in the grander story-arc presented throughout the season. The animation works brilliantly, and the voice-acting is excellent. It's a highly entertaining show - and a lot of fun.

The episodes included are: "Holocron Heist"; "Cargo of Doom"; "Children of the Force"; "Senate Spy"; "Landing at Point Rain"; "Weapons Factory"; "Legacy of Terror"; "Brain Invaders"; "Grievous Intrigue"; "The Deserter"; "Lightsaber Lost"; "The Mandalore Plot"; "Voyage of Temptation"; "Duchess of Mandalore"; "Senate Murders"; "Cat and Mouse"; "Bounty Hunters"; "The Zillo Beast"; "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"; "Death Trap"; "R2 Come Home"; and "Lethal Trackdown".
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on 16 March 2011
I was very dubious about seeing a cartoon version of Star Wars, but this series just gets better every time. I like the fact that the creators have shown that the Jedi aren't the unbeatable warriors that they may have seemed in the early days of the Star Wars phenomenon back in the 1970's. Also they have stuck to the more mature topics of the books, evolving the clone troopers from just men in armour into fleshed out characters with personalities all their own. This series is much darker than its forerunner, and the stories are just getting better all the time. I love the character of Cad Bane, and as for Aurra Singh, well, can we please see more of these characters?!?! At least in this season we are spared from appearances by Jar Jar Binks (whose death can't come too soon for me, or for many I could mention), or too much of just Annakin and Obi Wan Kenobi. However, the introduction of the Mandalorians had me bouncing up and down in my seat, as I've loved these warriors since the early hints of them in the books. Obi Wans past relationship with the Mandalorians is well handled, with hints that he also had more than just a diplomatic affair with one of them. I like the development of Asoka, as she is slowly becoming one of the strongest characters of both series. Her interaction with the other padawan is very well handled, almost tender at one point. The element of "zombie" troopers has been well done in the books, but seeing them on the screen, as well as a zombie Jedi is a real treat for me. I loved the Geonosis revisit, but most of all, the early history of young Boba Fett, seeing him as someone who at times is actually hesitant in dealing out death to his victims. This makes him much more human, and much more believable. The only episodes that I couldn't really get into were the Zillo Beast ones, as these were, to my mind, unnecessary, and far too trite for my taste. Nostalgia for old monster films is alright, but something like this doesn't really carry over too well into the Star Wars universe. The Zillo looked like something they just put in as a filler, and looked less well thought out in appearance than any other creature I've seen in a Star Wars outing. Apart from that, this is by far the best of the two series to date, mainly due to the story content, and the recent advances in cgi animation (the flame thrower troopers are excellent). I can't wait to see what happens in season 3.
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VINE VOICEon 6 September 2010
Season 2 of Clone Wars is another enjoyable run of episodes following the events during the legendary battle between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists.

It starts off where season 1 ended with a couple of episodes involving the bounty hunter, Cad Bane. Then it gets into a 3-4 episode story arc covering a second Battle of Geonosis (it was retaken by the Separatists at some point after Attack of the Clones). Some good battle sequences are shown with things not going quite to plan for the Republic army.

In the middle of the season, we get what many have been waiting for - the legendary Mandalorians! They can certainly handle themselves against Jedi and we also learn something interesting about Obi-Wans past. I must admit I was disappointed that we didnt see a more expanded Mandalorian vs. Jedi battle but it may be being saved for the next season.

There is also a two-part story covering a monster called the Zillo beast - a homage to Godzilla movies by Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni. Look out for some brilliant action as it is unleashed on Coruscant.

There are a few filler episodes that are bit dull (esp Senate Murders) but the season ends with another good story arc centred on the young Boba Fett and his quest for revenge. Fellow bounty hunters Aurra Sing and Bossk join him in his mission.

Episode list:
1. Holocron Heist
2. Cargo of Doom
3. Children of the Force
4. Senate Spy
5. Landing at Point Rain
6. Weapons Factory
7. Legacy of Terror
8. Brain Invaders
9. Grievous Intrigue
10. The Deserter
11. Lightsaber Lost
12. The Mandalore Plot
13. Voyage of Temptation
14. Duchess of Mandalore
15. Senate Murders
16. Cat and Mouse
17. Bounty Hunters
18. The Zillo Beast
19. The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
20. Death Trap
21. R2 Cone Home
22. Lethal Trackdown

I just cant get enough of this series. Looking forward to season 3.
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on 21 February 2011
If you're from my generation who grew up with the original Star Wars Trilogy with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, then the prequels have mixed reactions.
I got Series 1 of the Clone Wars on DVD as a gift for Christmas, and watched all four discs within a couple of weeks.
This set for Series 2 has 5 discs, 4 with the 22 episodes on, and then one of special featurettes.
The 20 minute episodes are not in any chronological order, as some episodes seem to go back to the beginning of the Clone Wars, but they are intended to fill in the gaps between Episodes II and III.
Unlike the cartoon version, which were short 10 minute episodes, these stories are aimed at an older audience. The CGI animation is very clean and clear, the voices on the whole are good mimics of the film characters, (occasionally they're voiced by the real actors, such as C-3PO by Anthony Daniels), and each episode has a clearly defined story. Some episodes are grouped together in little story lines, but my one failing of the sets is that the stories don't always follow on from each other. On the third disc for example, there are three episodes set on Mandalore (home planet of Jango Fett), followed by an episode set in the Senate, then an episode that takes us back to before the animated film of the Clone Wars, where Anakin has not even met his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano. Yet, the first episode on the disc is one with Ahsoka losing her lightsaber.
Overall, they are a good source of extra information about the actual Clone Wars, and a good filler for the stories, but I think they will only appeal to fans of the saga. However, having said that, I will be eagerly awaiting the release of Series 3 to DVD.
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on 17 March 2011
In this case, I can only judge the book by its content, not the packaging; the packaging is rubbish. The design is rubbish as well; I nearly broke the discs just trying to get it out - poor design indeed!

Glad I got that off my chest lol. The episodes are nothing short of masterful; brilliant!! Just like season 1, you get a little booklet filled with cool concept drawings of characters and environments.

I would have given this a 5 star rating except for 2 drawbacks (& I speak only for myself on this, not the general populous):

1) In season 1, Yoda gets involved & you @ least get to see him in action in 1 episode. No Yoda action in this season even though his picture is splattered all over the cover swinging a lightsaber.

2) The DVD case is a really poor design. Even if you posses tweezer-like fingers, the discs are hard to pull out of the case (a major annoyance, in my opinion).

Otherwise, this season is really fun to watch and enjoy. Anakin & Ahsoka really crack me up and the other characters are just as colourful in their own manner. There is even a bonus disc that explains some concepts of the episodes.

4/5 rating is pretty good considering i'm in a really cranky mood today because it's thursday & their's no sunshine outside!
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on 17 January 2011
I quite enjoyed the first season of the Clone Wars cartoon. Not just for the episodes but for the detail in which the set had been put together. Each episode had a documentary; there were a couple of episodes with Directors Cuts and a couple of Easter eggs thrown in. The same cannot be said of season two. The episodes still zip along nicely but it is missing all of the additional features that made the first set so good. A couple of documentaries and Easter eggs are contained but it seems a bit of a let-down after the first season set. Come on Lucasfilm, maintain the quality throughout the series, not just with the first one.
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on 9 July 2011
I have the first season on DVD, and really wasn't interested in getting this on Blu-ray, until I saw the amazing price...it was £10 cheaper than the DVD! Anyway to the review: 22 episodes spread over 3 discs,a really good book of design drawings and 4 mini docs of behind the scenes stuff. The animation has improved from season 1, but for me, there's still a slight issue with the way the characters walk. Any character seems to move their feet in an odd way..I can't help noticing it. But that's a minor gripe, the stories move the Wars on, with some new baddies coming to the fore, and the relationships between the established characters deepen. Yes it's aimed at kids, but there's still a lot for adults (that like Star Wars) to enjoy.
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on 4 August 2012
I bought the Clone Wars Series 1 to 3 for my children as they had just started getting into Star Wars. I have really enjoyed watching the series with my boys and the quality of the writing is fantastic. The episodes are witty, sharp and not cheesy at all. Great action and funny, clever dialogues with episodes dedicated to great directors. Entertaining swashbuckling sci-fi for the whole family. I enjoyed the first three Star Wars films (the ones with Luke and Darth Vader) but was a disappointed by the more recent three. Clone Wars makes up for the disappointment. Highly recommend Clone Wars to Star Wars fans of all ages.
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on 13 July 2015
It took over a week to arrive, but when it did the series was very good, I would recommend the series to anyone that enjoys star wars, although I would say, either pay the extra for the sooner delivery or buy from somewhere else, the wait was just too long in my opinion.
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on 12 November 2012
Please Note: This product does not come with the 64 page production journal that includes early sketches, artist notes and concept art from Season Two of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that it should. It was very disappointing for my son and i to not receive this. If this is a consideration for you as it was for us then do not buy this product here. Season 2 however is excellent and delivery is prompt. But this is only half of the original product: BEWARE.
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