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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

On DVD November 11th, 2008

Rated PG for sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language, and momentary smoking.

Dave Filoni (dir.)

Kevin Kiner (music)

Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker (voice)

Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano (voice)

James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi / 4-A7 / Medical Droid (voice)

Dee Bradley Baker as Clone Troopers / Captain Rex / Cody (voice)

Tom Kane as Yoda / Narrator / Admiral Yularen (voice)

Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress / Tee-C-Seventy (voice)

Ian Abercrombie as Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious (voice)

Corey Burton as General Loathsom / Ziro the Hutt / Kronos-327 (voice)

Catherine Taber as Padmé Amidala (voice)

Matthew Wood as Battle Droids (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson as Jabba the Hutt (voice)

David Acord as Rotta the Huttlet (voice)

Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu (voice)

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO (voice)

Christopher Lee as Count Dooku (voice)

Our reviews below:


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review By John C.

**1/2 - (*** for it’s target audience) (out of four)

Clone Wars really isn’t that bad. While it doesn't even come close to the originals, it’s still enjoyable fun. A lot of the animation isn’t that good, it was made on a budget of about $8.5 million, which is a very small portion of what WALL•E cost. The backgrounds aren’t actually that bad in a lot of the scenes, but the people don’t exactly move realistically, and some of the shots don’t look like they were rendered quite right. But, it doesn't really matter. The story is entertaining, and the characters move it along well enough to make it work for what it is. For it’s audience, which would likely be the 8 to 12 crowd, it serves as an introductory to Star Wars, or just an opportunity to see some of their favorite characters on the big screen. It would be worth at least a rental on DVD, or worth getting just to complete you Star Wars collection.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review By Erin V.

**1/2 (out of four)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s an animated Star Wars movie, that does not stand up to the originals, but for what it is... it’s worth watching. The target audience that will probably be watching this, is younger then for the original movies anyway. The story that the movie follows is - as the name suggests - a bridge between Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith taking place during the Clone Wars. I actually found that with the pace of this movie, it held my attention slightly more than Attack of the Clones did. The animation is nowhere near that of most major animated movies out there these days, but it had it’s own style, and a fraction of the budget. The movie seemed to be more of a launch for the series that is now playing on CTV. For it’s intended audience; borrow it from the library, or rent it.


Consensus: While it doesn’t stand up to the other Star Wars movies, it’s worth a rental for it’s intended audience. **1/2 (out of four)

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