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Animated Saturday: Star Wars The Clone Wars

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Hello folks and welcome to a very special animated review on Star Wars day! So it seems fitting to review a Star Wars animation or in this case The Clone Wars. Get on with it I shall.

Story

Set along time ago in a galaxy far, far away (like everything in Star Wars), the story of The Clone Wars takes place during ‘The Clone Wars’. The Clone Wars themselves began during the events of Episode 2: Attack of the Clones when the Galactic Republic created an army of clones to combat the droids controlled by the Separatists and assist the Jedi in their fight against the Sith, this results in dozens of conflicts across the galaxy all leading up to the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. Along the way we are introduced to new characters such as Ahsoka Tano who is a young Padawan assigned to be taught by Anakin Skywalker in order for him to be more responsible. Plus there are other characters from the Star Wars films including General Grievous, Jar Jar Binks (sadly) and even the return of Darth Maul.

Why I don’t like it that much

As I watch the series I try to get myself immersed into the story, but it doesn’t go so well. I always get the voice in the back of my head reminding me that the series itself is just some way that George can squeeze some form of a story for money. But then again if he didn’t I would be complaining about how there is not enough of the ‘Clone Wars’ within the Star Wars universe. I also noticed that the voice cast doesn’t include the same actors that they used for the films, but that is understandable as most of these actors are busy with Hollywood. But they managed to compromise by using famous voice actors to fill in the roles, for example the role of Mace Windu originally done by Samuel L (Motherf***ing) Jackson is done by Terrence C Carson who provided the voice for the sword master in Afro Samurai and Kratos in God Of War. Plus they have guest celebrities for voices such as George Takei, David Tennant, Simon Pegg and Seth Green.

Verdict

I can think of a lot worse things to come out of Lucasfilm (holiday special cough cough), but once again I think the originals are better. But I suppose it’s good to watch some clone wars action after school, or anytime because of the internet.

So long and May the 4th be with you

DC

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