October 11, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animation)

Cast: Voice of Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein

Direction: Dave Filoni

Critics rating: NOW why would anyone want to replace the live action histrionics of the iconic Star Wars series with strangely animated creatures who can neither capture the charisma of cult characters like Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda and the rest, nor can they create SFX magic of the Lucas pedigree!

Dave Filoni's animated tribute to the six-part sci-fi fantasy is another prequel that hangs somewhere between the Revenge of the Sith and The Attack of the Clones. The highlight of the film, if at all, is the confrontation between Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku, after the evil count captures the son of Jabba the Hut and tries to put the blame on the Jedi Knights.

Why settle for second best? Watch the original, instead.

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