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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Published April 7, 2020

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Film info

  • Title Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Director Dave Filoni
  • Year 2008
  • Run time 1hr 38m
  • Genres Action, Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure
  • Tagline Star Wars like you've never seen it before

As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, Anakin Skywalker and his new Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano plunge into a dangerous mission to rescue the kidnapped son of crime lord Jabba the Hutt. The renegade Count Dooku is determined to make sure that they fail, and with his deadly assassin Asajj Ventress in pursuit, this is a mission with grave consequences. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to defeat the droid army and resist the forces of the dark side.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:02Ooh, no scrawl…. voiceover instead. Interesting.
3:30“I told you this victory was too easy.” Always suspicious, our Obi-Wan.
4:28What are the weird three-legged walkers? Dunno if I’ve seen them before.
7:36I thought they only had one Padawan each.
10:17Anakin had a Padawan! This is new.
11:19Skyguy!
15:19“I thought you were the one with the plan.” “No, I’m the one with enthusiasm.”
26:44“Kidnapped, Jabba the Hutt’s son has been.”
27:22Yoda is such a bad judge of character when it comes to Anakin.
30:57Can’t decide if I think Anakin would revel in the power of being in charge of another Jedi, or if he would be raging because he knows how it felt to be patronised.
44:41Gah, Dooku!
48:38Even droids don’t know whether to cut the red wire or the blue wire.
51:03“Yes sir. I mean, ma’am, sir.”
53:46I can’t believe he just left her there when someone bad is about to burst through the door!
1:07:17“If anybody can fly a bucket of bolts through hyperspace, he can.”
1:10:39Defence vs offence debate.
1:16:41Jazz version of the cantina band.
1:24:35Why isn’t he like, dude, last time we met, you chopped my arm off?
1:28:17“Run for it,” he says, even though he’s a giant slug.

Thoughts

This is the first movie in a long time that I’ve watched by myself. I wasn’t even aware of it until reviewing the Disney Plus content. When I was looking into The Clone Wars TV show that I’ve been wanting to watch for a while, I realised it all began with this feature length film.

So I had to watch it, but Mr C, whilst he doesn’t mind a bit of Star Wars here and there, he draws the line at a random animated movie from over a decade ago.

It wasn’t that great, really. It introduces all the characters we need to know for the movie, and of course opens up a lot of questions in terms of timelines, but it’s fine. I thought there was too much fighting and not enough story, but I did like the relationship between Anakin and Ahsoka. There were a good couple of twists at the end too, I suppose.

Not a favourite but worth watching to introduce the series, and for the completionist in me.

Rating: 3 / 5

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