Last summer, I was proud to have managed to resist the temptation to pay good money and go see this flick on the big screen. Like many long-time fans, I sort of had it with Star Wars, thanks to the prequels. So I was reticent to pay 10$ for an animated feature.
As a 2-for-1 DVD rental, however, it proved to be a fun and entertaining movie. Lots of action, but the story arc was a bit on the thin side. And yet, though the overall feeling is at times corny and juvenile, and though they have borrowed heavily on all six films, I ended up enjoying The Clone Wars a lot more than Attack of the Clones.
I haven't been paying any attention to the TV series, so I have no idea if they have build up on the events and characters contained in this animated feature. But if they keep up the great picture and sound quality, then it's bound to be good. At least to a certain extent. . .
Anakin's new Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, is a clichéd but endearing character. If they could just get rid of the one-liners, she could end up as a decent character. The most intriguing new addition, for me at least, was the pseudo-Darth Maul Asajj Ventress.
Who knows, I might end up watching a few episodes of the TV series just for the heck of it! Anyone knows on which channels it's playing in Canada???