Sunday, 27 May 2012

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Release Date: 14th August 2008 - Australia

Production Companies
Lucasfilm Animation

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 98 minutes

Budget: $8,500,000

Box Office Gross: $68,282,844

Plot Summary
As the Clone Wars sweep
through the galaxy, Anakin
Skywalker and his 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.

Voice Cast
Matt Lanter - Anakin Skywalker
Ashley Eckstein - Ahsoka Tano
James Arnold Taylor - Obi-Wan
Tom Kane - Yoda/Narrator/
Admiral Yularen
Christopher Lee - Count Dooku
Dee Bradley Baker - Captain Rex/
Commander Cody/Clone Troopers
Samuel L. Jackson - Mace Windu
Nika Futterman - Asajj Ventress/
Anthony Daniels - C3PO
Ian Abercrombie - Supreme
Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Catherine Tabor - Padme Amidala
Corey Burton - Ziro the Hutt/Whorm
David Acord - Rotta the Huttlet
Kevin Michael Richardson -
Jabba the Hutt
Matthew Wood - Battle Droids/
General Grevious

Development Artist/Director -
Dave Filoni
Based on Characters &
Universe/Executive Producer -
George Lucas
Writers - Henry Gilroy, Steven
Melching & Scott Murphy
Producer - Catherine Winder
Designers - Russel G. Chong
& Darren Marshall
Character Designer - Sergio
Character Supervisor - Mark
Animation Consultant - Rob
Film Editor - Jason Tucker
Composer: Star Wars Theme - John Williams
Music - Kevin Kiner

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS manages to start the animated TV series that is showing on the Cartoon Network channel, but maybe releasing this feature into the big screen was not such a good idea for the Star Wars fans. I'm no fan of the Ahsoka Tano but the female character of her is good and I do like the film's artistically animation style and the vocal performances by Tom Kane for Yoda and Matt Lanter that I don't know if his role as Anakin Skywalker is better than Hayden Christensen's. I'm surprised that three of the actors from the previous Star Wars movies including Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson and C3PO's Anthony Daniels have returned to do the voices for this one.

I do believe that STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS was good, but it would have been more good if it was aired as a TV movie.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. Good review, I agree that it could have been better, but I have always thought of it as a glorified story arc. The main thing that I did not like was that Ahsoka called Anakin "Sky-guy", that was a little too corny but other than it was mostly good.