Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars fans are not known for being easy to please and sure to divide is George Lucas' first animated entry. Leaping from a Clone Wars animated TV series, the film's action happens between Episodes 2 (Attack of the Clones) and 3 (Revenge of the Sith).

The animation style, crucial to its appeal to that fan base, has a futuristic-yet-retro kind of look going on. Lucas himself explained to Empire Magazine: "It's a stylised cartoon, it's not photo real...it's in a Gerry Anderson style, Thunderbirds. The characters have painted surfaces - they look like they've been painted." Story wise? "It's got everyone. Yoda, The Emperor... everybody that's in the features is in the animated series. It's just as if we took the feature and just continued it in an animation style."

2008Rating: PG, Contains violence98 minsUSA
ActionAdventureAnimatedScience Fiction
Director:
Dave Filoni (Clone Wars tv series)
Writer:
George Lucas
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

This isn't the Star Wars we've always known and at least sometimes loved.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

The sights and sounds of that Galaxy Far Far Away are there, but they're in a different key, and targeting a new breed.

The story itself is increasingly engaging, and its easy to see the TV series gaining a loyal following.

I was left hankering for the real thing.

While this version quite obviously lacks real flesh and blood, far more importantly, it lacks a beating heart.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The largely uninspired Clone Wars feels landlocked. In the absence of any extensive innovation, the video game-ready results play more like a feature-length promo for the imminent TV series of the same name than a stand-alone event.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An enjoyable escapade and a great introduction to the forthcoming series - just not the seventh Star Wars film fans were hoping for.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

You might not follow exactly what's happening, or why it matters, but you won't be bored. The animation, once you get used to its deliberately rough-edged and painterly style, is rather spectacular, occasionally downright beautiful.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

There seems to be no reason why this is gracing the big screen, rather than rattling out of a television set. It is like a bad Saturday morning cartoon, but not in a good way.

1.0
0

great for star wars fans

I enjoy anything star wars & this animation does well. it does remind me of the tv series & is a good lead in for that to which I am addicted as well.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This isn't the Star Wars we've always known and at least sometimes loved.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The sights and sounds of that Galaxy Far Far Away are there, but they're in a different key, and targeting a new breed.

The story itself is increasingly engaging, and its easy to see the TV series gaining a loyal following.

I was left hankering for the real thing.

While this version quite obviously lacks real flesh and blood, far more importantly, it lacks a beating heart.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The largely uninspired Clone Wars feels landlocked. In the absence of any extensive innovation, the video game-ready results play more like a feature-length promo for the imminent TV series of the same name than a stand-alone event.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An enjoyable escapade and a great introduction to the forthcoming series - just not the seventh Star Wars film fans were hoping for.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

You might not follow exactly what's happening, or why it matters, but you won't be bored. The animation, once you get used to its deliberately rough-edged and painterly style, is rather spectacular, occasionally downright beautiful.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

There seems to be no reason why this is gracing the big screen, rather than rattling out of a television set. It is like a bad Saturday morning cartoon, but not in a good way.

1.0
0

great for star wars fans

I enjoy anything star wars & this animation does well. it does remind me of the tv series & is a good lead in for that to which I am addicted as well.

3.0
0