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Are you going to see Clone Wars?  

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  1. 1. Are you going to go see Clone Wars?

    • Yes, I am
      9
    • No, I'm not
      4
    • No, I'll wait for it on TV
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I was just wondering if anyone is going to go see Clone Wars? Are you excited or just going to see it because it's an SW film. Or are you not going to go see it or just wait to see it on TV. I'm still up in the air. I'm not making plans to go see it, but if I have some time this weekend I might go check it out.

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I will definately be going just because it is Star Wars. Know matter how much Star Wars gets panned now I am sure that The Clone Wars will be entertaining. I think that a lot of people ( who bash and tear on Star Wars ) seem to forget that it is only meant to be entertainment. So many people take Star Wars way to literally. I will always love and adore the Star Wars franchise. @popcorn@

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I'm going to see it, and my outlook is "cautiously optimistic." The word-of-mouth so far is REALLY bad, but well...most of it has come from embittered geekdom that reactively hates anything Lucas does now.

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Possibly origional trilogy fans like myself :P

 

But I would like to see it to judge it for myself

 

I don't know if I will be able to see it this weekend yet

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I'm going to see it, and my outlook is "cautiously optimistic." The word-of-mouth so far is REALLY bad, but well...most of it has come from embittered geekdom that reactively hates anything Lucas does now.

Actually, if you check Rotten Tomatoes there are a couple of people who say that they watched the pre-screening of the movie and state that they rather enjoyed it. One guy ( don't know if it's credible ) stated that people started to clap at the end. Give it a chance. People this day and age have become extremely cynical and pessimistic towards just about everything. And it is just plain sad to witness Star Wars getting this rotten treatment. What other films out there have such cool and colorful characters like Star Wars. Not many that I am aware of.

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I'm not. With the show going to be on cable, and therefor I will be unable to watch it, I just don't have much interest in this movie. I will definitely get it (and the show) when it comes out on DVD though.

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I saw it earlier today and it was really good. I think the story was better than the 3 prequels even. The voice acting was good. The battles were excelent. The music was different but fun at times and nice to have something different, alot was the same as what we are used to. The new characters were good too. I can't wait for the series.

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Def not going to see it. Clone wars is just played out for me already. Plus like others have said I just have zero interest in seeing Anakin portrayed as a heroic type when he's essentially a mass murderer. If they had gone a different route and centered on anyone else other than Anakin I might be interested, but as is no. Not a fan of the look of the movie either, so it's got two strikes against it for me already.

 

Now if it was about the rise of vader after the clone wars, or anything other than the clone wars, that might be something else entirely, but I'm feeling really Blah about the whole thing.

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Def not going to see it. Clone wars is just played out for me already. Plus like others have said I just have zero interest in seeing Anakin portrayed as a heroic type when he's essentially a mass murderer. If they had gone a different route and centered on anyone else other than Anakin I might be interested, but as is no. Not a fan of the look of the movie either, so it's got two strikes against it for me already.

 

Now if it was about the rise of vader after the clone wars, or anything other than the clone wars, that might be something else entirely, but I'm feeling really Blah about the whole thing.

 

 

I have said this in another thread discussion about the clone wars and the galactic civil war

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Caught the 2:20 pm matinee myself. It was entertaining enough, but audience did not seem to have any particular big reaction to any of the gags or action sequences. Good voice acting and decently animated battle sequences. It just seem to be missing good villains or more credible threats. Not too fond of the character designs. It would've been nice to see more Jedi Knights in action and a better storyline. Felt somewhat lacking, but I suppose it was an adequate first effort to launch the tv animated series.

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Saw it today and I liked it and so did all the kids in the theater. Over heard a few adults who weren't SW fans and they enjoyed the film. The dialog definately is geard twords kids, but the action scenes were cool. Rex was a pretty cool guy. I don't collect the animated figures, but I do want Rex and plan on getting one soon.

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I'm going to wait until it comes out on TV. I'm not a fan in particular of the prequels although I really liked the first Clone Wars series. I thought it had done a good job filling in the gap between Episode II and III. This new series seems intent on erasing that story with their own.

 

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Dooku imply in Episode III that he had faced Anakin & Obi Wan one previous time... and that was when he took Anakin's arm? And I will be disappointed if Anakin battles Grevious because it would ruin the banter at the beginning of Episode III.

 

So I'll wait for it to come on TV this fall. Set the Tivo.

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I'm going to wait until it comes out on TV. I'm not a fan in particular of the prequels although I really liked the first Clone Wars series. I thought it had done a good job filling in the gap between Episode II and III. This new series seems intent on erasing that story with their own.

 

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Dooku imply in Episode III that he had faced Anakin & Obi Wan one previous time... and that was when he took Anakin's arm? And I will be disappointed if Anakin battles Grevious because it would ruin the banter at the beginning of Episode III.

 

So I'll wait for it to come on TV this fall. Set the Tivo.

 

 

EPIII, when Anakin & Obi-Wan face Dooku, Anakin tells Dooku his powers are stronger than the last time they met(which could be from EPII or anytime after, like during CW's). Palpatine mentions Anakin losing the arm After Anakin had killed Dooku.

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Reviewed by JayC on Sat August 16, 2008

 

Ok well I have to be honest and say that as a feature-length film, animated or not, I expected a little more from this than what I got. First, it seemed like Lucas and company could not decide if they wanted to gear this movie towards kids or adult fans. The story is very simple, and there is a lot of campy type humor that I’m guessing is meant to appeal towards kids. We don’t even get the classic Star Wars words scrolling down the screen at the beginning to bring us up to date on what’s going on. Instead we get this somewhat corny sounding narrator telling us what’s happening in exaggerated, dramatic tones. Again, I assume this was done to cater to kids who don’t like to read.

 

Now, you might think because it’s an animated movie that of course it’s going to be geared more towards kids, but then explain to me if that’s the case why in the battle scenes you see Clone Troopers getting shot in the head? I mean it’s not graphic or anything, but it did strike me as a bit violent for a movie aimed mainly at kids.

 

As a Star Wars fan, I still managed to enjoy this movie for the most part. I enjoyed both new characters Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex and look forward to seeing their characters develop over the course of the upcoming television series. I also think this movie makes for a great commercial for all those cool upcoming Clone Wars toys, but I would have enjoyed it much more from the comfort of my home on the television without having to pay the $10 movie ticket. If you are not a big Star Wars fan, then I would definitely pass this one up all together.

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I saw the prequels, not as big on them as I am the original trilogy. But I have no interest in the animated movie. Just do not care as much for it as I do the live action stuff. Just not interested in the movie, the trailers don't appeal to me.

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Reviewed by JayC on Sat August 16, 2008

 

Ok well I have to be honest and say that as a feature-length film, animated or not, I expected a little more from this than what I got. First, it seemed like Lucas and company could not decide if they wanted to gear this movie towards kids or adult fans. The story is very simple, and there is a lot of campy type humor that I’m guessing is meant to appeal towards kids. We don’t even get the classic Star Wars words scrolling down the screen at the beginning to bring us up to date on what’s going on. Instead we get this somewhat corny sounding narrator telling us what’s happening in exaggerated, dramatic tones. Again, I assume this was done to cater to kids who don’t like to read.

 

Now, you might think because it’s an animated movie that of course it’s going to be geared more towards kids, but then explain to me if that’s the case why in the battle scenes you see Clone Troopers getting shot in the head? I mean it’s not graphic or anything, but it did strike me as a bit violent for a movie aimed mainly at kids.

 

As a Star Wars fan, I still managed to enjoy this movie for the most part. I enjoyed both new characters Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex and look forward to seeing their characters develop over the course of the upcoming television series. I also think this movie makes for a great commercial for all those cool upcoming Clone Wars toys, but I would have enjoyed it much more from the comfort of my home on the television without having to pay the $10 movie ticket. If you are not a big Star Wars fan, then I would definitely pass this one up all together.

I think they were trying to make it appeal to older and younger viewers. I though the dialogue was better than the 3 prequels and not that corny.

 

It's animated so of caurse it will be somewhat aimed at kids but at the same time it is a "war" so we will see people getting shot. It looks like it is aimed at adults by having the viloence and some lightheartedness for the kids because you can't keep kids away from anything animated. I thought it had a nice even mixture of what it needed to appeal to all audiences but not too much of anything that would make one side dislike it.

 

 

 

It was no worse than Yoda stabbing a Clone Trooper in ROTS and kids saw that too. Not to mention the severed limbs and beheadings, stanglings and people burning to death in all of the films.

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I saw it yesterday. Be warned, my post may contain spoilers...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First off, the lack of scrolling text at the beginning made me cringe. It wouldn't have been so bad if they didn't have that annoying voice actor saying it so dramatically... Then, later in the movie one of the clone admirals had the same voice actor... I couldn't understand half of what he said and just tried to tune him out.

 

After that, it got better and the animation is top notch. I even got past most of the corny dialogue but the nicknames between Anakin and Ashoka just got annoying... "Snips, Sky Guy, Artooie..." The Battle Droids are always humorous, even in the live action films but after a while the humor between the Battle Droids just seemed like overkill. I also found Obi-Wan stalling the separatist leader by sitting down and talking to him very rediculous. But then again, that particular separatist leader didn't seem so bright... I didn't mind the plot so much but it did seem rather weak. Ziro the Hutt didn't annoy me too much but his voice was definately stereotypical. The lightsaber fights and battles between the clones and droids were awesome.

 

A couple of minor gripes about continuation... After Anakin saves Jabba's son and Jabba knows his name is "Skywalker" shouldn't Jabba remember the name "Skywalker" in ROTJ? Or is Jabba's memory poor? Speaking of Jabba... Why is it that Ziro can speak english but Jabba can't? Also, if Ashoka or Rex don't die in the series, (which they probably won't because it is a cartoon) their lack of appearance or mention in ROTS will be disappointing. And last, but not least, I REALLY hope that Anakin doesn't fight General Grievous at any point in the series.

 

Overall, I enjoyed it a lot minus a couple of things. It's definately worth seeing and is a great start to the series, but don't go into the theater with high expectations.

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The nicknames bothered me a little after awhile but I think they were doing that to show the tension between Anakin and Ashoka. The whole point of having them paired is to move Anakin to the next level of responsibilty and by having him be annoyed by someone annoying helps get him there. This way we can see a solid level of respect form in their relationship. Similar to what Anakin and Obi-Wan went through together.

 

To explain why Jabba might not remember the name Skywalker. He was usually high or drunk or both. He almost always has his hookah pipe in his mouth.

 

I'm not sure what was going on with Ziro speaking english. He would have been better with a translator that spoke with that voice.

 

The narration at the beginning was to me like a news report explaining what was happening. Anakin was supposed to become like a celebrity to the masses during the Clone Wars and it reminded me of a tabloid show like Entertainment Tonight talking about the latest happenings. Like a quick recap at the beginning of the show.

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The nicknames bothered me a little after awhile but I think they were doing that to show the tension between Anakin and Ashoka. The whole point of having them paired is to move Anakin to the next level of responsibilty and by having him be annoyed by someone annoying helps get him there. This way we can see a solid level of respect form in their relationship. Similar to what Anakin and Obi-Wan went through together.

 

To explain why Jabba might not remember the name Skywalker. He was usually high or drunk or both. He almost always has his hookah pipe in his mouth.

 

I'm not sure what was going on with Ziro speaking english. He would have been better with a translator that spoke with that voice.

 

The narration at the beginning was to me like a news report explaining what was happening. Anakin was supposed to become like a celebrity to the masses during the Clone Wars and it reminded me of a tabloid show like Entertainment Tonight talking about the latest happenings. Like a quick recap at the beginning of the show.

You make some good points. I forgot about the hookah pipe. To me the narration did sound like a news report but what would of showed that better is if it showed some kind of news reporter on a big screen in Coruscant.

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I saw it earlier this evening (SPOILER WARNING!!!):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I too was a little annoyed at the narrator's voice at the beginning, but I think it was hearkening back to the old serials Lucas grew up watching. He has said many times throughout the years that he was inspired by the Saturday Matinee serials he watched as a kid, so I wasn't real suprised by it, just slightly annoyed... (lol)

 

The animation was wonderful, I just thought the characters' movements were sometimes stiff and not fluid enough. But the space fights were great. It definitely had the look and feel of a Star Wars movie.

 

Dialogue was corny at times, but I did enjoy the lightsaber fights. Obi-Wan trash-talking with Ventriss was cool. Usually it's the bad-guy doing it. But Obi-Wan was super-cool when fighting her. I rather enjoyed seeing that more-confident side of him...

 

And speaking of Ventriss, she really stands out as a great character in this movie, even moreso than she usually does. I enjoyed the scenes with her...

 

The battle scenes were all well-done; they had an almost "Saving Private Ryan" kind-of feel to them, which was good. And I liked Ashoka; it gives kids a character to relate to, but she's not helpless by any means.

 

LOVED Dooku in this movie, and it was even greater knowing Christopher Lee actually does the voice. Awesome...

 

 

The only two major gripes I had with this movie was one, it seemed that it was meant more for kids, which was okay I guess. Two...where was Grievous?? He's on toy shelves everywhere but not in the movie? I guess he must make an appearance later on in the series, but I was disappointed by that. Oh, and I HATE HATE HATE the goofy Battle Droids. I hated it when they changed their voices for Episode III. They sounded so silly. I prefer the cold, monotone voices they had in Episodes I and II. HATE 'em... (lol)

 

Overall, it was a pretty-cool movie, and definitely one kids will get into. I still think the first Clone Wars cartoon mini-series is the gold standard, even over the second one. But this one's a nice little romp. The visuals are great. And I enjoyed the score so much that I went out afterwards and bought the soundtrack, last one Wally-World had even. (Oh and BTW, Entertainment Weekly gave it an F!! (lol) Rarely, if ever, have I seen them give a movie and F-rating, but they did. They gave Tropic Thunder an A, which is equally rare for a comedy, and makes me want to see it even more...)

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I'll keep this short and sweet. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for more. Don't see what the big gripe is with some people. However, everyone is intitled to their own opinion. There was a time ( not so long ago ) when I used to let what others thought of Star Wars affect me. Not anymore. All that matters is if I enjoyed it, and I did. It had a ton of action. To all of you who didn't like it youre missing out.

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the trailer looked awful to me, and normally those have the best scenes. Will wait for the tivo to pick it up someday.

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