Movie Reviews

Star Wars Clone Wars Volume 1

Next up on the Netflix list was this DVD of the first season of the Clone Wars animated series that was on Cartoon Network. Originally presented as 3-minute shorts before the start of their primetime lineup, on the DVD they have been edited together into an hour-long feature.

I found myself really engrossed into the series and it’s a credit to the writing and the animation. Of course, now I can’t wait until Series 2 comes out on DVD, which will tie into Episode 3. The first volume seems more of an outreach of Attack of the Clones, as the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan seems to be the same as when we last saw them in that movie.

I liked the style (very Samurai Jack) of the series, but I had to wonder why they went with 2D instead of 3D. Considering the amount of the movies that is rendered in 3D, it doesn’t seem too unreasonable that they could have pulled it off. In one of the special features, George Lucas talks about how he wanted more traditional 2D and a more anime feel to the series. Personally, I would like to see what the former Lucasfilm division Pixar could have done.

Regardless it is fun to watch and worth the rent. Now where is Series 2?