Excerpt: The good news... it's "Star Wars." The bad news... it's 'that' "Star Wars." "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" tries, but ultimately falls short in overcoming the obstacles put in place by the prequels and its awkward conception as a feature film.
Excerpt: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" has some nice animation, some good action, and a great new 'girl power' character in Ahsoka. Kids will especially love it. However, it still feels episodic rather than like a feature length story, there is little suspense, and some of it feels repetitive after the prequels.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season Two
2 November 2010
Conclusion: Perhaps one could call the second season of 'The Clone Wars' a more cerebral take on the show, more focused on the intricacies and casualties of war, instead of the actual war itself. I call it a missed opportunity. We don't have the incredibly heavy focus on Obi-Wan and Anakin (and, unfortunately, Ahsoka), which is a good thing, but there really isn't much in this season for the rest of the Jedi order to do.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season Two (2009-2010)
1 November 2010
Conclusion: If you enjoyed the first season of The Clone Wars , nabbing a copy of Season Two will probably be one the easiest decisions you make this week. Unfolding in unexpected, interesting and exciting directions, the series continues to distance itself from its feature film debut, entertain audiences of all ages and give fanboys an animated actioner worth savoring. Just be warned: the Blu-ray edition of Season Two does have a few issues.
Excerpt: "The Clone Wars" takes place between "Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones" and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith". Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi continue their journey across the galaxy amongst the "Clone Wars", meeting up with familiar villains, such as Count Dooku, General Grievous and Asajj Ventress.
Excerpt: Maybe if George Lucas took an alternate route, one that was obviously not based on greed, Clone Wars would have been acceptable. Instead, the decision was made to dump this thing into theaters so rabid fans will have to pay $10 instead of simply waiting for a release on cable. Sadly, they did, and while not as successful as other Star Wars , movies, it gained a healthy profit at the box office.
Conclusion: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is another desperate cash-in for a franchise in its death throes. It was the first 'Star Wars' movie to outright bomb at the box office, and the reasons for that are obvious. Only the youngest of 'Star Wars' fans will find it entertaining, and they're not the kind of discerning viewers who will care whether they watch it on DVD or Blu-ray.