Summary: Not a bad addition to the Star Wars universe. I liken it to one of the many Star Wars novels that have been written made into a film. The target audience is definitely children, but there's enough here to satisfy fans of all ages. I liked the animation and the battles, though some of the kid-friendly dialogue got a little tiring. People love to tear down George Lucas for some reason, so it didn't surprise me that critics hated it, but it's really not that bad.
Summary: The Star Wars universe attempts to break ground through computer animation. The outcome is a bevy of retreaded, yawn outloud, and block figured characters attempting to solve a kidnapping conspiracy. Nothing in this appears the slightest bit thought out and degrades the franchise further into mediocrity.
Summary: This latest addition to the Star Wars lexicon introduces a bevy of new villains and a huge amount of battles, but it leaves too many characters out of the picture (like Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, Yoda, Padme, etc.), introduces a new character who has never been mentioned before, and is just a series of build-ups and let-downs. My advice, watch the animated series and you'll see what its like for free.
Excerpt: Even though it will play better when broken down into 20+ minute segments, I kind of liked "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". Not as much as the previous animated effort, of course, but it nevertheless fits in to the Star Wars universe with a little getting-used-to. My gripes: 1) I never took Obi-Wan for a wisecracking warrior. His personality as portrayed in this movie is not my favorite depiction.
Excerpt: I wasn't expecting too much going into this. I knew there was a Star Wars animated series coming up, but the powers that be decided a feature film should be introduced first. They probably should have just made a 2-hour premiere on TV instead. Geared toward the younger generation, this takes place between episode II and III.
Conclusion: This is'nt a bad star wars film to watch, the story is o.k, the actors try to fill in the best they can for the original actors and the animation is cool, its not the best star wars movie but can keep you entertained for a while.
Conclusion: Despite some of the reviews here, I really liked this. I'm a big Star Wars fan and I find this movie does a great job at sticking to the Star Wars universe, its humour, its setting, its concept and its style. Some bits seem a bit childish but I guess this is aimed at a very wide audience - the real Star Wars movies also have these bits so I guess it's expected.
Conclusion: After the new Star Wars trilogy, George Lucas brought out this, a 3D version of the short 2D cartoons released a few years back. However, with all the money he's made, would it have been so hard to make the characters look more realistic? The stylised designs don't look good at all in 3D, and makes it look like the animators left the job half-done. The CGI characters look more wood-like than the puppets in Thunderbirds and the voice acting is even worse.