Saturday, May 14, 2005

I SAW IT ON TV: Shown again, the Clone Wars have

It doesn't take a Jedi master to figure out that Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars Clone Wars cartoons are the sh!t.

The first Clone Wars mini epic was a huge success, and garnered much talk of it's more spirited renditions of the Star Wars universe. Recently Cartoon Network rolled out a second season of the Clone Wars cartoons, in slightly longer doses.

Both seasons were just broadcast in a 3 hour block, and since I've yet to pick up the season one DVD, or see season two, it meant I was in for a treat!

The second season picks up right where season one left off, and both play into the film releasing next week, using characters and situations that lead directly into, and enhance the movies. A neat touch. However, the second season was a bit different than the first. With season one, it was all action, 5 minute bursts of light sabers and laser fire, barely peppered with dialogue. Since Genndy is a master at animated mood and story, with a very subtle engaging touch, the result was fantastic. Season two has more story, and some of it, the inner self journey of Anakin, comes off as a bit made for TV, and not pure Star Wars. Definitely good, just not quite as meaninful, in relation to the films. Overall though, it's another great effort, and leaves you pumped for the movie!

Pick up the DVD for season one HERE
Or check out the Clone Wars site HERE

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