Star Wars: The Clone Wars - "Pursuit of Peace" Review

What is it about Star Wars that so easily captures the imagination of the young and the young at heart? Is it the talk of deregulation? The discussion of excessive interest rates on loans? Perhaps it's the look at how social structures are affected by conflict, and how water, power and health care are all taken away when funds are diverted towards increasing… Wait, what am I saying? And what is going on with this show? I don't know what the thought process was going into Season 3 ofThe Clone Wars, but what a strange and frustrating turn of events to see this series, which has proven how cool it can be, continually delve into these less than thrilling scenarios this year. Here we were with yet another political episode, and yet another Padme-centric episode, a combination that just isn't working. I've said before that I don't think every episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars needs to be an action-heavy one, but at a certain point, it's hard to ignore that the word "wars" is in the title of this show -twice! Having a ton of episodes like this where they talk about the wars, instead of showing it, is just too much, packed too close together. And I sure can't imagine this stuff being fun for kids... 

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