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STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS - "SECRET WEAPONS" REVIEW

Apologies for this review going up late, as I was on a work trip to Vancouver when this episode of The Clone Wars aired. The bright blue version of The Clone Wars logo at the start of this episode was fun – a nod to R2-D2, just as they’ve used a red version for the Darth Maul-centric episode. Unfortunately, what followed that logo was… less than fun. This episode just didn’t work. It’s not that The Clone Wars can’t do a light-hearted, humorous storyline, but this one fall flat. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/04/star-wars-the-clone-wars-secret-weapons-review

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS - "SECRET WEAPONS" REVIEW

The bright blue version of The Clone Wars logo at the start of this episode was fun – a nod to R2-D2, just as they’ve used a red version for the Darth Maul-centric episode. Unfortunately, what followed that logo was… less than fun. This episode just didn’t work. It’s not that The Clone Wars can’t do a light-hearted, humorous storyline, but this one fall flat. Colonel Meebur Gascon wasn’t funny. And WAC-47  really wasn’t funny. Just a week before, The Clone Wars went for a classic bit of cartoon slapstick (Byph running in place as he was held back) and I loved it – but when WAC walked into a wall, while boasting about his abilities, it felt obvious and tired. They say comedy is timing and the timing was off in this one. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/04/star-wars-the-clone-wars-secret-weapons-review

Clone Wars reveals why kidnapping Jedi isn't such a terrible idea after all

On last week's episode of Clone Wars , it looked like Hondo, the pirate who just won't go away, was pretty thoroughly boned. He had just attempted to hijack a ship full of Jedi younglings, then kidnapped and promptly lost Ahsoka. And, after that incident in which he kidnapped Count Dooku, he can't exactly turn to the Separatists for support. But when General Grievous attacks the pirate base and captures Hondo, he's forced to make an unlikely alliance, one that suggests that the old salt has a soft heart after all. Plus, we get to see Ahsoka battle Grievous and Katooni finally earns her Jedi wings. Spoilers ahead. //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/w3gpLKpd8Aw/clone-wars-reveals-why-kidnapping-jedi-isnt-such-a-terrible-idea-after-all

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS - "THE SOFT WAR" REVIEW

Wow, the title of this episode sure helped add to the use of the word "war" in the headline for this story, huh? The Onderon storyline continued this week, in what is a solid, if perhaps not a standout arc for the show. I think one thing that stops it from really popping is that King Rash has been a pretty weak villain and not really made an impact. Even while he was deciding to execute deposed King Dendup, he didn’t really sell as a credible bad guy. For that reason, I was glad to get to know the General here, who ultimately decided to help the rebels. He was a far more interesting and layered character, whose struggle to do the right thing under difficult circumstances was pretty interesting,. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/21/star-wars-the-clone-wars-the-soft-war-review

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS - "FRONT RUNNERS" REVIEW

Hey guys, sorry for the late review. Due to the insanity of New York Comic Con, I was unable to see this episode until now. "Front Runners" picked up the pace on the Onderon storyline, as we saw the rebels begin to make an impact – both via their actions and their influence, as others were inspired by them fighting back against the Battle Droids. The opening narration noting there had been no non-droid casualties in the rebel attacks was a curious one – it felt like a rather specific thing to point out (on a show where plenty of people die), which makes me think it was setting up an innocent indeed getting killed in the crossfire before this storyline is over. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/15/star-wars-the-clone-wars-front-runners-review