Wednesday, August 20, 2008

No Clones About It

I've had a few people ask if a review of The Clone Wars animated movie would be forthcoming from me. So let me clear that up: nope. Didn't see it. Don't want to.

Really, somebody should do this:


Roland Deschain said...

Having had to sit through it twice for work, I judge it (personally) as unapologetic and complete SHIAT.

The music was a bad television composer's ripoff of John Williams and the animation wasn't even as good as the previous direct to DVD Clone Wars installments.

The opening narrator was overly reminiscent of the Starship Troopers "WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?" guy. Baby Jabba AKA Stinky was just a frakking abomination, and Ziro the Hutt apparently took the claims of racist stereotyping that Jar Jar got and took them to a new and exciting level of OH MY GOD.

IT was not a movie, it was a 92 minute toy commercial that still looked a hell of a lot better when I was watching it through night vision goggles on my security shift. It made the prequels look like genius. Blah.

snarky smurf said...

Seconded. I didn't hate it as much as Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles (the review that Lukas had pulled), but it sure wasn't good.

I went to see it with my nephew (4 year-old). There was some kind of Star Wars fan club there all in costume (really F-ing cool costumes! They even had a remote controlled R2-D2) and we had much more fun hanging out watching them pose for pictures than watching the actual film. He was bored about half the time, if I hadn't been there with him I would have been ready to leave after about a half-hour. It was awful.

Sangediver said...

Sad part is, now I want to see it, just to see how bad it is. However, I suppose I can wait to Netflix it for that...