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  • Summary: The battle for the Republic continues in Lucas' animated series with Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and a new character by the name of Ahsoka Tano.
  • Genre(s): Animation, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Kids

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Although no half-hour TV series is going to capture the visual splendor and sophisticated sound of the big-screen experience, it's surprising how well this series reflects the style, attitude, ideals and spirit of the six "Star Wars" films.
  2. 75
    This is a cool weekly cartoon series from Lucasfilm Animation that finds a fresh new style for depicting the struggle of the Jedi and their army of genetically engineered clones against the seemingly indomitable droid army of evil Separatists.
  3. At least the TV spin-off is decent--definitely more suspenseful and character-centric than the bombastic pilot flick.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    70
    In the 3-D digital animation of this series, [Yoda's] skin glows a healthy shade of moss, and his sprightliness helps this latest George Lucas diversion achieve some commendable action-adventure zip.
  5. Lucas could spend the rest of his life filling that hiatus with adventures whose outcomes are basically irrelevant to the larger story he has already finished telling. Many battles make up a war, after all, and each is an episode waiting to be animated. The two I've seen are bagatelles--brief and insubstantial but colorful and fluid.
  6. 50
    This new show is at least better paced than the horribly wooden prequels, but little about Clone Wars is involving.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    42
    If you expect it to be good--then yes, it's as disappointing as the summer movie it follows. If you think of it as a kid-oriented spin-off product--well, it still suffers from characters with all the vibrancy and pizazz of a PowerPoint marketing plan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. May 2, 2018
    10
    The main thing I always think of when I remember this show is Savage Opress. Not only did they successfully pull off the “you had a secretThe main thing I always think of when I remember this show is Savage Opress. Not only did they successfully pull off the “you had a secret brother” thing with him very well, but his first episode is incredibly tragic, showing how he becomes this monster. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2012
    10
    The story and the animation are awesome!I love watching this with my nephews and as the show progresses its getting better and better,theThe story and the animation are awesome!I love watching this with my nephews and as the show progresses its getting better and better,the story telling vastly improved over the previous seasons and the animation is even better. Expand
  3. BrettT.
    Oct 23, 2008
    10
    Great show, my son and I love watching it together.
  4. Mar 2, 2016
    9
    An exciting way to expand upon the Star Wars lore and flesh out the time between episodes 2 and 3. "The Clone Wars" do an incredible job ofAn exciting way to expand upon the Star Wars lore and flesh out the time between episodes 2 and 3. "The Clone Wars" do an incredible job of capturing the magic of the movies in the form of a TV show. The characters new and old are incredibly enjoyable and so are their adventures in this first season.

    What I love about the show is that it goes beyond the movies by pulling elements and characters from the extended universe. While some are quite obscure, those who are familiar enough with the extended lore are sure to get a kick out of the not-so-familiar faces and references. For everyone else the show serves as a nice, light introduction to them so there's no required reading before jumping in. Just watch the movies first.

    The show also adds it's own additions to the universe in the form of exclusive characters and big moments. The show does a great job of adding more meat to the overall series and might even make you look at elements of Revenge of the Sith in a new way just because you watched the events leading up to it.

    Don't think that just because this show is animated that it's pulling any punches. This is an action packed series with plots that have real stakes and can be quite dark at times. It's on the same level as the movies. The battles are flashy, exciting, and an all around blast to watch.

    The plotting of the show is nonlinear. The majority of episodes are stand-alone conflicts with a few arcs stretching for a handful of episodes. It's a great set up that allows the writers to bounce around from idea to idea, conflict to conflict without being restricted to an overall plot line. It shows just how large the actual Clone Wars are and pays off in the long run, even if some episodes feel like only a piece of an uncompleted whole as a result.

    Overall this is a fantastic addition to the Star Wars universe. One that any Star Wars fan should check out regardless of age. It expands upon the universe in exciting and surprising ways. The feel of the movies is masterfully captured here and I can't wait to see what comes next.

    I give the first season a 9.4/10.
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  5. LeeL.
    Oct 9, 2008
    8
    I really enjoyed the Show... The only time i felt myself slipping out of their animated world was when the Droids speak... The childish I really enjoyed the Show... The only time i felt myself slipping out of their animated world was when the Droids speak... The childish dialogue and unintelligent actions of the droids makes me wonder why the Separatists bothered with them, showing such incompetence. Anyway... I like the idea of a weekly star wars story. And i enjoyed the first 2 eps i have seen. Expand
  6. Aug 13, 2018
    8
    This show is fantastic. Starts out a little slow but in each season they up the quality by a lot. Season one isn't that great, but the restThis show is fantastic. Starts out a little slow but in each season they up the quality by a lot. Season one isn't that great, but the rest range from good to phenomenal. Characters are incredibly well written.
    Overall a fun time and makes the prequels look good.
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  7. Feb 15, 2015
    4
    Good part, esoteric references and story of the Rise of the Republic. Bad Part, making Clones and battle droids look like intelligent beingGood part, esoteric references and story of the Rise of the Republic. Bad Part, making Clones and battle droids look like intelligent being with their own personality's. Good for kids, and seekers of the Esoteric side of the force, Expand

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