well, with some reluctance i picked up the DVD of this Star Wars : The Clone Wars film last Friday. i say with reluctance as it seems to have had some fairly mediocre and bad reviews.
i should have known better. once again, the mediocre to bad reviews would appear to be the work of those rather sad cases that hate any and all "new" Star Wars films simply because they are not the original ones, whilst even then moaning and groaning about all things to do with the original trilogy. to them i would say get over it, get on with enjoying the films for what they are!
i picked it up mostly to entertain James, but partially because i was rather curious myself. it's billed as "Episode II.5", and rightly so, really. it takes but a few moments to adjust to this being animation rather than "real people", but once you do, off you go with a rather wild adventure / crusade of a film. as James has had us play it about six times this weekend he clearly loves it, and we are quite taken with it too!
the big plus for this film was the one and only major plot fault with the "prequel trilogy" - Anakin and Obi-Wan are actually seen to be the best of friends in this one. the trilogy seemed to show them doing nothing but disagree and quibble when they were supposed to be good friends. until the obvious, dramatic end to their friendship. not showing them even getting along most of the time robbed the gravity of the tragedy of Anakin in Episode III, as stunning as it was.
Star Wars is at heart a simple, magical telling of good vs evil, ideal for children and adults alike. this continues with that trend. if you are an actual proper fan, and not a misguided "fan boy" that has no life beyond attacking things like this instead of just allowing yourself to be swept away and entertained, see it as soon as you can if you haven't already!!!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!