18 September 2014 | alindsay-al
a fresh take on star wars and it is okay
After the prequels I had very low hopes for this new animated star wars film but I must say it beat my expectations by being okay and much more watchable then the phantom menace and attack of the clones. This sees Anakin Skywalker, obi wan Kenobi and anakins New padawan ashoka tano attempting to rescue Jabba the hutts son with count dooku and assajj ventress also looking for jabbas allegiance. The fact that Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor don't voice could have been a problem but I think both the voice actors did a good job and they encapsulated what the characters are like in the prequels so I thought they led this film pretty well. The side characters all did a good job as well with ashoka being a good contrast for Anakin and obi wan and this new character worked in this film. What I do like about the clone wars was how it focused on the clone wars and the addition of captain Rex was a really good choice and I really like a character with personality in this clone army. Christopher lee voicing count dooku was a great choice and I thought he did a really good job with the character along with ventress who was a good villain for this film. The story is where this film falls apart with the fact that there is not a lot of story but possibly too much action not enough story. Also they add a new story with about 20 Min's to go and it is just an unwanted distraction that was not needed. The script is also pretty poor with ashoka giving a lot of one liners and none of the characters really having an outstanding moment of dialogue. The style however was great I thought, it was unique and was a great choice for this film. Overall this is an okay film that I think could have actually been a lot more.