Star Wars: The Clone WarsAugust 15, 2008
As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace…
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.5/10 (22,935 voted)
Critic's Score: 35/100
Stars: Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane
As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as the Galactic Republic slips further and further under the sway of the Separatists and their never-ending droid army. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences, one that brings them face-to-face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But Count Dooku and his sinister agents, including the nefarious Asajj Ventress, will stop at nothing to ensure that Anakin and Ahsoka fail at their quest. Meanwhile, on the front lines of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side …
Writers: Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching
James Arnold Taylor
Dee Bradley Baker
Ziro the Hutt
Kevin Michael Richardson
Jabba the Hutt
Rotta the Huttlet
Samuel L. Jackson
Release Date: 15 August 2008
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $14,611,273
(17 August 2008)
(10 February 2012)
Did You Know?
The DVD release date was set before the film was released theatrically.
[fighting IG-100 Magnaguards]
Ok, stick-tinnies, you're going back to Dooku in pieces.
I have nothing good to say about this movie.
This movie fails on every level. It begins with, I kid you not, the
announcer from The Powerpuff Girl's voice replacing the opening crawl
we've come to know and love, presumably because the target audience,
American children, can't read at even that glacial pace. I don't know
if it's even necessary at this point to say something as redundant as
"this movie has a horrible script and stiff acting;" that's just
something we've come to expect with Star Wars in the last decade. But
even the battle sequences aren't enjoyable. Star Wars used to be the
cutting edge in visual effects; apparently the makers of this movie
haven't the ways in which computer animation have advanced in the last
decade. The character animations in this movie are worse than the
average video game. The movie has off-putting pacing, packing too much
into the first half, and dragging in the second. Everything that was
supposed to be funny was a dud, and everything that was supposed to be
serious garnered unwelcome guffaws from the audience. I have nothing
good to say about this movie.
The consensus seems to be that it's not fair to compare it to the real
Star Wars movies because it's intended for kids. That's just the thing
though; I don't want Star Wars to become something that I have to put
my brain on ice to enjoy from now on. A long time ago, George Lucas was
capable of putting out material that kids and adults could both enjoy,
that fanboys and the casual moviegoer could both enjoy, and no one
would have to suspend their sensibilities to have a good time. That's
what I want back.