The Clone Wars

The Clone Wars on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70155581

Being an original Star Wars era child, I was of course excited at the prospect of the prequels. I was, like others, totally let down by them. My tune has changed now that I’ve finished the 40+ hours of The Clone Wars on Netflix. They took a bit to get going and there were a handful that weren’t worth watching (Episodes rated on IMDB) , but they improved vastly over six seasons. The storyline and the graphics got better and better. They brought Episodes 2 & 3 together very well. They answered questions and tied up so many of the loose ends. Lucas’ broad strokes tried too hard to deliver too much information in the movies.

Disney cut the series a bit short so you don’t get to see what happens to some characters. Sadly the animated Anakin is much better than live and Episode I still stinks. I maintain hope that these 5 or 6 new movies and The Rebels series keep the story going in the Universe that consumed so much of my childhood…