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Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 1

Yep, I finally watched the first season. It was quite enjoyable. The graphics were good enough that usually you could forget you were watching graphics. It seems like they are strung together as mini-news documentaries about the Clone Wars. They also have a saying at the beginning of each episode. There are some arcs, but not all the stories are directly connected together. It is good to see our old friends. Anakin is still reckless, but I can finally see why he was considered such a great leader during this period. Obi-Wan is as cool a customer as ever. One nice aspect is the fact that we get a closer look at some of the other Jedi that we see but that don’t have much screen time in the movies, Jedi like Luminara Unduli, Kit Fisto, and Aayla Secura. Of course we get some time with Yoda, Mace Windu, Padme, C-3PO, R2D2, and Jar Jar Binks. We even get some Grievous action which starts to explain why he is so important in the third movie. Anakin even has a Padawan now, Ashoka. She is a good balance for him. A pity she isn’t around Anakin in the third movie. We also get to know some of the clone troopers, especially Cody and Rex.

And that, really, is the problem with this series. It isn’t a complaint. It is inevitable. Here we are being made to care about all of these people but we know what happens in the third movie, which makes everything that happened there devastatingly tragic. But I think that is rather the point.