So, over half a year since it appeared in the cinema I finally got to see the Star Wars: Clone Wars film after buying the Blu-ray. As a PS3 owner the choice between Blu-ray and DVD was a no-brainer – not only was there little difference in price, but the Blu-ray has a ton of extras, most in high definition too.
Going into this film I knew it was targeted it kids and that it had bombed in the box office. However, that didn’t stop me enjoying was an enjoyable romp with a fun story and some interesting characters, old and new.
At first I wasn’t sure about the voices of Obi Wan and Anakin but as the film progressed they became ‘their voices’ and even started to think they sounded like McGregor and Christianson respectively. Speaking of voices (see what I did there?), anyone spot the guy who looked like a young John Cleese and sounded just like him?
The addition of the new Padawan Learner, Ahsoka Tano, under Anakin was a nice touch and the relationship between the two started to develop nicely and provided us with some humourous moments. It’ll be interesting to see how that progresses, and how she inevitably dies – well, she wasn’t in Revenge of the Sith, was she?
The animation was top class and the video and audio quality were superb – a great example of Blu-ray quality. I look to forward to watching the extras and the TV series too. Out of 5 stars, Clone Wars gets a pretty damn good 4.