Two honest questions from a Star Wars fan who has never had anything to do with The Clone Wars series except for the Twisted Metal-type video game and the movie that was theatrically-released in August of 2008:
- Is Clone Wars (the TV Series/Comics and the lore that goes with them) good?
- How much better, if better at all, are they than the prequel trilogy? From what I've read on Wookieepedia's synopses and the threads on here, The Clone Wars sound like what the prequels should have been.
It steadily improves throughout the show, both in terms of content and animation. It starts off as a show aimed at children and steadily matures. Some of the story arches aren't all that interesting, but most episodes contain some good Star Wars sci-fi action.
I can agree with that. It provides some rationale to Anakin and deepens our understanding of his fear of loss and failure.
As Darth Thor said, it really fleshes out the era.
I think my greatest issue with Clone Wars initially was that I hoped for less time focused on Anakin and Obi-Wan, but you eventually start to branch away from them occasionally or get a few good story arcs with them.
It's not good, it's great. The series is everything Star Wars should be. One second it can be a light hearted adventure, the next it can turn very dark.
What sticks out for me is the story that takes place over 3 episodes where they meet those beings who are embodiments of different aspects of the force.
Also I would recommend checking out the other Clone Wars cartoon. There have been two. You have the CGI series which lasted 6 seasons. But you have the series created by the guy who did Samurai Jack. Those eps are 3-5 minutes in length, but there are a lot of them.
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Appreciate the feedback everyone. I had read up a little on some of the characters/plotlines, and, again, it sounded like what the prequel movies should have been like.
Then I saw the Foreign Cinema thread with Durge in it, which caused me to find out who this Durge fellow is...man, why didn't a monster bounty hunter like him duke it out with Anakin and Obi-Wan in the movies?