So, Star Wars: The Clone Wars went up on Netflix on Friday, and over the weekend I watched the movie and the first 5 or so episodes.
I will definitely keep watching.
The movie, as I had been warned, is truly awful. No exaggeration: it has an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The dialogue was clearly written by a 5-year-old, and the plot advances only through incompetence (mostly the droids’) and convenient communications breakdowns.
Wouldn’t Dooku have sensed that the Huttling was not in the backpack? Why would you send troops into hand-to-hand combat with blasters and NO MELEE WEAPONS? Why isn’t Ahsoka dead at least five times? So many questions!!!
The two scenes I enjoyed: Obi-Wan’s stalling tactic and the Padmé-Anakin look at the end.
I don’t know if my preconceived ideas played a role, but the TV series was palpably better as soon as it started. The very first episode really nailed Yoda’s character, improved the dialogue, and had an intelligent story to go with the action.
I still find Ahsoka annoying a few episodes in (she’s kinda like Skye in Agents of SHIELD), but I assume that will change because everyone else seems to love her.
My favorite part of the show so far is all the cool planets and characters that I love from the EU coming to life. The character design and voice acting are pretty good, too. I even got my husband watching a little bit 🙂
Nice! I’m glad you started. I’m working my way through the final episodes that they released on Netflix. At least you were warned about the movie, too. I was so disappointed, angry, and embarrassed that I didn’t give TCW a shot until 2.5 seasons in. And I wish I had.
It’s funny how you compared Ahsoka to Skye. Skye was the reason I stopped watching Agents of Shield, because I couldn’t stand her. However, Ahsoka gets better and there’s more character development (did that ever happen with Skye?). Maybe it’s a good thing that I started 2.5 seasons in, when they worked out the kinks in the show.
Anyway, definitely keep us updated on your thoughts!