Thursday, May 26, 2005

Star Wars: Clone Wars

I've just discovered Star Wars: the badly animated series.

It seems to be an attempt to emulate the Animatrix series, and to flesh out the Star Wars universe. I really hate the drawing style.

It's not all bad, though. I kind of dig the universe Star Wars is set in. The spaceships look cool, the uniforms are nice, and the background story's not too bad either. It's nice to see that universe some more, even if only in that watered-down TV show way. What is actually original is the way violence is depicted. Even though no blood flows, it's clearly apparent that people die. Sometimes they even lose limbs or are decapitated. It's interesting that cartoon shows don't shy away from explicit violence any more.

It also helps explain why Part Three sucks. The movie is in exactly the same style: cartoon TV show. Nice on television but unsuited for feature length.


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