View Full Version : The force is not with ‘Clone Wars’
13-08-2008, 10:06 PM
"Ugly animation and an uninspired storyline drag down the film" -- MSNBC
"The largely uninspired Clone Wars feels landlocked." -- The Hollywood Reporter
"This isn't the Star Wars we've always known and at least sometimes loved. " -- Variety
The reviews for Clone Wars have started pouring in, and they are mostly very negative; criticizing the lifeless animation, the weak storyline and the pale soundtrack.
MSNBC Review: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26159685/
The Hollywood Reporter Review: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film/reviews/article_display.jsp?JSESSIONID=G3t2LgNplJHvDHQCFJv Bff3vZTXlhgfVZ125G1T71GFLmCL7TqHg!-2003048244&&rid=11497
Variety Review: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117937928.html?categoryid=31&cs=1
13-08-2008, 11:01 PM
hmm Film critics.... what a job! Do I really need some to tell me what's good and what's not? I think I'll go and see Clone Wars to decide myself. :)
The trailer looks good and I personaly like the cartoonish style. It's more like a cartoon than a movie and it look and sounds just like that and if the storyline sux well I hope I'll like the picture so much that I wount relise it's about nothing.
14-08-2008, 02:11 AM
I wasn't too impressed with the four minute clip they released...it's like when fan films give the Jedi David Copperfield-like abilities. I don't see the point of bringing in the Hutts and where is Lawrence Kasdan? Did Lucas have a falling out or what? Well, I contain judgment when I see the actual movie, but I'm not holding my breath. Did that with The Phantom Menace and we all know how that turned out. (here's crossing me fingers that they digitize that terrible Yoda for the Blueray release...)
14-08-2008, 04:46 PM
Sorry. I kinda threw up in my mouth a little. In my opinion, Lucas has lost his damn mind. He is not interested in making films anymore, but just wants to show off how advanced his special effects are. Which brings me to my next point. They are good, but far less believable than real film makers, and most of his scenes end up cluttered with way to much attention drawing crap, that you miss the important parts. Maybe that's his plan, maybe he does know he sux, and just confuses the audience to skate by. Any way, Lucas just needs to step down of that pedastul that nerds every where (myself included) put him on.
And thats my rant. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. LOL!
14-08-2008, 05:08 PM
I'm mostly keen to agree...I think Star Wars fans have more of a handle on the Star Wars universe than George. He missed the point with Jar-Jar, didn't notice the bad dialogue of Episode II and some how thought the TPM Yoda was real-looking and that's why fans didn't like that Yoda. I, personally, think he might have been a filmmaker in the beginning, but he's more of a CEO now than a cinema creator and Clone Wars seems to be a marketing strategy, not an extension of the Star Wars Universe. I've heard up and down, let him give a few talented directors - James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Chris Nolan and David Fincher to name a few - a whack at the Star Wars franchise and see what they can come up with (but not Stephen Fangmeier; Eragon sucked big time).
14-08-2008, 05:33 PM
It was terrible. Absolute rubbish. It like the animated clone wars..but in 3d. It was ugly, and completely lacked any acting.
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15-08-2008, 07:00 AM
Honestly that doesn't surprise me at all. I haven't seen the movie yet, but from the previews, trailers and especially the interviews, I had the feeling that something was going definitely wrong. Actually, star wars fans please forgive me, I even begun to think that THIS IS the real George Lucas, that he screwed up too many times both recently and in the past (and always in the same ways) to the point of making me think that he really works this way. What about the original Star Wars trilogy? weren't those some outstanding pieces of filmmaking? Well, I'm beginning to feel (blasfemy!!! lol) that MAYBE those film were so great because he wasn't so much influential on them: he was young, inexperienced and working WITH a lot of talented people, probably more talented than him, and he copied so much material from other movies and scripts (does the name "Kurosawa" ring any bell?) to the point that his "contribution" might have been a lot less strong than we actually believe today. He had his vision, but maybe his ideas were filtered along the way, cleaned, sharpened, twisted around by his co-workers, his concept artists, producers and friends. If you read "the real history of star wars" you get a general idea of that. Summarizing, I believe Lucas is a lot more "Ewoks" and "Jar Jar" than "Boba Fett" and "Vader". The original trilogy weren't his movies, not as he intended. And it shows.
Seen the movie, it's not so good. Too much of showing how stupid the federation droid scene~
22-08-2008, 03:47 PM
It always amuses me to hear from Star Wars 'fans'.
What exactly is a Star Wars fan anyway? How do you become one? Watch the movies a couple of times?
That's a long arduous task then, and definitely qualifies you to mouth off every time something happens in the Star Wars franchise that you don't like.
Lucas created it, he owns it, and he can do what he likes with it. Simple as.
No one forces you to watch it, and you have no right to expect anything better from it, it's an optional extra in life.
25-08-2008, 07:58 AM
I don't think the animation is ugly, it just looks like something that was made in the early 90s, a-la-afraid in the dark style games with simple and ugly polygons galore. With the recent development of 3d animation, they just could have done so much better...:(
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