Star Wars: The Clone Wars George Lucas is turning into the enemy of fun. This all-animated chapter Star Wars: The Clone Wars sounds like a perversely logical evolution of the… Star Wars: The Clone Wars George Lucas is turning into the enemy of fun. This all-animated chapter Star Wars: The Clone Wars sounds like a perversely logical evolution of the… 2008-08-15 PG PT99M Action/Adventure Animation Ashley Eckstein Matt Lanter Anthony Daniels Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG
Star Wars: The Clone Wars | DOUBLE TROUBLE : Yoda in the animated George Lucas movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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DOUBLE TROUBLE: Yoda in the animated George Lucas movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars
EW's GRADE
F

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2008; Rated: PG; Length: 99 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Animation; With: Ashley Eckstein and Matt Lanter; Distributor: Warner Bros.

George Lucas is turning into the enemy of fun. This all-animated chapter Star Wars: The Clone Wars sounds like a perversely logical evolution of the series, which has been built around increasingly thick gobs of digital eye candy. But you never knew how much you'd miss all that lousy, wooden human acting. The animated Anakin, Obi-Wan, etc. (all with faux movie-star voices) are drones, and the repetitive combat sequences only add to the turgid videogame anonymity of it all. Lucas' fantasy empire has morphed into a machine that plays itself. F

Originally posted Aug 15, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints