Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sorry for reviewing so late! But here is my review of the latest Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode.
I seem to be in a group pretty much unto itself here; I didn't totally detest it, I didn't feel offended, and I didn't completely love it. I can definitely see why people would have any of these views so I though I'd give my input on what I thought of this latest installment.
I think one of the main reasons I didn't enjoy this episode as much as the more recent ones was because no matter what, it would be hard to pull off something as awesome as "Friends and Enemies" or "Escape from Kadavo" at this point in the finale's arc. While an all right episode, I didn't really feel all that intrigued by the story which probably had to do with the fact that it was about the nightsisters whom I like in the EU but aren't all that interesting, to me anyway, in The Clone Wars.
What I liked: I really enjoyed getting to see a different side of Ventress.
In the episode she was all confused and seemed more like a lost little girl than the powerful, cruel force we've mostly seen from her(even though we've seen a more tragic outlook on her before, she still managed to have that viciousness, that didn't seem all that apparent here). Her character, which I've always found to be intriguing, was very well done here and I look forward to seeing more of her. I also, surprisingly felt bad for Dooku(the only other time that has happened was right before he was executed) when that witch Mother Talzin was getting all voodoo with him (getting wars, burns, and stabs- poor guy!). The action was also pretty good and I wished the duel between Grievous and Ventress had been a bit longer. I'd also like to say that I felt bad for the nightsisters as they were needlessly slaughtered; they were just defending themselves and they were all killed which was sad(though not all the nightsisters are gone since they appear later in the EU). No matter what, I am against genocide and the fact that Mother Talzin let it happen makes my disgust for her grow. I was also happy to see Grievous again since he's been absent for a LONG time. I also enjoyed the part at the end with Ventress and Talzin; very well done.
What I didn't like: Well, I'm not really a fan of the nightsister in The Clone Wars as I said above but I didn't really hate or love anything in this episode. The episode, in truth, sort of bored me but that's just me and I'm very happy if you enjoyed it; Jedi are just more my thing, I suppose :) (though I do like dark stuff). Though I do have to say I hate Mother Talzin; I was actually hoping that Grievous would run her through.
As for the magic and dark stuff, I found it to be actually quite tame compared to what other people make in fictional stories. Yes, it was a bit much for small children but really if you compare it to the likes of the terror-filled things of horror films or the dark stuff in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The Taking(which are all really good) it's like Kindergarten and College. I'm a Christian and I didn't take offense to it; the Baptism thing just made me think of some dark, initiation and magic has never bothered me. The voodoo dolls and zombies seemed a little unnecessary but were cool looking in a creepy way. Though whatever your opinion, I respect it since, as they always say, to each their own. :)
I'm sort of looking forward to the rest of the finale, particularly "Revenge" which is going to have Obi-Wan in it and I'm excited about seeing where that all leads(even if I don't consider Darth Maul's return canon). Also, in the synopsis of "Revenge" it mentions Obi-Wan having an unlikely ally in his duel against Maul and Savage and I have a pretty good idea of who that is going to be ;).
So have a good rest of your day and May the Force be with you....Always ;) :) :D
Jedi Shena Tokala out