I just don't get it - though I will try to understand with these ramblings. Maybe my brain has been so crammed full of Star Wars movies, shows, games, books, documentaries over the years that I am just about all Star Wars'd out and just don't care any more, but this newest version of an all ready released title ("Clone Wars" from the Cartoon Network )doesn't seem to add anything new...it just rehashes what we've all ready seen - but uses CGI instead. On top of that we're expected to pay money at a theater to see it - when we've all ready basically seen it. Why - what am I missing here?
Lucas running out of money? I doubt it. Did he change the story that much form the original we saw on the Cartoon Network? I doubt it. Does it fill in missing parts of the Clone Wars storyline? Seriously...please do not go there. Star Wars itself is so full of plot holes an armada of Death Stars could fly through them. So why remake the story of the Clone Wars - again.
My only guess is that Lucas is just having fun now using the different mediums available today to tell his stories - live action one time, cartoons another and CGI this time around. He has always pushed the envelope sorta speak when it comes to making his movies and I think this is probably no exception. Lucas has found a new medium and is making use of it. The question is....can he re-tell a story we have all ready seen, for the most part, and bring a new fresh look at it with the use of CGI? Maybe...it does sorta look flashier and such...but I must ask again...is it worth going to a theater to see it?
Personally...I liked the Cartoon Networks version. It was very stylized and told the story well enough. I do not think I need to see it again in CGI - well let me put it this way...I will see it...but I will not pay to see it if I can help it - I just don't see it being worth it.
For some Star Wars fans(I am a Star Wars fan btw) this will be a must see, simply because they can't get enough of the stuff...sorta like Trekkies. They eat this stuff up. They are more than ready to consume all things Star Wars, like hordes of locust, just as soon as they can. Hey...knock yourselves out fellow fans...it's your money...well soon to be Lucas's...but I understand...I am an MMORPG fanatic and I consume online games like candy...nom, nom, nom.
As for me...I'm going to go online and review all those old cartoon network versions of the Clone Wars...they were so cool!
Link to the new Star Wars - Clone Wars <<<< click here!
Coming to a theater near you! 08.15.08!