Sunday, March 17, 2013
Finally got a hold of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 4, and I spent Saturday night marathoning through the first 11 episodes. The season kicks off with an underwater three-parter that looks just beautiful on Blu Ray, and we also get a fun R2 / 3P0 episode.
Maybe the most impressive part of the entire series so far has been episodes 7 through 10 of this season, which focuses on a group of Clone Troopers under the leadership of a Jedi General who is seemingly inept and mad with power. The dark alien world that the characters are on showcases some of the most impressive visuals ever seen in Star Wars. These combined quartet of episodes show off not only some great war themed storytelling, but bring the Star Wars universe into a place not widely explored before with soldiers questioning command and a plot that delves into the horrors and casualties of war.
These are exciting times for Star Wars, and I am looking forward to catching up on seasons 4 and 5 of this animated series. Many seem to think that it's the best Star Wars produced since the hey-day of The Empire Strikes Back. I am not a detractor of the prequels as some Star Wars geeks are, but the more Clone Wars I watch, the more I think I am inclined to agree.