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|Star Wars The Clone Wars Vol 2 |
Actors: Mat Lucas, Jerome Beidler, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey DeLisle
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
The Emmy Award-winning animated series continues with Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume Two, available for the first time on DVD. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, this series captures George Lucas' vision in a dynamic animated s... more »
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Christina B. from E LONGMEADOW, MA
Reviewed on 1/30/2011...
Awesome animated series!
Lots of action, fewer but longer episodes than volume 1
Valnastar | Deep 13, USA | 05/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of this second run of Clone Wars cartoons is at least as high as the first series, but is more engaging and easier to follow because instead of twenty 3-minute episodes they created five episodes of approximately 12-minutes each. The running time, therefore, is about the same as Clone Wars volume 1, but the continuity and story development are more coherent and fluid because of the switch to the longer episode format. This improves the ability to actually tell a story this time around, but don't worry if you loved the action in volume 1 because the emphasis is still on the action in volume 2.
The story in volume 2 picks up where volume 1 left off, providing details of clone wars battles that occur between the Star Wars motion pictures, Episode II and Episode III. Volume 2 literally takes the story right up to the beginning of Episode III, Revenge of the Sith.
Details of extra features are not available at the time of this writing, so my rating is based mostly on the cartoons themselves and my knowledge of the volume 1 DVD. Based on volume 1 they'll probably range from just barely fair to good. The commentary on volume 1 was not always very intelligent, informative, insightful or interesting, particularly the director's commentary track, which offered virtually none of the interesting behind the scenes information one would expect. Instead, it consisted of simple observations that were largely inarticulate, such as "we thought this would be cool." Hopefully, the extra features will be a little better planned, thought out, and scripted for volume 2. Fortunately, the direction, acting and artwork on the cartoons themselves is terrific and they are fun to watch repeatedly. The cartoons alone are worth the price of this DVD, so regardless of the amount or quality of extra features on the disc, if you enjoyed volume 1 you will want to buy volume 2. Recommended."
Star Wars: Episode.....umm.......2..........err.........2.75
Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 11/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, the second volume of the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars by the Samurai Jack production team. Director Genndy Tartakovsky, obviously a fan of the Star Wars Saga, fills this series with more scenes that fans have waited for that even George Lucas hasn't delivered, for example: The "Knighting" of a Jedi, Windu fighting airborne, while Yoda fights an overwhelming invasion force on Coruscant, much more. The angular stylized animation is a visual feast for all generations. This volume continues where the first left off, with General Grievous, while the war continues, Anakin Skywalker undergoes his final rite of passage, while Master Shaak Ti and other Jedi try to defend the Supreme Chancellor from the General. Clone Wars Vol. II. aired just before the release of Episode III., the series efficiently bridges the Episode II/III. gap, the events in the final chapters (21-25) leading directly to the opening of the movie. Unseen events from the opening crawl are elaborated on like how the Chancellor is kidnapped, how Coruscant strike happens and C-3PO, voiced by the "real deal" (Anthony Daniels), revealing his new "suit." After the 3 minute chapters of "season one" the extended 12 minute chapters are better suited to the more envolved story-line(s).
A must-have for Star Wars and animation fans. Clone Wars Vol.II., like it's predecessor, is an excellent vehicle to introduce the uninitiated to "the Saga."
Volume One Brought Episode II To A Close, This Starts Episod
GameraRocks | Gillsville, GA USA | 11/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the title of the review says, Clone Wars volume one ended the story of Attack of the Clones just as volume two begins the story of Revenge of the Sith and really does a good job at filling in the holes that are seen when Episode III begins.
How did Anakin get his new mechanical arm and the scar on his face? Why is Grevious coughing in Episode III? When did 3PO get his gold armor? All of these questions and more are answered in Clone Wars Volume Two and it is done very well.
The story is easy to follow and very action packed. Fast moving, I enjoyed this more than Volume One, and I loved Volume one. This is a must have for all Star Wars fans to have in their collection, if for no other reason than it explains a lot of what we see in Ep.III. The coolest part is that it ends right where Episode III begins so you get all of what took place before it. Cool"