Star Wars: The Clone Wars... In Toon Town
Star Wars: The Clone Wars hits theaters this weekend. This fully animated new feature film is set in the heart of the Clone Wars and... audiences will be treated to... there's a... ** yaaaawn ** .
I'm sorry, am I the only Star Wars fan who just doesn't have any interest in this new Star Wars film? Seriously, are there many Star Wars fans out there, over the age of 10, that are actually excited about seeing this? I can understand a child's excitement about it, but I can't see many adults being interested.
When I caught wind of this new film, I just kind of scratched my head. What is it about Star Wars that Mr. Lucas and company no longer seem to understand? Just because you call something "Star Wars" and put some familiar characters and light sabers in it, does not mean it will have any of the appeal that the original film did. Especially not in a cartoon version. Needless to say, I don't plan on seeing this film in the theater or later on video release. Zero interest.
I grew up on Star Wars in the 70's and 80's. It was my favorite film series - from the original Star Wars to Return of the Jedi. I ate it right up and had all the toys - and even curtains and bedsheets.
The prequels didn't do much for me, aside from dampen my overall love of Star Wars. Don't get me wrong, there were some very cool sequences in each of the prequels, but on the whole, they were very disappointing.
Now Star Wars has gone to Toon Town and been made to look all cutsie. I mean, Yoda is so adorable looking... All we need now is to see Elmyra Duff from Tiny Toon Adventures pop in on cartoon-Yoda and say something like: "I'm gonna hug you and kiss you and love you forever and squeeze your cute widdle green ears in to into itty bittys!"
The original, original Star Wars trilogy still sits high among my favorite films of all time. I just don't like where it's headed/going/been taken since. For me, Star Wars ended in 1983. I wish it had remained ended then. New Star Wars films can't "ruin my childhood" as some Star Wars fans have suggested it did for them, but it's too bad they went down this road with a once amazingly awesome franchise. Dare I say this cow's utters are finally going dry?