Welcome to the very first stop on the Hondo Caravan! This week, I started from the very beginning and boy was this interesting. I’ve got a couple of notes before we get into the individual episodes though. First, several people made comments on the introduction post asking why I wasn’t doing the episodes in chronological order. The easy answer is because I don’t feel like it. The longer answer is that watching the show one disc of episodes at a time is much easier for me to do. I’m also trying to avoid looking at anything Clone Wars related online for fear of further spoilers. Also, this happens to be my project and I feel like watching them in air order. Second, I’ve decided to watch the Director’s Cut version of episodes whenever they’re available. I’ll be sure to note when that’s the case.
Housekeeping is over so on with the show!
The Clone Wars Feature Film
I have to say, it’s strange hearing some of the same voices and some different voices from the films. It’s a strange sort of simultaneous continuity and break of continuity. There’s a part of me that finds it hilarious that what was basically an oversized pilot episode was put into theatres. Mostly, this feels like three episodes edited together. Most people on Twitter were pretty down on this film. In my current context, I didn’t find it awful. I just didn’t think it was the best. On the other hand, everyone’s assurances that it gets better are quite promising.
I know a large part of the premise of the show rests upon it but I think Yoda and Obi-Wan might’ve been hitting the booze bottles a liiiiiiittle too hard if they really thought that giving Anakin Skywalker a padawan was a good idea. It’s hard to think of Jedi less suited to it than him. Sorry. Apparently I just make fun of Skywalkers and their abilities to deal with children like it’s my job.
Ahsoka’s outfit bothers me a lot because why in the world is she wearing a bandeau top? She’s what? 14? An entire shirt would’ve been nice and, as any woman knows, strapless tops are not the best at staying up. I do, however, super dig her reverse grip Shien lightsaber combat style. It makes me think that she’d be amazing at Jar’Kai or Form Six with a shoto.
I was, however, completely and utterly unprepared for Ziro the Hutt. Just… what.
Overall though, this wasn’t a bad start to the show and this blogging project.