Thursday, July 30, 2009

Clone Wars...Good News?

In watching some of the coverage from the ComicCon on TV, I stumbled across a panel discussion with the creators of the Clone Wars cartoon (the new computer animated one). As you may have read in my earlier review of this series, I have mixed feelings about it. Strangely enough, the creators of the show seemed to express a concern that was central to my own—the 'kiddiness' factor of the show. In what I've seen of the first season, there is (for me) a disconnect between the often violent/serious nature of the stories and the wacky/goofy 'comic relief' of the droid characters and Jar Jar. It felt to me that the show could not decide if it wanted to be a kids cartoon or a real star-wars story.

Evidently, the creators felt the same way—because they're now talking about taking a more serious route with the second season. I'm not exactly sure how this is going to pan out, but I applaud the fact someone recognized the confusing duality of the show and wants to do something about it. The creator of the show (who's name I'm too lazy to look up at the moment) mentioned the experience he had as a child, watching the original movies—how parts of them really did frighten him, but how he still loved it and loved the fact it was a family experience for him (that parents and children could both watch and love the movies). I really hope he takes that to heart and implements it in the new season of the show—because GAH, those droids are so horribly annoying and UNfunny, in a really childish way. But.. I won't go into it here. If you want the full rant, read my previous review ;)

Suffice it to say that I am now even more cautiously optimistic about Clone Wars. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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