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Television Series (Animated)
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Chapter XX
Air Date:
4.8.2004
Comment on this review in our FORUMS! Synopsis:

Voolvif Monn leads clonetroopers on Muunilinst against the Separatist battle droids. Suddenly, the battle droids shut down, and Obi-Wan Kenobi reports that the battle is over and the InterGalactic Banking Clan has surrendered.

Victory!

Obi-Wan then gets a report that the ship Anakin had chased after has returned. The vessel lands only to reveal Anakin Skywalker behind the controls. He apologizes to Obi-Wan for disobeying him, and the Master proceeds to chastise his apprentice.

His lecture is interrupted, however, by a communication from Jedi Master Daakman Barrek on the planet Hypori. He and several other Jedi are trapped, their forces destroyed. A new threat has emerged.

On Hypori, we find several Jedi, including Ki-Adi-Mundi, Shaak Ti and Aayla Secura, hide in a crashed Republic ship and are completely surrounded by super battle droids led by the powerful General Grievous. The Jedi struggle to find a course of action, as the young padawan Sha'a Gi grows more and more terrified. The sound of an approaching Grievous terrify him, and he runs outside. He is instantly crushed by the massive Grievous, who quickly moves to attack the Jedi.

An elaborate battle ensues, during which Grievous reveal two lightsabers of his own. He uses them to battle the Jedi, and one by one knocks down the Jedi one by one. He is about to attack Ki-Adi-Mundi when...

Yoda stands on Coruscant, as a storm rages outside. "Darker, the coming storm grows," he declares.

Chapter XX
Review by: CeeWulf

Well, I don't know what to think of this micro-series. I enjoyed it. It was largely a great story, terrific animation and some really great action.

However, the ending just plain stunk. It ends with something of a cliffhanger. I mean, you don't really know if Grievous killed any of the Jedi. Sure, that one padawan buys it, but the rest are all iffy. They get slammed into walls, then you don't see them again. That could mean anything. And we know for certain that some aren't killed, since they are clearly featured in comics that run after this series is supposed to have taken place.

Plus, the battle on Muunilinst officially ends, even though I'd pretty much considered it over already. The added bit with the wolf Jedi was completely unnecessary. Just play filler. And the confrontation between Obi-Wan and Anakin was lame because it really doesn't resolve much. I mean, I realize the whole element is that Anakin is beginning his fall. I wasn't so much expecting any kind of resolution, but some kind of proper ending to the storyline would have been good. Instead, Obi-Wan is interrupted by the call from Hypori.

As a result, nothing much is really resolved here. I suppose, if you're only interest is the series and the film, then it was. To you, the characters such as Asajj are dead. The Extended Universe may say otherwise, however. And that's what's frustrating here, because the series itself offered little to no resolution.

I would have preferred that at least some closure occurred. Okay, so, the Kit Fisto and Mace Windu stories were self contained bits, and that was good. But, they had nothing to do with the overall story.

But, in the end, I guess the Clone Wars micro-series didn't really have a beginning or an end. It's the middle. It's a series of events that take place between Attack of the Clones and Episode III, where the beginning is the ending battle on AOTC, and the ending is the rumored beginning battle in Episode III.

Does that make any sense?

Perhaps the Muunilinst battle was supposed to be the arc for this series. It's the only running storyline that saw any kind of conclusion, but it's cheated by the unfinished confrontation between Obi-Wan and Anakin. And instead of offering any satisfaction, you're simply stuck waiting anxiously for Episode III to arrive and provide the very closure we're all seeking.

In the end, that's the feeling I was left with, and I'm not sure that makes for a proper ending. And for a micro-series that I largely enjoyed, it's leaves my disappointed.


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