Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A War on Two Fronts Review

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Clone Wars went back to the war front this week as a band of rebels learn from the Jedi how to fight.

For a show titled The Clone Wars we really haven’t been seeing much of the war lately. With all the Siths and such. This episode served as a nice reminder of why this show exists in the first place.

The planet Onderon (I thought I heard Alderaan at first and got excited) has been taken over by the Separatists. The Jedi are instructed to go and teach a group of rebels to take down the droids. The scene in the Jedi Council was very well done. Anakin was promoting terrorism in a way and Obi Wan was quick to correct him. This show continues to portray the long road to the Dark Side that Anakin is taking.

One member of the rebels was Ahsoka’s fling Lux Bonteri. Over the seasons the random places these two meet has become a lot of fun. But this time Ahsoka may have some competition in the form of a strong sharpshooter. I really want to see this love triangle go somewhere. My guess is that we are nearing the end of the series and it may be time to do something with this subplot.

It was great having the classic Clone Wars heroes all together again. Anakin, Obi Wan, Ahsoka, and Rex have great dynamics all around. Watching them teach the rebels actually had the feel of how plans were laid out in the original trilogy of films. But the lessons got repetitive as the episode went on.

Of course the episode ended with a big action sequence. Unfortunately it wasn’t as awesome as it could have been since Obi Wan pointed out they aren’t there to fight the war, only to defend the rebels. At least Lux got a cool moment.

With this story obviously not over, this was a solid set up for what is to come. It should be fun to see the Jedi and the rebels take back the planet. Grade: B

3 Responses to Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A War on Two Fronts Review

  1. George says:

    Actually, I believe the planet is called Onderon, rather than Alderaan.

    That’s what Starwars.com has been saying, anyways.

  2. Michael Kerrigan says:

    It’s actually “Onderon,” not Alderaan!

    If so, you would have thought people like Bail Organa might have been more involved, no? XD

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Onderon

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