Dave Filoni’s Clone Wars just ended yesterday, and though Screen Junkies is planning an Honest Trailer for that show, they’ve decided to release a take on the OG Clone Wars from 2003 from Genndy Tartakovsky.
Check it out:
Back when we thought the prequels would be the last Star Wars stuff we would ever get, one animator stood against the darkness and said, ‘To hell with making the Force balanced, I’m going to make it—jacked.’
I know this isn’t a popular take, but I always thought that Tartakovsky’s version was better than the new Clone Wars. Sure, Ahsoka and Rex are great characters, but the action and storytelling for this series are just more compact and it was the perfect build-up to the release of Revenge of the Sith.
Not to mention Tartakovsky’s Grievous is undoubtedly the best incarnation of the character; he’s silent, deadly, and could best a handful of Jedi all by himself. The Clone Wars and movie Grievous are total shrimps compared to the Tartakovsky version.
Despite all my praises, Screen Junkies does have a point when they say that the show is exhausting to watch. Then again, what do you expect from a series that only had 5-minute episodes? They’d have to pack as much action as they can with that limited time frame.
For now, you can catch Star Wars: The Clone Wars out on Disney+.