If I Already Know . . .

I’m almost at the end of season one of this:

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Yes, I know. Late to the party again. But I’ve already seen this:

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Also known as Revenge of the Sith, in case you haven’t seen that movie (though it debuted in 2005) and are wondering who that is on the poster (General Grievous).

So, I ask myself, Should I continue with this series, if I already know how certain plot arcs wrap up?

I had the same reaction years ago when I learned of a movie based on a romance in the life of Jane Austen. Since I knew the outcome, thanks to her biography, what could this movie possibly bring to the table in regard to romantic tension? I resisted watching it, but finally gave in.

I’m glad I did. Those of you who have seen this

becomingjanealready know that a well-made film has the power to surprise and delight. Romantic tension? You bet.

That’s the issue with prequels, isn’t it? We already know how the story ends, so how can the writer surprise us? He or she has to work very hard to win over an audience that already has certain expectations about the outcome.

So, I’m asking anyone with an opinion or even a pulse: Should I continue with The Clone Wars series? I’ve enjoyed the ride so far, in case you’re wondering. And yes, I know that some of you are of the opinion that my viewing needs are best served here:

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At least 20 people have asked me about this season’s shows, including complete strangers who offered their opinions to me one Saturday before the first act of a play. I hear you. It’s on my to-do list.

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4 thoughts on “If I Already Know . . .

  1. I have not had the privilege to watch all of the Clone Wars episodes, but I say definitely continue watching. I just know how good they can be and there are a few episodes later in the series I have seen that shed some epic light on our heroes/villains. (Depending on your take of Anakin)

    • Interesting that you should say that. Anakin was not my favorite character in the prequel movies or in Genndy Tartakovsky’s two-season Clone Wars series (though I loved that series). But I like him in this Clone Wars series. My favorites are Yoda, Obi Wan, and Mace Windu. I also like how the clones are differentiated.

    • Great point. And as I glanced at an episode list for season 2 online, I noticed the introduction of new characters. So, okay. I’ll give season 2 a shot. Thanks!

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