Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions

Star Wars The Clone Wars The Lost Missions

The Lost Missions
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Bonus Features

16 minute documentary celebrating the entire Clone Wars series and 4 additional unfinished story reels.

"Lies, deceit, and creating mistrust" is what Palpatine and the Dark Side uses to keep the Jedi unsure in the quest to stop the Separatist. When Cone Trooper Tup suffers from a neurological disorder, he ends up killing a Jedi Master but does it without control of himself. Not wanting to believe the reasoning being told to him, Clone Trooper Fives goes on his own investigation that leads him into some shocking discoveries that reveals a hidden plot using the Clone Troopers. Even Amidala finds herself in some trouble when Rush Clovis uses his past connection with her to get some help. Distrusting Clovis' motives, Anakin tries to uncover what plans Rush Clovis has but in doing so Anakin creates problems between him and Amadala. While also in this final season of the Clone Wars, Yoda learns that he can talk to Qui-Gon Jinn (voiced by Liam Neeson), Jedi Master Mace Windu is sent on a mision that will test his skills while having to deal with Jar Jar Binks, it's all here for you you watch in The Lost Missions.
Being a huge fan of Star Wars and of the cartoon The Clone Wars, I was not pleased when I heard about the cancelation of the show after season 5. Originally, season 6 was going to be a full length season with 22 episodes but with the show getting canceled, season 6 was not going to be aired. Then a ray of hope came when it was announced that there had been 13 episodes already made before it the show was canceled and they would be shown on Netflix. It was something that I was very pleased with, along with many other people, and though we fans where only getting 13 episodes instead of 22, we at least was getting a season 6. 
With that being said, I was hoping for a little more from this season. Given how much I like this show, I had already learned what the episodes where going to be about before getting to watch them. What I wanted to see more of but wasn't given in this last season was an episode on Ahsoka. Sadly her story ended with the end of season 5, but with season 6 there are stories that I did really enjoy. Like more on Order 66, learning how Yoda is able to talk to Qui-Gon Jinn, and getting an episode that features Darth Bane as a spirit that's voiced by none other than Mark Hamill. That alone is worth watching this final season of Clone Wars but if you want more than just getting some episodes that will make the Star Wars fans happy, then you won't be disappointed.
This season does what the show has done throughout the entirity, given multiple episode story arcs. I enjoyed the first one that opens the season that's about Order 66 because I finally get some more information on this mysterious order that killed the Jedi's. Another thing that's great about this season and this show, is that while it does have stories that envolve the Jedi and the Sith, it also goes into the other characters like the Clone Trooper and makes them into main characters. Of course I would have rather been given the full 22 episodes that this season should have been, getting the 13 is still good enough to enjoy. This short last season does not disappoint (aside from no Ahsoka that is) with all the action, mistrust, the secrets, and lightsabers, it's Star Wars at it's best.
One word, beautiful. That's the word I would use in describing how Star Wars The Clone Wars The Lost Missions look on Blu Ray. The detial that is being shown and given to this last season looks really good on my television and I don't even have one of the newer ultra HD TV sets. This is a great example of what a Blu Ray can achieve as the colors look great, the sound is clear and crisp, and the picture quality has so much detail that you can see the shadows in the wrinkles on the characters faces. I really like how the colors blend in with each other and the environments while not being too bright or dark. These colors are balanced very nicely so that they support each other, which considering having a scene that shows the brightness of a lightsaber or how someone is wearing dark clothing in a dark room, it all blends together really well. There's only one real complaint I have about this Blu Ray, the bonus features. Yes, the two that are on it are awesome, it's not what it could have been. This was a season that started off being a disappointment by the not being aired to becoming the final episodes of the show, so give us fans some more extras on this Blu Ray for the missed out episodes.
Lee Roberts
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