While I’ve seen most of the films in this marathon before this was my first time seeing this one. I never really got into this particular Clone Wars series, I was more of a fan of the Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars (especially the stuff with General Grievous in season 2).
It’s ok but I’d say it’s the weakest of the Star Wars movies. Jabba the Hutt’s son being kidnapped isn’t exactly the most interesting story for a Star Wars movie, even a TV show pilot movie. Really the only thing to happen in that is worth noting is Anakin getting an apprentice but the main story arc for that setup ends pretty early in the film at what I expect was intended as the end of the episode.
On that note the main strength of this film is the introduction of new character who became fan favourites as the show aired. I already liked Ahsoka from what I’d seen of her in Rebels and playing as her in Disney Infinity (she’s one of the best characters to play as in that game) and it’s interesting seeing what her character was like before 6 seasons of character development. Captain Rex is also in this but if I didn’t already know he was a fan favourite I would just see him as another named Clone Trooper.
From what I’ve heard the later seasons of the show are pretty good including the return of Darth Maul, Ahsoka duel wielding lightsabers and the first appearance of Saw Gerrera from Rogue One. I might consider giving the rest of the show a watch at some point but for now I’m focusing on the movies.