14/08/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
An incredibly negative review of the new animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie on genre entertainment web site Ain't It Cool News has reputedly been taken down. Ain't It Cool News contributor Moriarty is said to have posted news on his own site that the review was killed after pressure from Lucasfilm. If this is true, it's a bad day for the freedom of the science fiction press, and it sadly confirms the apathy we've felt ourselves at SFcrowsnest about this latest attempt to pump some extra medicloreans into the decaying bloated scifi corpse that is Star Wars.
Frack it, just how bad would the movie have to be if they pulled a stunt like this? George, embraced the dark side have you?
The repost of the review written by Jedi Master Harry Knowles himself contains such gems as "Then they introduced Baby Jabba aka Rotta the Huttlet aka Stinky. At the point of this character’s introduction – it officially became, the worst character in the history of STAR WARS" and "I hated the film. HATED IT. REALLY HATED IT."
You can read the story as it is alleged to have happened, and what is said to be the full re-posted Clone Wars review, over at http://valleywag.com/5035515/aint-it-cool-news-retracts-clone-wars-review
That isn't sweat from a lightsabre work-out on my face, it's tears.
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