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Star Wars: The Clone Wars | 2008 | PG | - 1.3.1

Animated feature that fits between "Episode II - Attack of the Clones" and "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith": The Clone Wars have begun and the Jedi force is spread out, and as a result, crime has taken over in some planetary systems. When the baby son of Jabba the Hut, leader of a large crime syndicate, is kidnapped, Jedi masters Anakin Skywalker (voice of Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice of James Arnold Taylor) must rescue Hut's son and strike a deal with the crime boss before separatists have a chance to do the same. Also with the voices of Ashley Eckstein and Tom Kane. Directed by Dave Filoni. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A woman wearing tight clothing dances, she is chained and her male captor looks at her appreciatively. Another woman dances in the background and we see the silhouette of her breasts and her body (the dance is not necessarily seductive or suggestive; she is chained up).
 A young woman wears a tube top and tight-fitting pants, exposing her bare abdomen. A woman wears a low-cut top and at one point she rips off her skirt during a fight and is revealed to be wearing tight pants. A woman wears a tight-fitting full body suit.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - There are many fighting scenes in which robot fighters are destroyed and human "clone" fighters are injured or killed (we do not see blood, but we do see clone fighters laying on the ground motionless). Several times during different fight scenes we see someone call for a medic to help an injured soldier. Some soldiers cry out when they are struck.
 There are several fighting scenes in which there are explosions, laser blasters and light saber fighting: In one scene we see a young fighter place explosives around a shield generator and it blows up.
 There are several chase scenes: In one scene we see a young fighter and her teacher running from a robot that is shooting at them; in another a young fighter is outnumbered and has to fight three robot soldiers while protecting an infant (she appears visibly shaken).
 A ship explodes and it is assumed people who were on the ship are killed. A man is choked (we see him squirming and trying to breathe; he is eventually released and lives). A girl is almost thrown off a cliff when a vehicle she is riding in is struck by a gun blast (she is unhurt).
 People talk about killing a hostage. A baby is kidnapped and revealed to be sick.


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LANGUAGE 1 - Name-calling (scum, criminals, stinky).


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SUBSTANCE USE - Aliens sit at a bar. A large slug smokes a pipe. A girl gives a sick baby a pill.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, fighting, kidnapping, taking care of a baby, good vs. evil, politics, negotiating, friendship, loyalty, mistakes, redemption, team, teaching is a gift, sarcasm, deception.

MESSAGE - By working together you can overcome any obstacle.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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