Saturday, 25 February 2012

Massacre Review

WARNING: This post will be written from a Christian point of view (I am a Massacre hater). If that upsets you in any way, move along, please.

Here's something I'd like to know after watching last night's episode- has the Clone Wars team gone insane? Perhaps they had a moment of brain-deadness that made them think that it was okay to put voodo dolls and zombies into The Clone Wars. Who knows? Just answer me this- why would the thousands of young girls (and some boys too) want to see horrifying Nightsisters brought back to life by an evil chant?

The Baptism: To make Ventress a true Nightsister, Mother Talzin 'baptized' her in the dark magic of their clan or something. Okay, good. Yippee for Ventress. But the baptism ceremony itself followed the way of baptizing Christians. The whole "reborn" thing was a total play off Christianity. Basically, they took Christian baptism and twisted it around to make it dark and evil. I have a problem with that.

The Zombies: I thought that the baptism thing was going to be as worse as it got. But no- then they took it a step further. A creepy old Nightsister began an incantation that would- put simply- awaken the dead to fight the droids that had invaded Dathomir. We saw Zombies in the Geonosian arc. They weren't that creepy. Sure, they had blank eyes and walked wierd, but they were bugs. The Zombies in Massacre were much MUCH worse. They fell out of their hanging graves with gaping mouths, eyesockets that bled green smoke, emaciated bodies and they screamed. I'll admit to having been a little frightened at that point. I'm a teenager and this episode scared me. What about the younger kids that watch this? People of all ages watch this show, something that seems to have escaped the minds of The Clone Wars team.

The Voodo Doll: Okay, so we've got creepy baptisms and horrifying Zombies. It couldn't possibly get worse- right? Wrong. Enter, voodo doll. Mother Talzin wanted to get back at Dooku for the attack on her village. So, she mixed up a potion that created a doll of Dooku. When she cast her spells at the little figure, it actually hurt Dooku himself, who was billions of miles away on Serenno. Dooku was in agony, and that wasn't even the worst part. Then Talzin actually came out of Dooku's chest. She warned him to call off the attack on Dathomir, or the pain would get worse. Then she disappeared again. The pain continued, with Talzin stabbing pins into the figure. Again, kids did not need to be watching this stuff. It didn't need to be in TCW at all.

Overall...
This was the first episode in the history of The Clone Wars that I actually couldn't wait to be over. I was tempted, several times, to turn it off. The Ventress vs Grievous fight was cool and I suppose the plot was interesting enough. Sure, the animation was great and I guess there was some character building for Ventress, but honestly, I couldn't see past the dark stuff to enjoy the episode. Sure, this is probably the most negative review in the history of reviews, but I wanted to be honest. I hope we never see an episode this dark ever again. I rate this episode 1/10. 

8 comments:

  1. first of all you should be very proud of yourself for standing firm with your beliefs and values thats incredibly admirable.

    I don't completly agree i didnt see them as playing off christianity or going against it in any way the baptism was an initiation thats all. they are witches so dark magic is expected but to each their own and you are completly entitled to your opinion however i think the crew did an outstanding job your not going to like every episode but that doesn't mean they are wrong in making it. some people like it and its great.

    anyway i do see some of your point and i see where you are coming from. Keep up the fantastic blog girly love ya lots

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    1. We're probably always going to disagree on this Jedigirl. I truely believe that this episode did not belong on this show. But I respect your opinion and I'm going to leave it at that. :)

      Thanks!

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    2. i agree to disagree and i completly respect and see your opinion and though i don't agree with you, that doesnt change the fact that the post is very well written and you should be super proud for writing in a christian pov and standing firm in your beliefs nobody can fault you for that. great post

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  2. I agree with you completely, girl. This episode freaked me out. It made me want to throw up.

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    1. Yeah, it was pretty horrifying, wasn't it?

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  3. I 10000000% agree with you. I downright hated this episode. Your review was great girly, I can't agree more! ;)

    BTW, I mentioned my faith in my review on FOF, and wrote from a Christian perspective, and got TOTALLY ripped up for it. Like, yelled at, told I'm stupid, and foolish, and was called names, and even told that I'll go to hell. :( Good for you, for writing from a Christian POV without fear. :) You rock!

    P.S. Despite all the hate and anger I received, I did NOT change my review or anything. ;)

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    1. Thank you! :)

      You didn't deserve to be ripped apart for voicing your opinion. I mean, it was YOUR review and your blog! You had every right to say what you did! I'm glad that you stayed strong and didn't change anything. :) *hugs*

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  4. Well i enjoyed this episode alot, one of my personal favorits i must say. Respects your opinion. must say that i have had you thoughts about other episodes myself. But my opinion is that this one is one of the top 3 for me:)

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