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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 2 Episode 5: Landing at Point Rain

What is it ? : Using the plans gained in the last Episode, the Jedi are assaulting Geonosis to destroy the newly constructed Droid Factory, which is hiding behind powerful shields. Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ki-Adi Mundi are assigned as Generals to lead the attack on the factory, and take down it's shields. The battle is intense and all three end up getting shot down, and having to lead their forces to a rendezvous and take down the shields.
And that's it really plot wise, it's an all action episode.

High Points : Wow, there's a lot of action in this episode, and not a lot of plot. The action is brilliantly handled, and there is a lot of death in this episode (Geonosians and Clone Troopers) making it possibly the most bloody episode I've seen yet.

Not sure if this is a high point, but it's definitely of note, but the force led by Ki-Adi Mundi is attacked by Geonosians flying around them in the enclosed space of some caves, they're fast moving and you can see that this could be a difficult fight. However Ki-Adi Mundi has obviously had problems with bugs at some time in the past, and orders flame units to burn them out of the air. Perhaps a war atrocity, but definitely a sensible tactic.

The same cannot be said of Anakins tactic of blowing up a massive wall, just after jumping off it, with a rain of rubble following him down, but the scene is action packed and done extremely well.

Low Points : I've not any real criticism of this episode, apart from Anakin and Ahsoka keeping track of who's killed the most enemies (although they are mainly tracking destroyed Battle Droids, I can only imagine they're tracking who's the most efficient murderer when some opponents are Geonosians) in a similar fashion to Gimli and Legolas in Lord of the Rings. It seems heartless and blood-thirsty, and while that may not be out of character for Anakin, it does seem to be unusual behaviour for Ahsoka.

So what do you really think ? : I really enjoyed this, and although it was somewhat surprising and almost shocking to see them burn living intelligent beings out of the air with flame throwers in what is essentially a kids show, I thought the tactic made sense, but would have liked some come back about such a violent act.

Final Words : So, we're covering the second battle of Geonosis, if this keeps up for another episode or two at this rate of action it's going to be really quite thrilling, but we'll see.

Score : 8/10

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