Saturday, January 22, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep 3.14 "Witches of the Mist"

By: Benjamin Hart

I have to say, I wasn't expecting this many goofs in this episode. In fact I hardly noticed any the first time I watched it. Needless to say this a very awesome edition of CWB!

First off, There were some - shall we say - complications with the Lightsabers in the episode.
When we first see Dooku, just before he duels Savage, his Lightsaber is like this on his side.
Next when we he is training Savage is looks something like this.
After Savage lifts the pillars it moves to his front.
After he electrocutes Savage it moves back to his side...
 ...and then back to the front(again).

Next, when Mace, Yoda and Obi-Wan are viewing "Surveillance footage" of Savage killing Master Halsey, you can see that Halsey's Lightsaber is attached to his belt.
If you remember the previous episode "Monster" we know that can't be. One of the reasons Halsey was killed is because Savage knocked his Lightsaber away from him.

Fast forward to Toydaria:
When Savage arrives he cuts down a few guards and proceeds to plunge his Lightsaber into the door.
 From the other side you can see that there is no damage to the door.
A Lightsaber proof door? Interesting...

After Savage breaks down the door and slaughters the guards inside. he jumps onto one of the floating podium pods, two railings at the front and the back lift up out of pod's floor as it rises.
Later, when Anakin and Obi-wan arrive they also use the pods but the railings do not appear.
And when they confront Savage his railings have disappeared.

Here we go again! The hanger looks much bigger on the outside...
...Than it does on the inside.

Later, after Savage duels Anakin and Obi-Wan he's attacked by dozens of battle droids and is shot countless times....
....Yet he only gets a limp and a bad case of Red eye.
Thanks to Ben for giving me a heads up on this one.

Random Note: Missing Something?
Exactly how did Savage lose one of his horns? Just before they cut away to Dooku and Asajj fighting you can see that it's still there.
 A minute or so later when the cut back to Savage it's gone.
 I guess we're supposed to assume that Anakin or Obi-Wan cut it off but I would have thought they would have done it on screen. Could that scene been cut from the episode? We can only wonder if we will see an extended fight scene on the DVD/Blu-ray release later on this year.

Did I screw up? Did I miss something? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Mini Review
 This has got to be one of the best episodes of Season 3 and an instant classic of the entire series. I love the way they ended it, they Didn't just kill off Savage like they've done with other Villains. And it's obviously left door wide open for seeing him again.... and maybe even his brother. :D I hope you enjoyed this edition of CWB, we definitely have something to look forward to with upcoming "Mortis Trilogy" which should be quite intriguing.

Until next week, Adios and MTFBWY! -B-


Monday, January 17, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 3.13 "Monster"

By: Benjamin Hart

Welcome to the second edition of CWB! All of the mistakes in this episode were towards the end of during the battle on Devaron. Now let's get down to business!

First off, just after Savage lands on Devaron he takes off running towards the charging Clones. Just before he begins to slaughter the Clone Troopers he takes a shot to the Chest leaving a blatant whole in his armor.

A couple seconds later the hole is gone and his armor is undamaged.

Next, on his way to kill the Clones he passes several droids who continue to march towards the Temple.
After he finishes wiping out the Clones, Savage approaches the Jedi, if you look behind him you can see that the attacking droids have suddenly disappeared.
There was also something else in this Scene you may not have noticed...

Savage attacks Commander Trauma....
He tosses him into the air... 
(Notice the the light post on the right and the huge vine in the background)
He lands next to savage...
A few seconds later you can see that his body has moved. In the first shot Trauma is close to the the farthest Light post and the giant vine, now he is near the closest Light post and the stairs.
Thanks to Jordan for the heads up on these two.

Next, Savage kills Jedi master Halsey by knocking him down and stabbing him obviously somewhere in his Torso.
A few seconds later after he dispatches Halsey's Padawan, Knox, Savage walks up the steps of the temple and contacts Dooku. If you look in the background you can see Halsey's body but it looks untouched.
Now I realize the absence of Blood and guts is intentional but this could have easily been fixed by just aiming the camera away from his body.

Random Note: That Looks familiar
Those with a keen eye may habe noticed that the Eedit Temple on Devaron is a digital model re-use of the Central spire of the Jedi temple along with one of the Council chamber towers.

If you enjoyed this edition of CWB please click the share buttons below! If I made a blooper of my own or missed something please let me know in the comments below.

Mini Review:
The mistakes in the episode in no way detract from it's awesomeness! From the visuals to the Hand to hand combat choreography to Savage's character development, this was indeed a "Monster"! As good as this episode was, Next week's "Witches of the Mist" looks spectacular, I can't wait to see the conclusion to this Story arc.

Unlit then, MTFBWY!! -B-


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 3.12 "Nightsisters"

By: Benjamin Hart

Welcome to the first installment of Clone Wars Bloopers! Here are the mistakes I found after watching the episode multiple times. I hope you enjoy!

Okay, first off I noticed that the laser cannons on Ventress's Fanblade Starfighter were not quite right. Below you can see that when she's attacking the Resolute's bridge that both lasers are firing at the exact same time.
Later when she's chasing Obi-wan only the bottom gun is firing
 Who knows if it was meant to be that way or it actually is a mistake.

Next, when Asajj crash lands in the hanger you can clearly see the Fanblade on the rear of her Starfighter is still attached.
Yet a few seconds later it's gone!
Was it ripped off? Did it get vaporized? Your guess is as good mine.

Speaking of the Hanger, Take a look at this. 
At first it looks to be a normal sized hanger for a Providence-class Carrier, we know what it looks like because the The Invisible Hand (seen in ROTS)is just like it. As you can see it's not near that big. You can especially notice it when the Jedi leave(below).

Toward the end of the duel Ventress begins to lose her Lightsabers. First, Obi-wan kicks her against one of the wings of her Fighter causing her to drop one of of them.
Next, Obi-wan pulls a move on Ventress similar to what Vader does to Luke in TESB, causing her to lose her second saber. (The way it's thrown it looks like it could have landed near the Jedi's Starfighters).
A few seconds later the ship crashes and Ventress escapes back to her ship, she couldn't have had time to get her Lighsaber's back... Could she?
Later when her Starfighter is brought on board the the Pirate's salvage ship you can see that she still has them.
And again when she arrives on Dothomir.

On to the next one! Here's one that some of you may have noticed already. Back during the battle when Ventress appears to be defeated by Anakin and Obi-wan, a Droid bomber explodes and and comes careening into the hanger.
What's that?
That's not a Droid Bomber... it's.. a Y-Wing?
Oh, My mistake.
Wait.. what? It's a Y-wing again? I'm confused!

Next, Look into hanger, clean as a whistle.
Next thing you know there's a bunch a droids running around just begging to get run over.
There's some strange things going on in this hanger...

Moving on, we come to the flashback scene with Ky Narec. In the second flashback, Narec slashes one of the Weequays in the stomach and force pushes him into a wall but you can see he doesn't get a scratch.
 Narec then attacks the second Pirate cutting straight through his leg, miraculously he doesn't get injured.
 In another flashback when Ventress and Narec are fighting off Pirates he does it again. He slashes the weequay across the chest but no harm is done, it only sends him tumbling backwards(I thought I was watching an animated version of Return Of The Jedi, if you know what I mean).

 Later on when Ventress and the Nightsisters are infiltrating Dooku's palace, Asajj starts cutting a hole for them to enter through. She inserts her Saber and slices a bit to the right before cutting straight down to the ground.
 The next shot shows the top cut to be much longer than it appeared just a second ago, how could this be?

Random Note: Eye Popping
Obi-wan's eyes look as though they are about to pop out of his head, understandably. ;-)

If you enjoyed this edition of CWB please click the share buttons below! If I made a blooper of my own or missed something please let me know in the comments below.

Mini Review
With all the blunders in this episode it was still awesome, one of the best of the season in my opinion. I hope to release more editions of "CW Bloopers" in the future assuming the Clone Wars crew will give me something to talk about.

Until then, MTFBWY! -B-

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