The Clone Wars 1.02: Rising Malevolence

Our Review

“Rising Malevolence” is the first of a three-episode arc involving the Malevolence, a giant ship built by the Separatists that disables ships with a giant ion canon. It is very much in the Star Wars-ian super weapon vibe, and therefore feels a lot like Star Wars.

In this episode, we are introduced to Plo Koon, one of the Jedi Counsel. He is one of the best additions to this show. His character perfectly illustrates the compassion that Jedi should have, caring for the lives of others above almost anything else.

The plot is suspenseful and engaging, though not very diverse. The animation isn’t that impressive, but this is understandable considering we’re still in the first season.

Additional Notes

The Clone Wars were aired out of chronological order. They are here presented in chronological order.