The opening with Anakin finding the Kaiburr crystal on the volcanic planet kinda reminds me of how TRoS opens with Kylo finding the wayfinder on mustafar, funny enough.
Apparently Dave Filoni is now Chief Creative Officer of Lucasfilm, but Ahsoka season 2 still hasn’t been greenlit yet…
I imagine we will get an update on the Rey movie soon, now that the strike is over.
For whoever may be curious, I have a new ranking of all the canon films and shows of the franchise on my blog, strictly based on first impressions from when I first saw each entry:
1.The Clone Wars
Saw it as a little kid, so…
4.The Empire Strikes Back
5.The Phantom Menace
6.Attack of the Clones
7.Revenge of the Sith
8.Return of the Jedi
I liked it but didn’t love it
11.The Force Awakens
12.The Rise of Skywalker
13.The Last Jedi
Wasn’t sure how to feel about it
Found it to be a bit boring at first
18.The Bad Batch
Didn’t like it
20.The Book of Boba Fett
The blog post goes in-depth into each of my choices.
The titling would be okay if the shows were actually about the people in the titles. Obi Wan Kenobi is about Princess Leia and Riva, Book of Boba Fett is about Fennec Shand and The Mandalorian, The Mandalorian is now about Mandalorians plural who are not The Mandalorian, and Ahsoka is about the whole cast of Rebels minus Zeb. Andor is mostly about Andor but it’s also about several other people who barely interact with Andor.
I hate to admit it, but you’re right. None of the new projects have had any real focus.
I agree that all of the streaming titles have been very uninspired. It’s pretty discouraging. Hopefully the new movies don’t end up having the same issue.
Not exactly a ranking, but I came up with a new preferred “viewing order” of the canon franchise:
I enjoyed the Ahsoka finale, for the most part. I think this might actually be my new favorite Star Wars live-action show (despite its flaws).
Show just continues to be boring. Stupid republic plot is resolved. Seems it was just a filoni excuse to include his oc.
All the action has no stakes. Silly Ezra and the dolly pollies. Thrawn just standing around stroking his moustache.
He has no screen presence whatsoever, none of the characters do, except Balan.
Live-action Thrawn could be better, I’ll give you that. The voice is solid (obviously), but something about him just feels “off.” That’s definitely a character that shoulda been recast for the transition from live-action to animation.
Ahsoka ep7 was good, imo. Put the show back on track for me.
For whoever cares, I have a new post on my blog where I “reimagine” the Star Wars movies all as one big show: http://henrynsilva.blogspot.com/2023/09/reimagining-star-wars-as-one-big-show.html?m=1
When TLJ came out I told some old guy “idk I thought it was fine” and then his face turned red and he started crying and screaming “no! No! I’ve been a Star Wars fan since 1977! I KNOW Star Wars!! You’re wrong for liking Last Jedi. You’re WRONG!!”
I didn’t speak to him about Star Wars after that.
It’s refreshing to see some opinions here that line up with my own (TLJ being underrated, TPM being the best prequels, the PT in general being overrated nowadays, etc.).
Part of me wishes he didn’t, but for the most part I’m glad he did.
Prequels are fun to think about but not as fun to watch.
Sequels are not fun to think, but still fun to watch (for me, at least).
So I prefer the sequels.
I’d like to see him in a Kevin Feige-ish role. Just have him be “the idea guy” for everyone, and then write/direct things on occasion. Sounds like they’re heading in that direction anyways.
I didn’t like this newest episode of Ahsoka. Idk why. Felt too “dry” or something.
Donald Glover’s brother confirmed today that the Lando show is gonna be a movie now.
I really liked episode 5 for the most part, but I agree with others that the lesson she was supposed to learn in the world between worlds shoulda been more clear. Also, as with the other episodes, some of the dialogue and pacing choices are still cringe. But overall I still enjoy the show.
After today’s episode though… I am 100% confident Sabine will return without Ezra, finding out he escaped on his own. Sabine goes back to Lothal confused and upset, and Ahsoka and her part ways. There will be a time jump and Ahsoka will arrive again when she has a lead on Ezra.
These are NOT the same scene.
Different clothes and her staff. Filoni isn’t that dumb to mess up his own canon.
EDIT: Plus with Filoni being funny about when this scene takes place… I could see it being the closing scene of S1, setting the stage (with more context) for S2 or his movie.
Filoni is already on record saying that he sees the animated content as just fairy tale recounts, and that live action is “what actually happened.”
Besides, how does your logic explain why Ahsoka’s head tails were longer in Rebels? Or why she’s not wearing her tube-top outfit during the live-action recreations of the battles of Teth and Ryloth?
Just watched episode 4. It was very good. Now I understand why episode 5 is getting a small theatrical release lol
Great episode! My excitement for this show has gone up a whole bunch now.
All of the live-action characters are starting to feel more and more like their animated counterparts to me, thankfully.
SPOILER Review for episodes 1 and 2 (overall I liked them):
PROS: No shaky cam (lol), good music, good cinematography and lighting and whatnot, nice space opera/ spirit of adventure feel (love the crawl), easy to follow story, good characters, interesting premise.
CONS: Wooden acting (at times) and wooden action scenes (at times). Some scenes were also just a bit too slow in general. Also Sabine getting stabbed was stupid, and I feel like there coulda been a flashback or two to better establish exactly why she and Ahsoka had a falling out. Either that or just bluntly state that she can’t use the force (yet?).
Overall tho I still really like the show, and am looking forward to more.
People who got to go to the early screening of the first two episodes in NYC are saying that the show starts with a crawl, but the text is in the same font as the one from Solo (except it’s red instead of blue) and the paragraphs move straight up instead of diagonally (like the saga) or fading in and out (like in Solo).
Not that it matters, but I personally think this is pretty cool! Hopefully almost all the future movies and shows do their own “spin” on the crawl. Not clear what the music is like during this sequence, but I think it’d be pretty cool if it was just a simple drumbeat, since that’s originally how it was gonna be in sw77 anyways. Could be a cool little “nod” to that.