Over the course of the season Eckstein found a nice balance between the teenaged Ahsoka we knew from earlier seasons and the wise sage from Rebels and that transitional balance was on display more than ever here. Ricky Church – Follow me on Twitter for more movie news and nerd talk, Filed Under: Reviews, Ricky Church, Television Tagged With: Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Dee Bradley Baker, Disney, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Description. Despite serving as the puppet-master behind Mandalore’s evil ruling, Maul is also afraid of things to come, and provides heeding warnings to Ahsoka. These final four episodes alone carry great emotional weight, providing deeper context to the heightened tensions in Revenge of the Sith. Description IGN's Jonathon Dornbush join Barret and Tim to discuss the final season of Star Wars Clone Wars. While Jesse played a pivotal role in the climax, he was just about the only other named clone aside from Rex to have any bearing on the plot. The series began with a theatrical feature film which was released on August 15, 2008, and debuted on Cartoon Network two months later on October 3, 2008. What George Lucas, Dave Filoni and their team created here was nothing short of pure Star Wars excellence that had a great amount of closure as The Clone Wars, both the series itself and the in-universe event, comes to a decisive, tragic and heartfelt end. Star Wars The Clone Wars Ending REVIEW today spoilers! Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American computer-animated television series created by George Lucas. The landmark event in this episode is one of the best lightsaber fights in Star Wars history, accomplished via motion capture with choreography lead by the OG Maul himself: Ray Park. Baker, meanwhile, showed off his range as Rex and the other clones by focusing on Rex’s worry over Ahsoka and the conflicting emotions he felt towards his brothers. Star Wars Clone Wars Finale Review and Spoilercast - Kinda Funny Screencast (Ep. The final four episodes of The Clone Wars: Season 7 serve as a capstone to Ahsoka’s arc. Considering the amount of clones other than Rex fans had gotten to know over the course of the series, any number of them could have been familiar faces underneath their helmets. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series Finale Review. It reinforced how character driven these last few episodes have been and created a very interesting parallel scene to Ahsoka’s initial decision to leave the Jedi Order back in the season 5 finale. This one episode alone carried an emotional weight nearly on par with Episode III, and combined with the final sequence, emphasized the major accomplishment of The Clone Wars’ ability to provide deeper meaning to the prequels by humanizing the clones. The Phantom Apprentice serves as a door to Maul’s mindset during this high-stakes point in the War. The story-line is rich and well thought out, notably tying in with key scenes in Revenge of the Sith via clever intersections. Even over Rex’s objection and warning that his brothers will kill her if they don’t fight back properly, Ahsoka stayed true to herself and utilized non-lethal means to defend her and Rex. Even knowing their fates were secured for Star Wars Rebels, the tension surrounding their predicament was still fairly high due to the question of how they would both escape. IGN's Jonathon Dornbush join Barret and Tim to discuss the final season of Star Wars Clone Wars. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] And so ends the Clone Wars. The final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The finale delivered a tense and emotional ending with enough closure for The Clone Wars and this chapter in the lives of Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. So this is it. Here's everything that happens in The Clone Wars series finale, explained. It was the perfect punctuation mark to end her Clone Wars arc and examine why she is the ideal Jedi, even if she no longer carries that official title. Again, for two characters whose fates we know, Dave Filoni found some great ways to heighten the tension around their survival. There are deaths in this finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, both physical and spiritual.After six seasons, a six-year hiatus, and attempts to spiritually conclude the series in Star Wars … Ahsoka’s return with proposal to hunt Maul opened up a key opportunity to address both her an Rex’s complete lack of appearances in the prequels despite their characters’ significance. 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars': Watch A New Clip From Finale Season On Disney+ During the final season, some fans wondered whether Clone Wars would end just as Revenge of the Sith was beginning. Star Wars: The Clone Wars ran from October 3, 2008 until its final regular broadcast episode on March 2, 2013, following the show's cancellation at the end of its fifth season. Star Wars Clone Wars Finale Review and Spoilercast - Kinda Funny Screencast (Ep. This does not remotely mean this episode wasn’t outstanding, it just felt the most indicative that these four stories would probably best be told tied together as a single, seamless movie. It opens with yet another adventure with Anakin and Obi-Wan engaging the Separatist Droid Army, but this sequence feels very similar to the more lighthearted moments of Revenge of the Sith that I felt it were lacking in the prequels. The explosive final chapters of the Clone Wars chronicle the end of a major era in Star Wars history. It emphasizes just how much Ahsoka’s nature is driven by compassion and empathy. Few TV shows have done as good of a job documenting the growing maturity of a character. After 12 years and two previous ‘endings’, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is finally given a proper and definitive conclusion in the series finale aptly titled ‘Victory and Death’. All rights reserved. It’s quite a stark contrast compared to other Order 66 scenes, including those in Revenge of the Sith, where the Jedi reflexively go on the attack once the order is executed. Posted on May 8, 2020 by Mr. Sculpin in Reviews. Related: Clone Wars Gives Maul A Hallway Scene More Brutal Than Darth Vader's In Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7, episode 12, "Victory and Death", the Republic dies and from the ashes the Empire rises. After last week’s incredible episode raised the bar for what The Clone Wars could be, my expectations going into this week were pretty darn high. are registered trademarks / copyright their respective rights holders. Reviews Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Episode 12 Review – Victory and Death. Das Ende von The Clone Wars umfasst vier Folgen und soll wie ein Film funktionieren. Movie titles, images, etc. April 24, 2020. The Clone Wars series finale is an exciting conclusion to Ahsoka Tano and Rex's Prequel era stories. The final scene of The Clone Wars is one steeped in the imagery and ambience of the original trilogy. The Clone Wars may be one of the greatest accomplishments in storytelling history. She was at first universally lambasted as being an annoying stain on the Star Wars mythos, immature and unfunny, adding no benefit to further developing Anakin’s character. The Clone Wars may be one of the greatest accomplishments in storytelling history. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Here are my thoughts of the final season, as well as my thoughts on Clone Wars as a whole.#StarWars #CloneWars Much of this claim is based on the character arc of Ahsoka Tano, the young Jedi who was controversially introduced as Anakin’s apprentice in The Clone Wars feature length film. On the vocal side, Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker turned in some of their best performances ever as these characters in ‘Victory and Death’. The name of this episode is so cool, but also summarizes the tone pretty well. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Besides getting some key badassery from Maul, the major highlight from Shattered is the emotional tragedy of the Clones turning on the Jedi. 70) Listen now. Don’t worry about it, just watch the series). 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Warning: this review contains full spoilers for Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 7, Episode 12. Each episode is distinct in their qualities, so I’ll go through and review each: This is a strong introductory episode, and quite possibly my favorite of the four. Amid the chaos, Ahsoka and Rex do all they can to survive, as does Maul. The stakes have never felt higher in this very mature and shockingly dark episode. Even with the fact that The Clone Wars‘ list of named clones has dwindled significantly over the last couple of seasons as several have met their demise one way or the other, there is still quite a handful who could have been utilized to heighten the emotional drama for Ahsoka and the audience. Bottom line: this is the best The Clone Wars has to offer. I'm a contemptible hipster on paper but try not to be in real life. The Resistance series finale was one of the better episodes in the show’s second and final season, but it still pales in comparison to the finales of The Clone Wars and Rebels. March 27, 2020 Deal No Deal , this week’s episode of The Clone Wars , takes a page out of Han Solo’s book when Rafa, the older sister of Ahsoka’s new friend Trace, is hired for a … The final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars forces Rex and Ahsoka to fight for their lives and face their now uncertain futures. The reproduction, modification, distribution, or republication of the content (including RSS feeds) without permission is strictly prohibited. Kevin Kiner’s music again elevated the episode, especially during the closing minutes. The finale could have really amped up the emotional factor for the clones if more named clones were featured in the attacks against Ahsoka, like even the new clone Sterling who was introduced just a couple episodes ago. This sequence is beautifully created and has very clever symbolic implications, with an unforgettable final shot that may rank among the best in TV history. Though Ahsoka and Rex were on a no-kill guideline, there was still a great bit of action throughout the episode. Major spoilers ahead for the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.. What really hits hard in Victory and Death is the last few minutes, which again, I do not want to spoil. Creator Dave Filoni should be extremely proud of what is his best work to date, and I hope to see his increased involvement across the Star Wars saga. Ahsoka Tano’s final Clone Wars arc ties seamlessly into Revenge of the Sith, making these final four episodes a proper extension of Episode III. Synchronsprecher Sam Witwer verspricht ein schockierendes Finale. Episode 9, 10, 11, 12! May 4, 2020. And that is nothing to say about the surprising final scene of the series that highlights the bond between two certain characters. ET’s Ash Crossan spoke with ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ executive producer, Dave Filoni. With the final chapter of The Clone Wars in the books part of this season feels like a giant disappointment – from a certain point of view. Now keep in mind in Part I of my review, I sang the final episode’s praises and to a large extent the whole season, but there is another side that shows how this season fell flat and short of expectations. Read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy / Cookie Disclaimer. The finale delivered a tense and emotional ending with enough closure for The Clone Wars and this chapter in the lives of Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. Overall, The Clone Wars Season 7‘s penultimate Siege of Mandalore arc is an applause-worthy end to an accomplished TV show. The hangar bay battle was a highlight as Ahsoka and her droids resorted to some unique means to dispose of many of the clones Jesse had assembled, which led to a pretty exciting sequence of Ahsoka and Rex’s escape. By Jesse Schedeen May 4, 2020. Change ), Assassin 33 AD: A Godsend in Trash Cinema. Through being forced into roles of leadership where literal life and death decisions need to be made, as well as making plenty of rookie mistakes, Ahsoka gradually becomes a strong and wise Jedi who’s focus is to serve others and protect those who mentored her. ( Log Out /  70) Update: 2020-05-04. Ahsoka made it a point, both to herself and Rex, to only wound or stun the brainwashed clones rather than kill them. It is an epilogue sequence of sorts involving a surprise character appearance. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. View all posts by Mr. Sculpin. It is a surprisingly thoughtful journey that illustrates a complete 180 in audience perception, where Ahsoka ends up earning the respect of the viewers. This is an “escape” story for the most part, and continues to show the tough moral implications Ahsoka and Commander Rex must each face with their new reality. It encapsulated everything that is Star Wars with its examination of remaining true to yourself and your beliefs during an extraordinarily chaotic and uncertain time. Despite that, Ahsoka’s decision to prevent as much loss of life as possible is one of the strongest aspects to both the episode and her character. Founding member. Hot Toys Princess Leia figure review (Star Wars: A New Hope) This sounds like a super unrealistic proposal, but I’d love to see a super cut of the Coruscant sequence from Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars finale and Filoni’s Clone Wars cut alongside Lucas’ Sith. Sam Witwer’s voice acting for Maul exceptionally emphasizes Maul’s subtle panic, another great accomplishment for adding significance to this once two-dimensional villain. 9.2/10, Cinefile, writer, traveler, explorer, drinker of craft beers. Filoni’s Clone Wars plays out throughout the events of Sith. April 10, 2020 The Siege of Mandalore, the final story arc of The Clone Wars epic is nearly upon us, but before we head back to that near inhospitable dustball of a planet, we’ve got to wrap up the story of Ahsoka, the Pyke Syndicate, and the Martez sisters. Share. What was once relegated to being corny kids entertainment has clearly evolved into a greater story. The Clone Wars Series Finale Review. The challenge that drives this dynamic is shown via The Siege of Mandalore, a dual-effort between the Mandalorian Bo Katan Kryze aided by Ahsoka and Commander Rex’s 501st clones to re-take the fabled warrior planet from the grips of Darth Maul and his Super Commandos (totally lost? The animation is, simply put, gorgeous, with the characters’ movements mirroring live action and presenting extreme artistic detail like never before. I will keep this as spoilerless as possible despite having enormous gravity: this is the Order 66 episode. However, it wasn’t just their fates to worry about, but the clones as well. Here Ahsoka, who has already recognized how far the Jedi Order has strayed from its path, stands by her nature and deals with the situation in the true Jedi way of using the Force purely for defence. Beyond The Trailer breakdown & reaction 2020! The action throughout was well choreographed and animated, making sure to note how difficult a time Ahsoka and Rex were having against the number of clones coming their way. Geek Culture | Movies, TV, Comic Books & Video Games, Ricky Church reviews the Star Wars: The Clone Wars finale…. With Ahsoka earning a strong bond with her troops, especially Rex, a poignant and resonant sadness is exuded to the audience. Having this dynamic re-introduced with some of the best Clone Wars Anakin/Obi-Wan dialogue was the perfect way to tie in this show’s story with the movie. If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review for Season 7, Episode 11. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. She understands the clones aren’t totally themselves thanks to the chips hijacking their minds and doesn’t want to see any of them killed. The Phantom Apprentice reveals key details about the state of The Galaxy to Ahsoka, hinting at but not fully divulging the chaos that is about to transpire, which is not only delivered by Maul, but a pretty clever message from Obi Wan. Eckstein did a great job as Ahsoka in her confidence and stubborn refusal to let any clones get seriously harmed in their escape. How could we have known where we’d be when this all got started twelve years ago, with an animated movie where Anakin gets a Padawan and she calls him Skyguy. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Not only that, but Maul was also running rampant around the ship as he took Ahsoka’s words to “cause some chaos” quite literally, making him a huge wild card in their fight for survival. ( Log Out /  Although building off of her adventures post-Jedi Order aiding the goofs Trace and Rafa Martez (who’s superbly “meh” episodes I will not cover), these episodes fully illustrate the bond that grew between her and the clones. What followed for Ahsoka was beyond expected for many viewers. Whether it was Ahsoka and Rex fighting clones in the hallway, Maul’s attack on the hyperdrive or the chaos of the hangar bay, there were several exciting action sequences. Admittedly, it was also my least favorite of these episodes, since it was almost entirely an action piece. Alongside some great visuals and exciting set pieces, ‘Victory and Death’ is a very entertaining piece of Star Wars media from Dave Filoni and franchise creator George Lucas. We get a very fitting “goodbye” between Ahsoka and Anakin along with some poignant dialogue from Obi-Wan, prior to a breathtaking action sequence that hinted at how much of a landmark event this finale would become. The result is a four-part finale that feels tonally and functionally like a legitimate extension of Episode III, the only separating factor being the artistic medium. With Order 66 in full swing, ‘Victory and Death’ continued the cinematic nature of these final four episodes by picking up right where the previous episode left off with Ahsoka and Rex seemingly trapped and cornered. I’m sure that sounds bold to some, especially those that never watched this animated edition to the Star Wars Saga. © 2009-2021 Flickering Myth Limited. 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