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Should you’re studying this evaluate, you in all probability love Star Wars. So do I. And so does Dave Filoni and everybody who made this episode of Ahsoka occur. “Half 5: Shadow Warrior” picks up the place the earlier episode left off. Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Jacen (Evan Whitten), and Chopper arrive on Seatos, the place Hera finds an upset Huyang (David Tennant) analyzing what’s left of the scene.

Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) faces off along with her former grasp, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) within the World Between Worlds. The top of the earlier episode gave us a style of what it will be wish to lastly see Ahsoka and Anakin in live-action after years of solely seeing them of their animated TV present Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Christensen steps again into this function completely, and the de-aging is definitely barely noticeable this time round.

Anakin has been watching Ahsoka via The Pressure. Seeing these two collectively after their lengthy, tortured historical past in each The Clone Wars and Rebels is fascinating, and a duel breaks out between them. Again on Seatos, Carson Teva (Paul Solar-Hyung Lee) makes a reference to the concept Normal Leia Organa is masking for them. Jacen and Hera hear the distant sounds of the lightsaber duel beneath the wave. We get a way of Jacen’s Pressure-sensitivities from his father Kanan Jarrus. It’s no marvel Disney put this episode in theaters for an evening. Half 5 is a plethora of “I do know that title!” moments.

Ahsoka descends right into a reminiscence of herself throughout the Clone Wars. The youthful model of the character is portrayed by Ariana Greenblatt, who has had a implausible begin to her profession and most not too long ago appeared in Barbie. She excellently captures the spirit of the character from the sooner seasons of The Clone Wars. One other element that Star Wars followers will love is that Anakin is sporting the identical costume he wears throughout a lot of The Clone Wars. On a deeper stage, their dialogue is tragic, as we get a way of why Ahsoka finally left the Jedi Order. We additionally see younger Ahsoka in full battle mode as Rex (Temeura Morrison) interacts along with her on the Siege of Mandalore from The Clone Wars season 7.

This episode, written and directed by Filoni, showcases his style for Star Wars. He brings again elements from his earlier work and creates resounding moments for these two characters with a wealthy historical past. Within the battle between Ahsoka and Anakin, between life and loss of life, she chooses to dwell. Ahsoka is rescued from the ocean and is reborn as Ahsoka the White in true Gandalf vogue. The New Republic forces shut in on them, however she works with the purrgil to guide her to Sabine, whereas Hera and Jacen keep behind.

One of many strongest components of this episode, significantly throughout the remaining few moments, is Kevin Kiner’s uplifting, dramatic musical rating, which is ideal for the franchise. It’s onerous to not smile at all the pieces that occurs on this episode. The problems are components of Ahsoka’s journey on this episode really feel like a retread of her earlier moments of progress.

The Clone Wars flashbacks had been good to see however lacked quite a lot of texture because of the quantity of fog that obscures it. Nonetheless, Half 5 is finally an exquisite episode of Ahsoka that reminds you why you’re keen on this sequence — and Star Wars, normally.

SCORE: 7/10

As ComingSoon’s evaluate coverage explains, a rating of seven equates to “Good.” A profitable piece of leisure that’s value testing, however it could not attraction to everybody.

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