Review of ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’: Good people break up in pursuit of ‘Clone Wars’

To be sure, there is no shortage Star wars material. (It’s “Death,” not Darth.) It seems like every month is a new one Star wars Offshoots for audiences, along with the continuous flow of superhero films. This may sound like a lot.

Good news Star Wars: The Bad Batch Feeling a lot different from everyone lately Star wars Issues. More in tune with animated Clone warsBad batchThe predecessor that aired for 12 years – there is a dedication to humor, action and franchise lore and history. Most recent projects have tended to lower audience expectations, but after watching an episode Bad batch, Star wars Fans just need something new to love.

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Why does ‘Bad Batch’ stand out?

Apart from the fact that this is animation, a fresh twist from umpteen live-action Star wars Series and movies, it has a certain element that makes it both entertaining and unnerving.

The series follows “Bad Batch”, a group of five mutated clones that make up Clone Force 99. Their names are Wrecker, Hunter, Echo, Tech, and Crosshair, and each of them has enhanced senses that make them stronger than your standard. clone.

It’s like X Men Meets Star wars. One way, Bad batchThe story itself is a microcosm: a discrepancy between repetitive masses.

Aren’t cartoons like this only for children?

We all know that ended with the creation of adult-centric cartoons a few decades ago, and Bad batch Doesn’t feel like a show for kids only. Yes, the writing is simple and there are some sight gags and funny one-liners for the kids, enough to entertain adults here. The majority of the comedy is dry and will go right over the heads of young children.

Additionally, the animation is good enough that, many times, it is easy to forget that it is not live-action. While it’s great for some Star wars Going into knowledge, it is not necessary; Things are explained in full from a moment.

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How is the plot?

Again, with Star wars, It’s easy to assume that this would be similar to the same story or stories we’ve seen before: Empire vs. Jedi, taking down villains through a weak spot in the Jedi Empire’s construction / alliance / plan, And everyone is happy in the end. This is not the case with Bad batch (At least after episode 1).

Without spoiling, the series begins with a surprising surprise and continues on an interesting trajectory. After the Clone War ends, the galaxy is believed to be in harmony. Instead, the Empire doubles up and leaves Bad Batch in a tight spot. Do they disobey orders and go against the empire, or do they stay true to their origins?

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On top of everything else, the galaxy is being cast into a new civil war, which ties in well with the current state of Western societies – it seems that there are “two sides” in political and social affairs, so purposeful or No, the plotline of everything is actually quite resonant.

And action?

Very confusing, then. There are silly sequences like a food fight in the cafeteria, but there are also several fight scenes that caught my attention; In many instances, I forgot that it was animated. Outstanding work by animators and storyboard artists in the region. For the children, we meet a little girl named Omega, who meets the eye. Size, it seems, is not a sign of competence.

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So what is the bottom line?

First episode of Bad batch An exciting, enjoyable time and an excellent start to the series. Both children and grown-ups must find enough space here to entertain them – and the story is compelling enough that people should have no trouble keeping the entire season in one sitting (if anyone has the time). Those of us who have Star wars Hanking since the end of season 2 Mandalorian, This should do the trick.

(It is fitting that the show starts on May 4, while Clone wars Ended the same day in 2020. Full cycle.)

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ is available exclusively for streaming on May 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET. Happy May 4!

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