Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Review

Honor it Do not fear it Animation has proven to be an excellent Vehicle for Star Wars to explore its Universe as well as those previously Much maligned prequel years and tales of The Jedi is another strong entry into That Legacy is it absolutely essential Star Wars viewing not really no but it Is a well done and superbly animated Take on two important characters Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku Stand Down Foreign Tales of the Jedi's bite-sized entries All of which range between 15 and 20 Minutes split their focus between Ahsoka And Dooku evenly interestingly if you're Watching them in the order in which Disney plus lists them it starts with Ahsoka as a baby then shifts to three Episodes about Dooku then moves back to Ahsoka they're all Anthology style Standalones taking place at various Pivotal moments in each character's life And though there isn't a straightforward Through line among the stories told you Can make some parallels between the two Central characters if you dig deeper There is a not so subtle feeling that That's the point especially when it Comes to Dooku's concerns about the Jedi Order something we know Ahsoka Eventually leaves for the most part Tails the Jedi Creator and general Star

Wars animation Mastermind Dave filoni Doesn't rely on spectacle that's not to Say there is an action practice makes Perfect which focuses on ahsoka's Padawan training is heavier on it than Others and there's an exciting climax in The final episode resolve but for the Most part this is Star Wars leaning into Its Moody and meditative side which Makes the fights hit harder especially In the Dooku episodes the episode The Sith Lord is the the best example of This building up to a great bit of Understated but impactful action stop The whole Endeavor is tightly written Without feeling at all rushed despite The short run times felony knows at this Point how to indulge an atmosphere and Build tension without padding run times To unnecessary lengths in particular Dooku's episodes provide some intriguing Insight into how he became the Sith Lord That we know today but they don't Veer Too far into unrealistic Sympathy for The guy as far as Ahsoka goes the first Episode life and death gives us some Background about her home planet and her Early showings of Jedi ways but Otherwise they're mostly more time spent With the tagruda that we know and love At different points in her life Ahsoka is Jedi but hey that's never a Bad thing and if you're eagerly awaiting Her live-action Disney plus series it's

A good way to wet your appetite to that End Ashley Eckstein makes a welcome Return to reprise her Clone Wars role And Corey Burton who previously voiced CAD Bane in the Clone Wars does Some Solid menacing Voice work as Dooku I Want to bring peace peace and holder to The galaxies but the real star is the Animation it's the best a non-live Action Star Wars story has ever looked Particularly in the Lush colorful Landscapes in both life and death and Resolve which are almost distractingly Beautiful it's all incredibly polished Feeling just a tad stepped up from the Animation of the Clone Wars and while The stories are just quick little Morsels they don't feel like they're for Newcomers tales of the Jedi is Definitely made for those who've already Been won over by Star Wars animated Stories but that's not necessarily a Point against it fan service isn't in And of itself a bad thing especially When it's this well done plus if you Haven't already watched the Clone Wars You should probably get on that Thank you Tales of the Jedi is a strong tightly Written showcase for two important Characters in Star Wars lore Count Dooku And Ahsoka Tano Dooku in particular gets A good amount of meat added to his Character's bones while the other

Episodes feature a welcome look into Ahsoka at different points in her life It's Moody and methodical at times while Still managing to weave in some Beautifully animated action it may not Be absolutely vital Star Wars content But there are certainly worse ways to Revisit these characters before Ahsoka Gets her own series the best way I can Protect you Teach you how to protect yourself For more TV reviews check out what we Thought of the first four episodes of Andor and for everything else stick with IGN it is the only way you will truly Have Victory one

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