‘Star Wars: Visions’: A Rundown of My Thoughts

I wish this was an overwhelmingly positive post I was about to write. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

Star Wars: Visions is beautifully animated, I cannot take that away from the series. Each short is imbued with a palpable love for Star Wars from each Japanese anime studio. Despite this, the series honestly bored me.

The series’ two best episodes, Ronin and The Ninth Jedi, were absolutely fantastic from a storyline perspective. Ronin is unlike anything I’ve seen in Star Wars and left me feeling very, very intrigued about the short’s title character. I will definitely be reading the upcoming novel about him because he is absolutely fascinating!

The Ninth Jedi was also brilliantly developed as a story. I found myself enthralled in the world, the characters, and the unexpected plot twist toward the end of the short. When it concluded I had goosebumps.

Unfortunately, these were the only shorts, out of nine! that had me sitting back in awe. The rest of the shorts felt so repetitive in tone that after a while they just became boring to watch. And don’t get me started on Tatooine Rhapsody. No amount of Boba Fett could save that short for me.

I wanted to love this series. I wanted to come away from Visions feeling like I had seen something truly spectacular but no, I felt the exact opposite. I’m not, however, going to rain on the parade of others who enjoyed this series. I just personally was not at all a fan.

I’ll give the entire series as a whole 7 out of 10.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

3 thoughts on “‘Star Wars: Visions’: A Rundown of My Thoughts”

  1. I haven’t finished watching it yet, but I agree, Ronin and The Ninth Jedi were quite good, as was The Village Bride. Tatooine Rhapsody was simply absurd. I’ll finish watching tonight and see how I feel about the others.

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  2. I’ve only taken in the first four so far. Tatooine Rhapsody was silly, yes, but someone’s going to have to explain to me why this one was bad and this week’s What If was fun and cool. The Duel was a good one to start, and I liked The Village Bride and, to a lesser extent, the Twins.

    Is it anything special? No. But I do give them credit for putting an Eastern flair on Star Wars.

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    1. Visions, for me, was boring. I’m not saying every episode was as bad as Tatooine Rhapsody (which honestly annoyed me) but after binge-watching all of them in the span of two hours it just felt like the same story was being told on repeat and I. Was. Bored!

      This week’s What If…?, however, made me laugh, it made me smile, seeing Captain Marvel take on Thor was fun, and that ending alone had me pumped.

      But it’s all down to personal preference. If there is a second season of Visions I need to see more diversity among the shorts instead of the same old good vs. evil lightsaber-duel showdown in nearly every episode.

      For example, I would love to see more bounty hunters and smugglers; maybe a story about the Empire and its internal struggles or something really cool and unique with the senators of the Republic or another age.

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