Instead of sharing my thoughts on the latest episode of The Bad Batch I have something else to talk about. Something that I feel is far more important.
This will be a longread.
I’m a Star Wars fan and fanatic. I have been since I was a little girl. The power of the Force and the familial bonds/drama sucked me in like a whirlpool and it took a long time for it to let go. Then Marvel Studios happened.
Since 2014, it seems like Marvel Studios hasn’t failed me yet. That year we got Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, two of the greatest superhero movies ever made and a true testament to the genre. They were the first Marvel films I owned.
Since then, this cinematic universe has managed to never disappoint as it continues to raise the stakes and introduces new characters that manage to steal my heart.
Star Wars, on the other hand, has been a mixed bag. The first two movies under Disney, The Force Awakens and Rogue One, were two scintillating wins back to back. It seemed like Star Wars was back and better than ever. And then…we had three losses in a row.
The Last Jedi has become one of my favorite Star Wars movies but it took me over a year to fully appreciate it. It didn’t take me a year to know that Thor: Ragnarok, the best Marvel movie in 2017, was that good.
Then came Solo: A Star Wars Story, a decent film that I ultimately can’t seem to get the urge to watch anymore. It’s boring, I’m not a fan of Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, and even Donald Glover can’t infuse enough cool to become a truly believable Lando Calrissian. The best thing about that film is Qi’ra and even she can’t get me to watch that movie.
And then there was The Rise of Skywalker. My feelings on that dumpster fire of a Star Wars finale are clear.
My love for Star Wars had tanked greatly but Marvel Studios kept me happy at every turn. In fact, that very same year The Rise of Skywalker came out we got Avengers: Endgame, another fantastic superhero flick and a fitting end to over ten years of superhero excellence. It was, however, The Mandalorian that saved me and made me believe that Star Wars was still worth cherishing.
So yesterday’s episode of The Bad Batch was fun. It was simple with a bit of touching moments between Hunter and Omega, invoking that same sense of familial comfort that Favreau and Filoni were able to perfectly create with Mando and Grogu in The Mandalorian.
And I think that’s going to be the main focal point of this newest animated series. The bond between these clones against the adversity the galaxy will bring, the shocking turn of Crosshair and how he will be a major thorn in the Bad Batch’s side, Omega’s story and how she will grow closer and closer to this group of clone misfits, and eventually, toward the end of the series, we will see some of these characters die.
It’s bound to happen because, well, we’ve never seen The Bad Batch beyond this point. Will they all die? I’m not quite sure but I think it’s kind of obvious that Filoni is going to kill Hunter and rip our hearts out in the process. Why do I think this is going to happen? Because he’s already killed so many lovable characters before; Steela Gerrera, Satine Kryze, Kanan Jarrus, and even though Ezra’s technically alive, he still made him sacrifice himself at the end of the show, disappearing for three years now.
So yeah…I have a bad feeling about this.
I’ll give the second episode a solid 4 out of 5 stars. It wasn’t the best thing I’d ever seen nor was I expecting it to be but it was enjoyable, engaging, and yeah, I got a little stressed out.
What did you think of the second episode? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.
There have been rumors that Cara Dune would end up getting her own spin-off series and it seems like she will with Rangers of the New Republic but I just realized another fabulous character that would make a fine addition to the series; Wedge Antilles.
In the Aftermath Trilogy we learn that Wedge plays a large role in taking down the Galactic Empire during the Battle of Jakku. Following the Battle of Jakku we know that he is a flight instructor on Hosnian Prime and that he eventually gets married to Temmin “Snap” Wexley’s mother Kare Kun where they settle on the planet Akiva until the battle between the Resistance and the First Order (hence that ridiculous cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.)
But what if we can fill in a bit of those gaps and make him a key figure in the Rangers of the New Republic series? He’s been a beloved Star Wars character since his induction in 1977’s A New Hope. Why wouldn’t Favreau and Filoni get a chance to expand his storyline in a series that is destined to be pretty cool?
What do you think? Do you see want to see Wedge Antilles in Rangers of the New Republic? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.
It’s been half a week since we got that ridiculously awesome episode of The Mandalorian, an episode I still haven’t fully gotten over yet by the way, and as I sit here on this Tuesday afternoon I find myself still unable to believe that live-action Ahsoka is real. It actually happened. We literally got to see Rosario Dawson as the character and she was perfect.
Here’s her poster for this week’s episode.
Just…(😢) beautiful. It’s Ahsoka…in live-action…in The Mandalorian. When we got this incredible series last year there was no prospects of Ahsoka or just exactly where this show could go. Now…it seems like the possibilities are endless.
I’m just thankful to have this show to watch and gush over every week. It makes life just that much sweeter.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.
Let’s just say, I think this week’s episode may be my favorite of the season so far. It had so many memorable moments! From beginning to end, this show never lets up with its laugh-out-loud moments, the action is spectacular, the characters are at their best. Cara Dune and Greef Karga are back and better than ever in this season.
There’s just so much to love about this episode that I’m losing my mind!
I’ll of course have a lot more to say about it tomorrow but for now…I’m just thankful that we have this brilliant masterpiece of a show because it is awesome.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.