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‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Delivers a Surprising Beautiful Finale

It took me two years to finally understand Star Wars: Resistance. Literally, I didn’t get what the series was fully about until Sunday evening when I watched the finale. And finally, it clicked.

This wasn’t a show designed to have a tragic ending or a bittersweet conclusion like Star Wars: Rebels. This was a story about a family of rebels who came together and survived a small but important conflict with the First Order in a small section of the galaxy. There were adventures, some perilous and some humorous. There were some interesting character developments, new allies, frenemies, and villains that were met along the way, and by the series’ conclusion, we get a sense of joy very reminiscent of the joyous ending delivered in A New Hope.

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The fight, of course, isn’t over but we understand that these characters, this family brought together on the Colossus will always be there for one another. And that is a beautiful story that I’m actually delighted was told.

No, both seasons weren’t perfect, but that finale was. I’m giving it 100 out 100 and 5 out 5 stars. It was a great ending to a fun story.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.

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Peril FINALLY Graces ‘Star Wars: Resistance’

The main gripe I continue to have about Star Wars: Resistance is that there is no real peril. Every episode ends predictably because every episode refuses to put the main characters in legitimate danger, a danger that leaves consequences. Well, this week’s episode, Rebuilding the Resistance, was the first episode in the entire season that had a sense of direness and concluded with actual consequence.

Highlighting both the Resistance and the First Order a.k.a Tam and Rucklin, former individuals once living on the Colossus like everyone else, this episode was actually pretty good. Continue reading “Peril FINALLY Graces ‘Star Wars: Resistance’”

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‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Delivers Two Episodes This Week

I forgot to write a review for last week’s episode of Star Wars: Resistance because, well, it was boring. Goofy and easily predictable, The Mutiny was somewhat intriguing but overall, I was bored. And then, this week’s two episodes (yes, two) arrived and of course, I decided to watch them.

The first episode, Episode 14: The New World, was actually really, really cool. The Colossus ended up finding a planet they could finally settle down in named Aeos Prime and it was home to a very interesting alien race that was native to the primordial ocean planet.

This was the first episode in a long while that actually made me very happy. The humor was actually funny, the scenarios were riveting, and by the end, I felt like I had seen something worth watching.

Then the second episode of this week’s two-episode header (No Place Safe) devolved right back into the same, tiring formula. The Colossus was in trouble, the First Order was on the brink of apprehending the heroes, and everyone got away just in time. Honestly, how many more times can the same thing happen over and over again before one’s brain feels like mush because it’s just that boring to watch.

Star Wars: Resistance had every chance to be a really fun and creative show but it’s become something that I can’t wait to end. The Clone Wars is arriving next month which will be a breath of fresh air compared to this cartoon. Gosh, it’s tiring.

I’ll give The New World a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars because it was surprisingly really, really good. And I’ll give No Place Safe 3 out of 5 stars simply because it wasn’t exactly a bad episode. It was just repetitive.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

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Catching Up on ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Has Been a Bit of Fun

If you haven’t noticed by now, I came away from The Rise of Skywalker disappointed. Because of this, I skipped last week’s episode of Star Wars: Resistance. For the last year, I have followed the story in the hopes that it would contain a secret clue to something that might happen in The Rise of Skywalker. Or, maybe a character from Resistance would make a cameo appearance in the Skywalker Saga finale, which would’ve been exciting. When that didn’t happen my obligation to continue watching Star Wars: Resistance faded away but, after my week-long hiatus, I’ve decided to return to the series to see what happened next and for the most part, the past two episodes have been pretty enjoyable.

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Featuring a brand new ally of the Resistance named Norath, a pretty cool-looking bounty hunter named Ax Tagrin, and more action with the First Order, both episodes The Missing Agent and Breakout were somewhat enjoyable and a bit direr than what we’ve seen previously, which was a relief.

Star Wars: Resistance is the most childish of the series, meaning there is no real peril. However, the suspense was there and the implications that maybe the series is starting to get a little more series were very apparent.

Where will this story head next? I’m not quite sure but I’m hoping that the series retains this quality over the next few weeks.

I’ll give these two episodes combined a total of 4 out of 5 stars and 89 out of 100. Not perfect but not an atrocious score either.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a remarkable day. May the Force be with you.

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Finally, A Decent Episode of ‘Star Wars: Resistance’

Am I going to write a post harking about my utter amazement at the tenth episode of Star Wars: Resistance? No. But I can say, this is the best episode in weeks. Titled Kaz’s Curse, it deals with Kazuda Xiono trying to ward off a curse given to him by an angry pirate while the Colossus comes into contact with the Guavian Death Gang in a random asteroid field in the middle of space.

There’s some action, some humor, but overall the plot is tiringly predictable and the episode’s conclusion did nothing to excite me for next week’s episode. With only three episodes left in the entire season (seven less than last season’s number of episodes), it’s very clear that Disney realizes they dropped the ball on Star Wars: Resistance.

Feeling completely separate from the story of the Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars: Resistance is starting to seem more and more like a waste of time. Of course, you must be asking yourself, “If I’m so annoyed with this show then why am I still watching it?”

Well, I’m a true-blue Star Wars fan. Even when something is pretty awful I still am hanging along with the ride to see where the story is trying to head. And with Kylo Ren’s appearance imminent at some point in the upcoming final three episodes, I might as well finish this story.

I’m giving this episode 85 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.

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‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Is Starting to Lose Me Quickly

Disney hasn’t dropped a lot of balls on their Star Wars projects but with Star Wars: Resistance it seems very clear Disney has not put a lot of love into this story. And yes, I get it, Star Wars: Resistance was designed to cater to a younger audience but that doesn’t mean LucasFilm should just completely disregard the quality of their storytelling for the benefit of little children.

This story feels insignificant, unimaginative, and with each episode ending in an expected fashion, I’ve practically lost all investment in this series.

I was really enjoying the first five or so episodes but the last few have completely drained me. And this latest one, The Voxx Vortex 5000 was annoying from the get-go. I get it, the writers are trying to navigate the characters through the First-Order infested galaxy aboard the Colossus which needs repairs, food, etc. but with each passing episode, the series is becoming more and more lackluster.

This week’s episode introduced us to a new Hutt which I found to be a very unappealing choice for the episode. Jabba the Hutt is the only version of the clan that I have enjoyed seeing in the franchise. I wasn’t a fan of the Hutt characters in The Clone Wars and I’m definitely not a fan of this new Hutt.

Once again, a space casino was introduced and let me tell you something, the Star Wars space casinos are not cool. I have spoken.

I wish I could say I’m loving the second season of Star Wars: Resistance but honestly, it’s starting to annoy me more than the first season.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.

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‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Is Beginning to Lose Steam

As someone who has just finished all four seasons of Star Wars: Rebels (and is currently rewatching my favorite episodes from these four seasons) Star Wars: Resistance pales in comparison. And this week’s episode is not an exception.

For the past few episodes, the story has refrained from Tamora’s side of the story which seemed almost disappointing, considering that her turn to the First Order was one of the most anticipated storylines of this season. However, this episode, Rendezvous Point, brings Tam back into the story and yet I wasn’t excited at all.

My appreciation for this series is starting to lose steam…real fast. Like Resistance Reborn, it almost feels like it’s going to lead to a pointless discovery that will have next to no impact on The Rise of Skywalker.

The characters are annoying me (well except for BB-9E) and the story is becoming less and less interesting with each passing week.

Rendezvous Point introduced Torra’s mother, a pilot for the Resistance, into the story, albeit briefly, and guess what? I didn’t care. What this series is sorely lacking is a sense of peril. With each episode letting its characters off the hook in repetitive ways it feels like I know what to expect every week and that makes an investment in the series very difficult.

Of course, I will continue to watch each episode each week but with The Mandalorian bombarding the world with its awesomeness and my newfound obsession with Star Wars: RebelsStar Wars: Resistance is becoming a series I’ll surely forget in the coming years.

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