Here we are, the final episodes of the Clone Wars. Well, for about six years before the 7th and final season came to us with Disney Plus last year. I wasn’t sure what to expect from these episodes, but it does seem like they were made with them being the final episodes of the series in mind.
My initial suspicion was that they would be acting as some kind of lead up to the events of Revenge of the Sith somehow. But that’s not what we got, instead, we got a more mystical journey starring Yoda as he both discovers and comes to terms with how the Jedi as they currently exist are all but doomed.
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I’d feel pretty justified in saying that Star Wars, as a brand, has had a bit of roller coaster ride of fortunes since Disney’s big money purchase of the franchise. To say opinion of Star Wars has become decisive since they’ve taken the reigns would be a massive understatement.
No amount of frustration or anger at George Lucas’s creative choices around the special edition or the prequel trilogy would come close to the white-hot rage some parts of the fandom would feel about the direction of the franchise under Disney’s guidance.
There haven’t been any genuinely bad episodes of the Clone Wars. I’d say there have been a few missteps and less interesting stories told, but on the whole I’ve enjoyed what I’ve watched. This is the rare case where I feel like these three episodes in a chunk that didn’t really do it for me for some reason or another.
Maybe I was in a rotten mood. Maybe this is the show’s turn from anthology storytelling into crafting a longer, more developed storyline. I don’t know, I can only talk about what I see in front of me. So let’s get into that.