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In Ahsoka Episode 5, we got to see Ahsoka and her Jedi Master, Anakin, revisit their first and final battles from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. These scenes were amazing… but were they necessary? Were these scenes enough to progress Ahsoka’s character in the show? In this ScreenCrush Rewind, we review the episode, the entire series, and answer those questions and more.
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The first Star Wars movie I saw in a movie theater was Revenge of the Sith. I was 7 years old and for years I’d watched on repeat the original trilogy VHS tapes, as well as the first 2 prequels. But there was always this missing piece that was Revenge of the Sith, and I was so excited to finally get that missing story.
And look, I was 7, so I loved the movie. And I was fortunate enough to be able to get a lot of the action figures and the video game, it was awesome. Revenge of the Sith and the hype around that movie when it was coming out is a core memory for me and I’m sure has inspired a lot of my work as a big boy now.
And look, while as an adult and a filmmaker, I see the flaws in the prequels–I just don’t care. I still watch Revenge of the Sith all the way through at least once a year. My entire life is random Revenge of the Sith quotes that my wife wants to destroy me, but luckily I’m taller and always have the high ground.
Now speaking of High Ground, we’ve got a great new High Ground shirt over on our Merch Store, ScreenCrushMerch.com. As well as lots of other fun new stuff like this master/apprentice family tree poster and tapestry. And of course our Say No to Death Stick shirt, seriously man, go home and rethink your life.
Treating yourself to some fun stuff from our merch store is one of the best ways to support the channel–And help us be able to keep making all these fun videos. Again that’s ScreenCrush Merch.com Anyway, I tell you all about my love for Revenge of the Sith because what was this episode of Ahsoka if not a love letter to fans of the prequels and series like the Clone Wars.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Disney-era Star Wars hater. I LOVE The Force Awakens and Rogue One, the first two Star Wars films that Disney put out. And I’m also able to acknowledge, unlike some of the franchise’s toxic fans, that beloved shows like The Mandalorian, Andor, and Ahsoka, guess what, those are Disney Wars too.
But I do want to share a critique I had of those first few years of Star Wars “BEING BACK” under the helm of Disney. That being that there was basically no acknowledgment of the prequels. Like they avoided those movies like the plague, and anything adjacent to them like Clone Wars as well.
I mean they even put out a Star Wars Battlefront game, the first one since the masterpiece that was the first Star Wars Battlefront 2, and there were NO prequel characters?! No prequel planets, no prequel ships, and it was just obvious that Disney and Lucasfilm felt their best path forward was to ignore the prequels and focus heavily on the original trilogy.