Ample sci-fi: Two episodes in, ‘Ahsoka’ exhibits some promise

Two episodes into the newest Star Wars collection, issues appear to be on a minor upswing for the all of the sudden beleaguered franchise.

After the big-screen travesty that was Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars has had an inconsistent run-on Disney+. Whereas a few seasons of The Mandalorian have been OK, the newest season was a sleep. Andor’s first season was additionally a giant bore, and The Ebook of Boba Fett was solely actually good when it grew to become The Mandalorian.

Then there was the unforgivable mess that was Obi-Wan Kenobi, maybe one of many worst issues I’ve ever seen.

So I went into Ahsoka with some trepidation, particularly as a result of I completely hate these goofy, slug-like appendages Rosario Dawson should put on on her head to play the title character, one of many final Jedis after the autumn of the Empire. Thankfully, Dawson performs properly regardless of the humorous make-up, as does co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead in an identical getup, they usually present a comparatively good time.

The plot mainly includes characters working round searching for one thing—the principle theme of many Star Wars tasks—however the administrators make it fascinating with good pacing, good motion and a few strong visuals. There’s a sky chase close to the tip of the second episode that is likely one of the higher sci-fi sequences I’ve seen in a while.

The late Ray Stevenson is nice as Baylan Skoll, a nasty villain, as is Ivanna Sakhno as his co-baddie. Natasha Liu Bordizzo is nice because the present’s second lead, Sabine Wren, former padawan to Ahsoka.

Hey, I didn’t hate Ahsoka, which is a step in the fitting course for Star Wars at this level. We’ll see the way it holds up over the remaining six episodes.

Ahsoka is now streaming on Disney+, with new episodes premiering every Tuesday via Oct. 3.

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