‘Ahsoka’, high in the Star Wars saga

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The first action scene Ahsoka It put me on my guard more than its protagonist: Was I facing the definitive proof of the crisis of special effects in the audiovisual industry in the US? The stressful stories that post-production professionals tell—impossible deadlines, half-finished finishes, constant pressure—were there, right before my eyes. That confrontation between Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and a gang of evil androids she sings soleares. The effect of the force of gravity on objects and bodies is implausible and the detail offered by the images is, being generous, fair. Then things get better. A lot.

Generationally I am programmed to receive any product Star Wars with benevolence. That is so and this warning must hover over all this text. But I still wanted to like Obi Wan or that Boba Fett thing and it didn’t happen. Nor have I ever been interested in animated series from the universe created by George Lucas. My love for its characters, vehicles, and mythology doesn’t change how little interest I have in anything cartoony. Because I still call them that, cartoon.

Ahsoka is precisely a character that works best in animation. It takes me a lot from your series how pending I am all the time that Rosario Dawson do not disassemble the absurd headdress his characterization as a togruta (note: I have not had to look it up on Wikipedia), those lekku (Note: I have looked at this) that give it an aspect between reptile and fallera. Removing that, Ahsoka I like it. The series and the character.

Created by Dave Filoni, true heir to George Lucas, Ahsokaavailable on Disney +, is a series with clear structural problems (“we continue with the chopped movies,” Marina Such pointed out the other day on Twitter) but also with truly inspired moments.

If the opening action scene of the first episode is questionable at all, the majesty of the one we see in the second makes you forget it. Filoni’s references to the imagery of Lucas’s original trilogy are genuine homages and not the lazy self-plagiarism to which we have unfortunately become accustomed.

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