After watching the first two episodes of the series, we reveal everything we thought about him in this review of The Bad Batch.
On May 4, World Star Wars Day, Disney presented the first episode of its new animated series called The Bad Batch. The first season will consist of 14 episodes, all broadcast weekly. The direct sequel to The Clone Wars series, it is the entry point of a new plot in the intergalactic universe of Star Wars.
We therefore follow the adventures of a rather special clone unit, defined by their differences rather than their suitability. They call themselves “the wrong ones” even though their disability turns out to be their greatest strength. This is the end of the Clone Wars in the galaxy and our heroes are preparing for an unexpected turnaround: the Jedi are no longer welcome and the Republic is gradually giving way to the Empire. After watching the first two episodes, the first being a 70-minute special, we reveal everything we thought about this series debut in this review of The Bad Batch.
The Bad Batch being the sequel and spin-off of The Clone Wars, it seems clear that the creators have kept most of the series and more general characteristics of the franchise. In its already form, it takes 3D animation from The Clone Wars. On the other hand, he gave the place of showrunner to Jennifer Corbett, an American screenwriter who has worked at NCIS. If this style of animation can discourage beginners, fans of the previous series should be quite happy with the results. Star Wars branded, The Bad Batch series is very logically given an important legacy, which pays admirable homage.
Indeed, there are all the mechanics that have worked in previous franchise creations. From iconic crossfade transitions to epic music, everything is done to ensure that the series is part of a lineage that will touch generations of saga fans. We also found the same composer as in The Clone Wars, namely Kevin Kiner. The perfect score accompanies the tone of each scene and is a real asset to the series. Therefore, we can talk about success in terms of transmitting the classic and iconic spirit of the previous Star Wars creations.
Bad Batch is therefore in the same line as its predecessors, without much stupidity or novelty, it stands out thanks to its richness of character. Here, we come face to face with charismatic and charming protagonists, with well assumed styles and abilities of their own. This aspect gives a more than attractive dimension to the series, also on the sides of the frame as in the completeness of all the clones lack. We hope the series will explore their destinies as they should, thanks to a story that we hope to put together intelligently.
The story punctuated by some unexpected twists (but also others a little more predictable) hits the spot. During its first two chapters, The Bad Batch presents a solid argument and proves to us that it will be able to exert itself long-lastingly in the universe that George Lucas envisioned. In addition, the arrival of amazing characters and so important to the story reinforces our desire to discover more.
Entertaining without being overly exciting, The Bad Batch has a great plot and goals set from the start. The stakes for the next episode are clear: Hunter and his gang must find their place in a whole new kingdom. , while they themselves are products and servants of the Republic. If that sounds serious enough, we still trust Disney to provide the right touch of humor to lighten the tone of the series.
The first episode gives us the overall impression of a sense of suspense and controlled action, as well as an amazing sense of attachment. We don’t really see any significant familiar faces in those early episodes other than the horrific Emperor Palpatine, but that won’t be long before. After all, cameos abound in the franchise.
However, we must admit that starting the adventure all over again by focusing it on a new face. This will no doubt allow the series to break free from the seriousness of the saga, while offering a more ambitious reinterpretation of the universe. It remains to be seen if this is the path The Bad Batch will take for the rest of the season.