The “Star Wars: Ahsoka” Reviews Are In


The primary critiques are out for Dave Filoni’s extremely anticipated live-action “Star Wars: Ahsoka” collection which premieres this night. The present serves as a live-action continuation of occasions seen within the animated “Star Wars Rebels” collection and Ahsoka’s two appearances up to now within the Mandoverse.

With 42 critiques counted, the collection sits at 81% (7.5/10) on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the second lowest of the “Star Wars” Disney+ live-action collection – above “The Ebook of Boba Fett” (66%), round on par with “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (82%), behind “The Mandalorain” (90%) and method behind “Andor” (96%).

The critiques listed here are appear to be just for the primary two episodes and thus aren’t consultant of the collection as an entire. Nonetheless, there are some commonalities to the reward and criticisms of the brand new collection.

Right here’s a sampling of quotes from the critiques up to now:

“Dawson lifts your consideration above the “Star Wars” of all of it. She even overcomes the scalp appendages she has inherited from the cartoon character, which look precisely like what they’re: a dangling pair of rubber luggage.” – Mike Hale, New York Occasions

“Followers of Clone Wars and Rebels will admire this live-action continuation of Dave Filoni’s saga, whereas newcomers ought to dig its promise of a special sort of Pressure conflict.” – Dan Jolin, Empire

“Ahsoka‘s best triumph lies in how effortlessly it strikes Rebels characters to live-action. Because of its forged, the present feels emotionally symmetrical to its animated predecessor with out blatantly replicating what made it work so effectively.” – Hayden Mears, TV Line

“Regardless of being a part of a canon solely recognized to essentially the most dedicated Star Wars fan, the collection Ahsoka does a great job of world constructing to convey newbies up to the mark with out sacrificing tempo.” – Amy Francombe, London Night Customary

“‘Ahsoka’ [has] a contemporary really feel. It could be brisker, although, if ‘Star Wars’ might simply discover new themes to discover, and achieve this in ways in which don’t require a lot standing round speaking.” – Bob Strauss, SF Chronicle

“A restricted collection in identify solely, that’s so deeply seeped in components of Dave Filoni’s nook of the Star Wars universe that it might show alienating.” – Liz Miller, Consequence

“A collection that’s primarily bland, albeit full of doubtlessly fascinating characters, plus an distinctive anchoring efficiency from the late Ray Stevenson, whose charismatic presence right here left me moved.” – Dan Fienberg, THR

“Finally, it’s that very same feeling of attempting to recapture the previous, be it Rebels or The Clone Wars, that drags Ahsoka down.” – Belen Edwards, Mashable

“Star Wars: Ahsoka” kicks off with a double episode premiere tonight on the Disney+ service ranging from 9pm US-ET/6pm US-PT.