IN REVIEW: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: SEASON 7 – Victory and Death

Star Wars: The Clone Wars delivers a heartbreaking finale with some nice foreshadowing

Synopsis: Ahsoka and Rex must use their wit and skills to survive the turbulent end of the Clone Wars.

 

The Story

Having freed Rex from the inhibitor device, which was forcing him to enact order 66. Ahsoka and Rex now need to escape from the ship and get to safety, but neither one of them is too thrilled at the prospect of having to fire on Clone Troopers that they both served with during the war. Together they concoct a plan to get to the ship’s hanger in hopes that Maul will have proved enough of a diversion to diminish the troops that they must fight in order to get to a ship.

In order for their plan to have a prayer of working. Ahsoka and Rex have the help of three mech droids who manipulate the various lifts and platforms on the hanger in order to prevent the clones from getting to them. Sadly the plan is far from perfect and Ahsoka and Rex are left with little choice but to take out their former brothers and sisters in arms.

 

The Voice Acting

Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker do a fantastic job of conveying the despair of what Ahsoka and Rex must do in order to survive. There’s a brilliant moment where they are trying to come up with a plan to get off the ship and both pretty much say that they do not want to kill any of the clone troopers. Rex is especially conflicted about it given that he knows these soldiers inside and out. While Ahsoka also feels conflicted because she was their commander. The emotion that both actors manage to convey in this one scene is brilliant and gets paid off with a few rather poignant scenes at the close of the episode.

 

Overall

 

This finale was really well thought out and delivers both the heartbreak and hell of the clone wars. There were some great moments such as Maul destroying the ships hyperdrive as well as the battle in which Rex and Ahsoka are given little choice to wage in order to escape certain death. There is no shortage of lightsaber action, but it is the quieter moments that really speak to the viewer.

The closing moment, which sees Darth Vader and some stormtroopers land on the planet and finds Ahsoka’s lightsaber amid the burial site of a great many clones sets things up wonderfully and is a great bit of foreshadowing for the meeting that Ahsoka has with Vader in Star Wars: Rebels.

Overall. A wonderful finale to what has been an awesome series.

 

10
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: SEASON 7 – Victory and Death
  • Story
    10
  • Voice Acting
    10
  • Animation
    10
  • Incidental Music
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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