First reviews of Ahsoka: The series pays homage to the Star Wars universe, critics say

Critics’ responses to Ahsoka, Latest live events star Wars The series on Disney+ are pretty fresh so far, but feedback on the pace has been lukewarm. Rosario Dawson He shines as the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano, and the late actor’s charismatic performance Ray Stephensonwho died in May after filming ended, has influenced critics.

The story is from the writer and director Dave Filonitakes place after the fall of the Galactic Empire, and follows Ahsoka as she pursues Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsenreprising the role he voiced in the animated series Star Wars: Rebels). the Star Wars: The Clone Wars The animated theatrical film introduced Ahsoka, a Togruta, as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan student. A later animated series of the same name saw the character grow into a powerful Jedi Knight. rebels She finds Ahsoka mired in the Rebel Alliance’s actions as they prepare for war with the Empire.

The character made the jump to live-action with Dawson in the hit Disney+ series role The MandalorianFrom the creator of the series, Jon Favreau, starring Pedro Pascal. She also appeared in the films Favreau and Filoni Mandalorian occasional series Boba Fett bookStarring Temera Morrison and Ming Na Wen.

The cast of the new series also includes Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Iman Esfandi, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Tennant, Ivana Sakhno, Genevieve O’Reilly, Diana Lee InosantoAnd Hayden Christensen.

Here’s what the critics are saying about the first season Star Wars: Ahsoka:


How does serial rate in star Wars being?

This series looks like star Wars Thanks to perfectly combined humor, epic lightsaber battles, and high-stakes emotional stories. It looks like live action rebels from U.S The Mandalorian spin-offs, but that’s not a bad thing.
Tessa Smith, Geeky Mama

the star Wars the TV show we’ve been waiting for, Ahsoka It is an amazing addition to the saga, with an exceptional cast and perfect movement that will take your breath away. this. He is. star Wars.
Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.com

At least we still have Andor.
Ben Travers, IndieWire

Members Clone Wars And rebels You’ll appreciate this live-action continuation of Dave Filoni’s saga, while newcomers should dig into the promise of a different kind of power struggle.
Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine

This show will be your must-watch Star Wars show every week.
Julian Little, Geek Girl Riot

If you’ve been a longtime Star Wars fan and are feeling a little let down by the latest offering, Ahsoka should not only reignite your enthusiasm for the franchise, but set it all on fire.
Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles Film Files


How is Rosario Dawson in the series?

Rosario Dawson Star Wars: Ahsoka Season 1

Dawson elevates your attention beyond “Star Wars” in every way. She’s even outgrown the scalp growths she inherited from the cartoon character, which look exactly what they are: a dangling pair of rubber sacs.
Mike Hale, The New York Times

“They found the perfect actor for the role in Rosario Dawson.”
Max Covel, it’s the pictures

Rosario Dawson’s compelling performance is a true force of nature.
MN Miller, Nerd Alert


How’s the rest of the cast?

Ray Stevenson and Ivana Sakhno in the first season of Ahsoka

Bylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and Shane Hati (Ivana Sakhno) (Photo by Lucasfilm)

A nice series first and foremost, albeit filled with interesting potential characters, plus an exceptional anchoring performance from the late Ray Stevenson, whose charismatic presence here left me moved.
Dan Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter

The action and visuals are amazing, but the new cast is so uncompromising in their portrayal of the stellar cast of characters that made Dave Filoni’s animated series worth continuing.
Samantha Nelson, IGN Movies

Ahsoka’s greatest triumph lies in how easily Rebels’ characters can be brought into live-action. Thanks to its ensemble cast, the series feels emotionally identical to its animated predecessor without repeating what made it work so well.
Hayden Mears, TV Line

Star Wars: Ahsoka It features a great cast, amazing special effects, a captivating storyline, and a magnetic role of Ivana Sakhno
MN Miller, Nerd Alert


How is the production in general?

Filoni has been with Ahsoka Tano every step of the way and the series is in good hands.
Daniel Sulzman, Sulzy in the movies

With high highs but also low lows of exciting pauses and a slow pace, Ahsoka It either attracts the fandom – or drives them away by force. Revolutions are built on hope. Let’s hope so Ahsoka built on itself.
Kristi Cronan, Alwasian Breeding

There are many wonderful moments when star Wars The spirit runs wild and Filoni evokes original inspiration from the samurai films, but his ingenuity in creating animated 22-minute episodes doesn’t translate into 45-55 minutes of live-action. [Full review in Spanish]
Jorge Rivera Rubio, QiiBO

Ahsoka’s first two episodes struggle a bit, but in the end, they develop characters, relationships, and stories enough that we’re very hopeful that the rest of the season will be as stellar as we all want it to be.
Germain Lussier, io9.com


Any final thoughts?

No matter how hard it strives for widespread accessibility, it’s a sequel that will be of fundamental interest to established audiences.
Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

These first two episodes of Ahsoka, which make up a quarter of the season, are a bit slow but hopefully they will prove effective in setting the table for an exciting adventure.
Mark Miszoros, The News Herald (Willoughby, OH)

The best players in the first two episodes? [Composer] Kevin Keener, Robots, and Polluting Cats. Ahsoka is quite difficult at first but given the abundance of rich characters and story details at play, hopefully the show will find its groove as it goes along.
Perry Nemiroff, Perry Nemiroff (Youtube)

Ahsoka may suffer from the same story issues The MandalorianWe’ve been dealt with in the latest season, but die-hard fans might be willing to overlook them if Endgame is a satisfying conclusion…
Maggie Lovett, Collider



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Star Wars: Ahsoka: Season One
(2023)
Premieres Tuesday, August 22 at 6 p.m Disney +.


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