On the morning of August 15th, 2008, I went to go to my local movie theater to see The Clone Wars film that set up the the animated series that has two episodes left before completing what George set out to complete: five season of a Star Wars animated series. Unfortunately, I saw one of the early showings that had plenty of little kids and their moms. As a movie goer, I love going during the day because I avoid having to deal with loud people. Not only was my movie going experience terrible but the movie ended up being a childish.
A few times I’ve driven myself away from the TV series because I felt that I was too old watching it but moments like the end of season one or this episode make up for all the childish marketing to bring in another generation of younglings. Obviously for those who have seen the movies, we knew the day would come that Ahsoka would turn to the dark side or be killed in battle. As I mentioned before, there are two episodes left and Anakin’s padawan doesn’t have much of a chance to survive.
“Courage begins by trusting oneself.”
After last week when Ahsoka finds and puts into custody the woman responsible for the Jedi Temple attack, she has to get back to business as usual continuing on with her duties. Unfortunately, she finds out that there is a trap set for her as the episode prompt says the following:
“As the Republic military takes over the Temple bombing case, Ahsoka finds herself at odds with Admiral Tarkin.”
Personally, I don’t find putting up one-sided reviews of The Clone Wars to be far going from episode to episode because it doesn’t introduce interesting discussion but instead this episode needs not extra introduction or debate as the trailer and episode sets up for exactly what I’ve been waiting for since I walked into that movie theater back in August of 2008. Between the dramatic sequences especially the heart crushing one at the end of the episode, director Danny Keller set pace with the script writer Charles Murray to create one of the most heart-wrenching episodes in the series.
When you come to watch the episode, you’ll understand the tempo continues as expected but I felt that Charles Murray played down the show’s primary demographic’s intelligence by making certain dialog sequences or actions clearly obvious that I felt like I was being pandered to instead of offering subliminal storytelling that George Lucas is known, but not well-known, for. Some of the voice acting during this week’s episode felt off as Tom Kane seemed to break away from Yoda’s voice and instead used his normal voice without really being noticed. Again, most kids probably won’t notice it but as an older fan of the series I felt a little disappointed that it was updated before the episode came out.
To wrap all of this up, “The Jedi Who Knew Too Much” is an episode that the older Star Wars fans have been watching the series for but that young adult demographic probably will feel a little insulted with the narrative hand-holding. I can’t wait to see what next week’s “To Catch a Jedi” and the season finale on March 2nd “The Wrong Jedi” will bring to wrap up the season and perhaps Ahsoka’s story.