Reasons to watch Clone Wars

I’ve been asked before why I love Clone Wars so much!! I could go on and on about why you should watch Clone Wars, so here is a quick post about it.

 

STAR WARS ARE NOT JUST THE MOVIES :

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There is so much more to Star Wars than the amazing movies! We have books, comics, and incredible shows like Clone Wars and Rebels! And the best thing is that this series (Clone Wars) was created by “The Maker” (C3PO voice) George Lucas himself along side mastermind Dave Filoni.  It takes place as the title states, during the Clone Wars, all the way to the start of Order 66. You will follow the struggles of the Republic against the Separatist army lead by Count Dooku. And YES it is cannon! You can follow this story and not wonder if this is what really happens or just another story in the vast Expanded Universe. The romance, the missions, the fights and conspiracies are incredibly written and acted. I personally love some parts of Clone Wars better than some parts of the prequels (Anakin and Padme’s relationship).

 

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Another reason I love The Clone Wars series so much is that we get to get close and personal with so many stories that in the movies were just too short or we weren’t introduced to. For example, Darth Maul, we only get to see him for a couple of minutes in the movie. But in Clone Wars we get to see his story and it is incredible. From the way he is brought back (after seeing him get cut in half by Obi Wan) , all the way to the first looks at the Dark Saber and now the last scenes in Rebels. It is definitely one of my favorite stories. We really get to understand his journey, his goals, his struggles and his dark passion. His story in the Clone Wars made us understand why he needed that last scene with Obi Wan in Rebels.

AHSOKA TANO & ANAKIN SKYWALKER

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One of my all time favorite characters is introduced in this series. I’m aware that a lot of people don’t like the fact that Anakin has a Padawan or that she was never mentioned in the movies but for me it is the total opposite. Ahsoka becomes an influential character for Anakin’s story. They were very attached, their relationship became much more than that of a Master and his Padawan. It was like a sibling relationship, attachments such as these were not allowed in the Jedi Order. Together they face a lot of adversity and we get to see a lot of Anakin’s trials and struggles that are not seen in the movies. We appreciate his character much more and better understand his eventual turn to the dark side.

MORE STAR WARS NEVER HURTS!

Last, let’s be real the more Star Wars the better!! Clone Wars was not finished as intended but the 6 seasons are available on Netflix. So get some snacks..maybe a drink and let the BINGE begin!! Enjoy it and fall in love with Star Wars all over again!

Keep in mind Clone Wars is not in order for the first episodes on Netflix but you can find the right chronological order here through the official Star Wars website.

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P.S: If you are looking to watch some, but not all the episodes (since it’s a lot) because you’re just dying to watch Rebels check out this Nerdist article written by one of my favorites, Amy Ratcliffe on Essential Clone Wars Episodes to watch. And no worries, Clone Wars was renewed on Netflix and is not leaving any time soon.

 

Season 3 of Rebels!

So this is the post that has delayed me from publishing my blog! I love the Star Wars Rebels and  the Clone Wars series. I’ve watched Clone Wars around 5 times from beginning to end. I don’t want to say I am reviewing the episodes because I believe they are all great but wanna give my reactions and thoughts. I’ve had friends ask me for opinions or ask me what episodes to watch so I started writing about it. I will soon post more reviews but since Star Wars Celebration just finished and there is so much to discuss about Rebels I want to get started!!

I am starting with a quick look at some of my favorite parts from Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels!

— If you haven’t watched the last season you do not want to read this post–
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Like I said this is not a whole review just a quick recap of some of my favorite parts of Season 3

Episode 1-
It starts with Steps into Shadow which was a great 2 part opener for the season. Loved how it started with Ezra using the Holocron and being so confused. It makes you question if Ezra will choose the Dark Side.

Another great moment is

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Kanan meeting Bendu! Bendu is this amazing Force wielder creature that helps Kanan realize that he is in fact a Jedi Knight! That he doesn’t need his sensor marker or his eyes to see. That he is able use other senses instead. Bendu becomes such an important character for Kanan and Rebels in general! Plus if you watch the trailer for The Last Jedi there is a part where they show what it looks like a Temple underneath some rocks or roots that are very similar to Bendu.

Episode 3- 

In Episode 3 we have the return of Darth Maul. He is looking for the holocrons in search of his fate! I love how we still see Darth Maul frustrated and desperate looking for hope and companionship specially in these moments still calling Ezra his “apprentice”. Also seeing how Kanan is able to see them in that moment (reminded me of Daredevil) was rad!

Episode 5-

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I loved how this episode showed Hera’s family history. We had seen her father in Clone Wars (Season 3) and loved how they brought him back still fighting. Also really enjoyed seeing how Thrawn works and how he is so careful and studies each of his opponents. Knowing their weak points and making sure they know who they are up against.

Episode 11-

This is one of my favorite episodes of the season! I can write a whole post just about this episode. It was incredible!! The effects, the acting, the night sisters as spirits plus the DARK SABER!! This was the beginning for a lot of what happens next in the season and really what is yet to come!

Episodes 12-13:

These episodes were intense!! They were released right after Rogue One premiered and they brought back Saw Gerrera. We had last seen him before in Clone Wars after that sad episode where he lost his sister and didn’t see him back till Rogue One. In Rogue One it was shocking to see how he looked so different!! After I watch the movie I went back and watched the Clone Wars episodes with him and wanted more so I’m glad they are giving us the story of Saw after Clone Wars and before Rogue One. We start realizing that Saw has changed and battle took so much life out of him. We start seeing his frustration, the short temper and the hate against the Empire.

Episode 15-

Another of my favorite episodes!!!! (Expect a post just about this episode too! )  This episode showed us why we love Sabine so much! It was such an emotional episode for her. We saw another side of her that I (personally) was dying to see. Sabine went through training and at the end it was beautiful to see how she let go and opened up!

Episode 16

First of all this Episode was BEAUTIFUL!! The surroundings, the Mandalorian base, etc.. It really felt real and the snow gave it a beautiful touch! Seeing Sabines family was awesome, even though at first I hated her mother! Seeing Sabine defend her family and how she handle the Dark Saber was incredible! This episode really showed us what a long way Sabine has come.

Episode 18-

MON MOTHMA!!!! Wow this episode is really the beginning of the Rebel Alliance!! That ending is phenomenal! I loved every part of this episode and seeing how Mon Mothma is finally becoming that leader that isn’t afraid of anything! Even talking like she did about Chancellor Palpatine! She is the BOSS!!

Episode 20-

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Another episode that deserves just one Blog post about it!! One of my favorite episodes of the whole series!!! This was such an incredible episode. The trials of Darth Maul, the beautiful fight, the ending!! Everything was just PERFECTION!!! Yet again another reason why I was soooo excited to be able to see Dave Filoni at Celebration!! Thank you, Sam W. this was such great acting!! You really gave us such a great and beautiful performance of Maul!

Episodes 21-22

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That Grand Season Finale! It was absolutely great! Way to end the season! Bringing some old characters back, showing us the incredible power of Bendu, seeing Sabine come to help her crew, HOT KALLAUS (LOL) it was everything!! It really reminded me a lot of Rogue One. There was a point where it all seemed lost and there was no way out!

Can’t wait to see what’s next!!!! And after being there for the Rebels Panel I can’t wait to see AHSOKA!!!

—– May The Force Be With You——