Ahsoka First Reviews: Series Honors Star Wars Universe, Critics Say

Critics’ responses Ashoka, Recent live action Star Wars The Disney+ series has been solidly fresh so far, but reviews of the pacing have been lackluster. Rosario Dawson Former Jedi Knight Ahsoka shines as Dano, a charismatic performance from the late actor Ray StevensonThe actor, who died in May after filming, touched critics.

Story, from the writer and showrunner Dave FiloniTakes place after the fall of the Galactic Empire, and follows Ahsoka as she hunts Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars MikkelsenHe reprized his voiced role in the animated series Star Wars: Rebels) The Star Wars: The Clone Wars The animated theatrical film introduced Ahsoka, a Dogruta as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan student. In the subsequent animated series of the same name, the character developed into a strong Jedi Knight. Rebels While preparing for war with the empire, he found an Ashoka engrossed in the activities of the rebel alliance.

The character made her live-action debut alongside Dawson in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian, starring series creator Jon Favreau and Pedro Pascal. He appeared in Favreau and Filoni’s The Mandalorian A spin-off series Boba Fett’s bookStarring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen.

The cast of the new series will also be included Natasha Liu Portiso, Give it to Espandi, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Tennant, Ivanna Sakno, Genevieve O’Reilly, Diana Lee InosantoAnd Hayden Christensen.

Here’s what critics are saying about Season 1 Star Wars: Ahsoka:


How is the rate constant at Star Wars The universe?

This series feels Star Wars Thanks to perfectly integrated comedy, epic lightsaber battles and emotional high-stakes storylines. Feels like a live action Rebels than a The Mandalorian A spin-off, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Tessa Smith, mom’s geek

The Star Wars The TV show we were waiting for, Ashoka A stunning addition to the saga, with an amazing cast and pitch-perfect action that will take your breath away. This is. There is Star Wars.
Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.com

At least we still have “Andor”.
Ben Travers, Indiewire

Fans The Clone Wars And Rebels Dave will appreciate this live-action sequel to Filoni’s saga, while newcomers should dig the promise of a different kind of clash of forces.
Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine

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

If you’re a long-time Star Wars fan who’s feeling a little underwhelmed by the latest offerings, Ahsoka should set you in full fire mode without rekindling your enthusiasm for the franchise.
Geoffrey Lyles, Lyles’ Film Files


How is Rosario Dawson doing in the series?

Inside Rosario Dawson Star Wars: Ahsoka Season 1

Dawson elevates your attention to “Star Wars” above all else. She even breaks out the scalp appendages she inherited from the cartoon character, which are exactly what they seem: a dangling pair of rubber bags.
Mike Hale, New York Times

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

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


How is the rest of the cast?

Ray Stevenson and Ivana Sagno in Season 1 of Ahsoka

Bailon Scholl (Ray Stevenson) and Shin Hattie (Ivana Sagno) (Photo: Lucasfilm)

A series that was primarily bland, but filled with interesting characters, the exceptional anchoring performance of late Ray Stevenson, whose charismatic presence moved me.
Dan Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter

The action and visuals are fantastic, but the new actors have a hard time portraying the amazing cast of characters worthy of continuing Dave Filoni’s animated series.
Samantha Nelson, IGN Movies

Ahsoka’s biggest success lies in how effortlessly it moves the Rebels’ characters to life. Thanks to its cast, the show feels emotionally balanced with its animated predecessors, not blatantly replicating it.
Hayden Myers, TV Line

Star Wars: Ahsoka Amazing cast, stunning special effects, captivating storytelling, Ivana Saknow’s magnetic turn
MN Miller, Nerd Alert


How is the overall production?

Filoni has been with Ashoka Dano every step of the way and the series is in good hands.
Daniel Solzman, Solzi in movies

With dramatic pauses and slow tempos with high highs but low lows, Ashoka Draw fans in – or force them out. Rebellions are built on trust. Let’s hope so Ashoka is built upon the same.
Christy Cronan, Rising Vassians

There are many sweet moments Star Wars The spirit kicks in & Filoni draws inspiration from the original samurai movies, but his ability to create 22-minute animated episodes doesn’t translate to 45-55 live-action minutes. [Full review in Spanish]
Jorge Rivera Rubio, QiiBO

Ahsoka’s first couple of episodes struggle a bit, but in the end, we’re hoping the rest of the season will be as good as we all want it to be, with enough characters, relationships, and stories to build.
Germaine Lussier, io9.com


Any final thoughts?

No matter how hard it strives for widespread accessibility, this will be a sequel that will be of primary interest to established fans.
Nick Shaker, The Daily Beast

These first two episodes of Ahsoka make up a quarter of the season, and while they’re a little slow, I hope they’re useful table setters for a thrilling adventure.
By Mark Mesoros, The News-Herald (Willoughby, OH)

The MVPs of the first two episodes? [Composer] Kevin Kiner, Droids and Loth-Cats. Ashoka is quite difficult to begin with, but with rich characters and story details in the play, the show finds its groove as it progresses.
Perry Nemiroff, Perry Nemiroff (YouTube)

Ashoka may suffer from the same narrative problems The MandalorianThe most recent season of ‘s was handled, but if the finale was a satisfying conclusion, diehard fans might be willing to look out for them…
Maggie Lovitt, Confrontation


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Star Wars: Ahsoka: Season 1
(2023)
Screening on Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm Disney+.


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