Crisis on Naboo! Really pleased with the episode!Well, sorry I've been gone for so long, but I'm back now and ready to tackle all three of these reviews to tonight!
One of the best quotes of this season at the beginning, it really rang more of a truth in real life than the rest. I liked seeing so many of the coolest Jedi in one room! I love most of Yoda's lines! Today he had one of the good ones. I love Embo!!! Sorry, back to the review, haha. Seriously though, I've grown to like a lot of these bounty hunters more through the past few episodes. With exception to Moralo. He was cool at the beginning, but he made my least favorite characters list, which is very short, so it takes a lot to get on that list.
Naboo is one of the most beautiful planets in the Star Wars galaxy, and I would love to live there! I think they did a very good job with portraying the beauty in this episode through incredible animation, which has, undoubtedly, gotten a lot better through the four years it's been up!
I loved the new outfits in this episode. I liked Bane's disguise. About half way through the two senate commando's conversation that I got that one of them was in disguise. Even though it was animation, the fireworks were still incredible and jaw dropping! I thought it was very clever when they switched the chancellor for the bounty hunter! However, during this scene, Embo was standing to the right of Twazzi, then they switched spots in the split second that they were off camera. Bane is always good with exits!
The third person talking of "Moralo Eval" was very annoying! I love bounty hunter fighting scenes! And so the truth is finally revealed. How blind these bounty hunters were, lucky for "Moralo" Dooku figured it out... But lucky for a happy ending, Obi-Wan figured out what Dooku had figured out... I like what they are doing with Anakin, putting doubts in his mind about the council, even Obi-Wan.
The chancellor's arrogance was disgusting. I love duels between Anakin and Dooku, because they continue to remind us that the Jedi are not all powerful, and, though Anakin may be the chosen one, he still is also not all powerful. Anakin pulled off some pretty cool moves in this episode though! The part with the chair was especially cool! And just when you think it's all over an the good side has won, Dooku sends his opponent, electrocuted, flying into a pillar high up in the air, yet he's able to get up and keep fighting? That part bugged me a bit.
And then again you think it's over and the bad guys have won, when Anakin and Obi-Wan come in and save the day one last time!! I love twist endings, though I wish we could have seen the chancellor kidnapped and another episode to show his rescue. Although this would have caused a subtraction of another episode from the season, and I'm sure you're already pulling out your list of episodes you'd like that one to be by now, but honestly, I really wouldn't change a thing this season! Except for maybe just having 23 episodes and a five part arc here, haha.
Overall it was a great episode and I can't wait to see more like this! But it saddens me to realize that there are only a few episodes left :'( As for this arc measuring up to it's two four part predecessors, I think it was up in the ranks, but the other two are still much better in a few ways. Well, until next time, MTFBWY!!!!!!