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The series has now come full circle...,
This review is from: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 [HD] (Amazon Instant Video)
I can remember seeing the announcement trailer for the clone wars way back before anyone knew anything about what we were about to experience. I can remember pretty vividly sitting at the theaters watching Star Wars The Clone Wars with my friends, and I have absolutely enjoyed each season after that theatrical experience. Now here we are 5 seasons later, each season has been amazing, and season after season they somehow manage to keep getting better and better. I am writing this review after having now seen the entire 5th season and I must say that it has not only been better than the last 4 seasons, but it has managed to take the series to a whole new level.
The show this season has been heavily based on continuing the story, and not only that but it has started to end characters and their part in the Clone Wars. This season has been all about story arcs and taking the show to the next level in the Clone Wars. As the season comes to a close you can really see it leading up to Episode III, you can see everything start to unfold, and what does that mean for our favorite characters like Ahsoka? Well with out spoiling anything by the end of the finale you will know how it all comes together. This season has had 2 of my favorite episodes, they were made with amazing quality, myself and my friends sat in astonishment at some of the events that unfolded, and by the end of the finale I had tears starting to swell in my eyes which is something that rarely happens in an episode of the Clone Wars.
The journey has started to come to it's end, and with the way this season ended it could have very well been the last, but we know there is more to come. I couldn't help but reflect on the events that have happened and the adventures that the characters have all gone through starting with the movie. The Grand Army of the Republic finally bears a resemblance to the evil empire we know it will soon become, the show has fleshed out the events prior to Episode IV better than the prequel trilogy did in many respects, you walk away from the end of this thinking to yourself "it all makes sense now, I know why Anakin did what he did".
I really reflected on the events of the movie when Anakin meets Asoka for the first time, and as the two of them walk away together Obi-Wan says "Let's just hope Anakin is ready for this responsibility." And Yoda replies saying "Ready he is, to teach an apprentice. To let go of his pupil, a greater challenge it will be." Now here at the end of season 5 we now see this unfold, what a great series this has been, what a great season, and what a great finale. It ended unlike any episode prior, I get the same tears in my eyes thinking about the final moment, and then the screen fading to black, and the credits coming for the first time in silence...
May the force be with you, always...