Review | Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Episode 11: Devil’s Deal)
In episode 11 “Devil’s Deal”, The Bad Batch impresses with its magnificent animation and compelling story!
It’s Friday so it’s time for the new episode of The Bad Batch! This one is entitled ‘Devil’s Deal.’
This episode takes a different approach. Indeed, the story follows the Syndulla family while The Bad Batch only makes a cameo appearance. So yes, Cham is back along with a young Hera. And Chopper is there too. It just feels great to see these characters again! Especially Hera, she was one of my favorite characters in Star Wars Rebels. So it’s interesting to see her life before she left Ryloth. Right from the start, she was already a rebel following in her parents’ footsteps. Plus, we meet Hera’s mother. I love the interactions between the Syndullas and how each one deals with the Empire controlling their planet.
This week also marks the return of Senator Orn Free Taa who once again shows he only cares about his interests and not his people. He’s so despicable.
The story is all about the Syndullas dealing with the Empire’s presence. I find this extremely compelling. It’s the beginning of the rebellion for Ryloth. There are also some great action scenes at the end. And because it’s a 2-part episode, it ends with a cliffhanger. It only makes me more excited for next week’s episode!
The Bad Batch has delivered the most visually beautiful episode in Star Wars animation. The sky shots are absolutely magnificent. There are so many details and colors. It’s a work of art.
Orn Free Taa, Cham, and Gobie, who had all appeared in The Clone Wars, got an updated model. That’s what the animation team has done with every character since the final season of The Clone Wars. These updated models look even better!
Chopper and Hera got their Clone Wars-style animation treatment for the first time. Chopper is perfect! Once again, this episode features a big crowded scene and I’m impressed to see how far the animation has gone over the years.
This is one of my favorite episodes of Star Wars animation. The Bad Batch continues to impress with its magnificent animation and its compelling story!
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