New Star Wars Series Has A Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi has a perfect 100% Critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi has achieved the much-desired 100% Critics Score on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating that it is currently receiving universal praise. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 16 professional critics (including those from The Hollywood Reporter and CNN.com) have given the latest Disney+ Star Wars show a perfect score, while its audience score is nearly as high at 95%. At times, the disparity between professional critics’ scores and audience scores can be quite stark, so the near-match between the two for Tales of the Jedi is pretty telling of its quality.
It probably helps that Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi was created by Dave Filoni (who also acted as supervising director), the beloved creator behind The Clone Wars, Star Wars Resistance, and The Bad Batch. Perhaps more than anyone other than George Lucas, Dave Filoni has steered the creative narrative of the franchise, introducing fan-favorite characters like Ahsoka Tano, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and incorporating characters from other works like Grand Admiral Thrawn into the series proper. As such, it is unsurprising that fans and critics alike are enthused about his latest contribution to the franchise from a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, unlike Dave Filoni’s previous works, is an anthology show, with each episode covering different, semi-related stories from the prequel era of the franchise. Each episode tells a different tale from the time period in and around the Clone Wars, involving previously established characters like Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein), Count Dooku (Corey Burton), and Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter).
Pretty much all of the voice actors from his previous series have returned to reprise their characters, which must be pretty thrilling for fans who have come to associate Matt Lanter with Anakin Skywalker as much as Hayden Christensen, and have some strong thoughts about the casting of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka.
Not coincidentally, Dave Filoni’s next Star Wars show will star Rosario Dawson as the live-action version of Ahsoka first introduced in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. While there was some controversy over Dawson being cast over Ashley Eckstein, there was also more than enough enthusiasm for her portrayal of the character to greenlight a solo Disney+ series, set to premiere in 2023.
As of right now, Hayden Christensen has been announced to be returning as Anakin Skywalker for the series, much as he did for the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi show.
For decades after the conclusion of the original series in 1983, Star Wars fans have been fascinated with the details of the Jedi Order prior to their attempted extermination. While the George Lucas-led prequel series revealed much, it is really Dave Filoni’s work with The Clone Wars that painted a deeper and more emotionally complex picture of the downfall of the Jedi, as well as their culture, principles, and trials. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is continuing that narrative and giving people exactly the kind of stories they want to see, and it seems the critical score reflects that.