Star Wars Resistance "The Recruit" Review

A new Star Wars cartoon has aired this month called 'Star Wars Resistance'.

The cartoon focuses on a younger character who wants to be the best pilot in the entire galaxy.

The cartoon is set a few years before Star Wars: The Force Awakens and focuses on the rising tension between the Resistance and The First Order.

The main character of Star Wars Resistance is an eager pilot by the name of Kazuda Xiono.

Poe Dameron recruits him into the Resistance and his first task is to be a spy.

The first and second episodes pretty much show us that he's a rookie and will need to learn a lot of skills before he'll be able to be a productive member of the Resistance.

So what do I think about Star Wars Resistance? Well let's talk about the anime style of animation first.

Many people have criticized the visual style of this TV show, but I did not mind the look of the series. Sure it looks different, but I'm a fan of anime and didn't mind the look of the characters.

However after watching the first two episodes, I noticed the animation started to look more like a video game than an actual cartoon.

For some reason, I feel this show looks like the HD version of 'The Wind Waker' video game that was released on the Wii U console a few years ago.

It's not too bad once you get used to the look of the cartoon though.

As for the first two episodes, I was surprised that there was hardly any action scenes yet.

The only action sequence in the first two episodes was at the beginning when a couple of X-Wings were battling a red TIE Interceptor.

The rest of the episode is just about Kazuda trying to fit in once Poe Dameron (Oscar Issac) starts to recruit him in his first mission.

Kazuda is supposed to find out more info about The First Order, but his eager attitude prevents him from fitting in without being noticed lots of times.

As for episode 2, the series pay homage to the pod-racing sequences in The Phantom Menace because Kazuda gets his own crappy spaceship and needs to compete in a race. The show even includes the same commentators from The Phantom Menace.

Due to the show having a lack of action, it adds lots of humor that is hit and miss in my opinion.

I understand this show is aimed for kids, but the humor didn't really make me laugh for the majority of the time.

I've only seen the first two episodes so hopefully the series shows more action in the near future.

Kazuda as a main character is okay, although he still needs to do more in order for me to like him. Right now, he's pretty useless since he needs help from everyone around him at the moment.

Anyway, Star Wars Resistance is a show that I will try and watch each and every week. The first two episodes were kind of boring, but hopefully more things happen in future episodes.

Verdict: 6.5/10

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