We continue our string of reviews regarding the new series related to Star Wars: The Clone Wars with the third episode, On the Wind of Keeradaks. The episode, practically based on mere action, is a real feast for the eyes, leaving the quality we have seen in previous episodes unchanged (1 e 2). We pick up the action where we left off, in the company of Anakin, Bad batch and Commander Rex.

A scene from "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
A scene from "On the Wings of Keeradaks"

Time flywheel?

As the clones try in vain to hold back the Techno Union droids, Anakin finally meets Echo, still anchored to the organization's machinery. The enemies seem to never end and the only solution is to barricade yourself inside the room and hope to last as long as possible. While a lethal yet slow machine takes to the field, our heroes manage to find an escape route thanks to the battered (and cyborgized) Echo, finding themselves first inside the classic air duct, then poised on a catwalk that reminded me terribly FF8. The ambush is not left to wait but the use of Keeradaks manages to bring our heroes "to safety". The Technological Union, however, is determined not to let the fruit of years and years of study escape and, in a terrain that should be neutral, a violent battle breaks out, obviously won by our heroes.

A scene from "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
A scene from "On the Wings of Keeradaks"

Some considerations

The key word for the entire episode is “Action”: between blasters and Force powers, explosions and destroyed droids the 18 minutes of the episode practically fly away. The animations are excellent as always, even if the background fog during the final battle winks at a slightly more limited budget. The opening message was changed from “In War there is no such thing as neutrality” to “Survive is one step in the path to living”. right change, since the first sentence was repeated and shows exhaustion. Also interesting is the last line of speech between Rex and Echo; maybe a twist is lurking in the fourth episode?