Series Review: Star Wars: The Bad Batch

A non-spoiler review for the Disney+ Star Wars animated show, The Bad Batch.


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The Bad Batch poster, a Disney+ series featuring Clone Force 99, aka Bad Batch.

The Bad Batch is a Star Wars animated series, with a 7.8/10 from IMDb, an 87% Rotten Tomatoes score, and an 86% from Google reviewers. The Bad Batch has two seasons on Disney+, and the second season is still airing new episodes. 

IMDb briefly describes the series, “The ‘Bad Batch’ of elite and experimental clones make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars.” A group of genetically unique, cloned soldiers make their way through the galaxy after a war in which their ally cloned soldiers turned on and defeated their former ally, the Jedi. Now that the Jedi have fallen, the Empire is taking over, and the Bad Batch is considered an enemy for not being on the Empire’s side.

I think that The Bad Batch is overall a decent series. The animation, especially in season two, is very well done. Anyone can watch and enjoy it, but the show targets young teenagers and tween audiences. The show is enjoyable and exciting to watch when you do not have much else and want to try something new. It is not a bad show by any means, but for the most part, it is like a cartoon for “old kids.” It may be difficult for people outside the designated age range to enjoy the show, but it is still something to try if you like Star Wars and Sci-fi films. I recommend watching the first few episodes of The Bad Batch to see if you like it. If you enjoy it, I also recommend a similar style series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Though there is a storyline, The Bad Batch is mostly action involving the Bad Batch, a group of experimental soldiers. Sometimes, the episodes feel like fillers and can be a bit bland. As I stated earlier, it is something to watch when there is not much else. Overall, I give The Bad Batch an 8.2/10.