[WARNING: Contains spoilers for the second episode of Star Wars Visions.] Well folks, Star Wars Visions is here, and reviews are rolling in. As I feared, the series truly does appear to be falling into the “love it or hate it” category. Reactions range from “refreshing” and “inspiring” to “mediocre” and “meh.” Within the series there is one episode in particular, though, that seems to be polarizing the fan base more than any other. “Tatooine Rhapsody,” it seems, is joining a dubious list with the The Last Jedi as one of most divisive Star Wars offerings in the franchise.
Star Wars Visions got off to an incredible start with the Kurosawa-inspired episode “The Duel.” The simple, understated animation perfectly fused Japanese samurai culture with Star Wars. For many, however, the series quickly went downhill with “Tatooine Rhapsody.” The more traditionally-styled anime short told the story of a young Jedi padawan that joins a rock band, with a wig-wearing Hutt. Yes, you read that correctly.
“Tatooine Rhapsody”: the worst of Star Wars Visions?
#StarWarsVisions episodes, in order from “Goddamn, that was awesome!” to “It was ok.”
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— J. Mendoza (@pirate_atomsk) September 24, 2021
Sure, sure, some love the cutesy, musical escapade through the galaxy far, far away. Notwithstanding, as folks post more and more reviews, the episode is rapidly finding its way to the bottom of the series rankings, or worse. Fans once again find themselves divided as “Tatooine Rhapsody” joins the likes of The Last Jedi in fueling fishers in the fan base:
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— Lon Harris (@Lons) September 22, 2021
Some love the music. Others, like a lot of Boba Fett fans, couldn’t stand “Tatooine Rhapsody.” One commenter felt that seeing Boba Fett appearing like a child wearing a too-big-for-him costume was an insult to the character’s recent, triumphant return in The Mandalorian. if you’re a fan of Joseph Gordo-Levitt, on the other hand, his character is joy to watch.
Sooo this may be my favorite Star Wars *anything* in a really long time!!! It is 1000% canon in my book 😊 I love the setup and the world of music in Star Wars.
— Frank (@TheCBMM1) September 24, 2021
Personally I just couldn’t get into this episode. I mean… a Hutt. With a wig. *sigh*
Love it or hate it, Star Wars Visions is here to stay. All episodes are available now on Disney+.