3. Star Wars: Visions – Episode 3: The Twins
“The Twins” is a riot of color with a plot that’ll leave viewers wanting more of this story. The premise? Two siblings clash over the direction of their lives in an epic duel on their spaceship. Oh, and these twins were raised by the Dark Side!
Yes, this short film like “The Elder” and “The Duel,” is primarily centered on a fight, but like “Lop and Ochō,” it’s also about legacy, choices, and two siblings on opposing sides. However, in “Twins,” Karre and Am aren’t in a struggle over good and evil, they’re in a struggle over the freedom to decide their own fate.
Karre is indifferent to the Empire and the Resistance, he could care less about their fight. All he wants is for himself and his sister, Am, to be free of the choices others have made for them both, so he steals their Kyber crystal to prevent her death. Cue a grandiose confrontation involving a lightsaber and a weaponized battle suit.
“The Twins” exudes cool. From the character designs to the fight sequence, it is a non-stop ride of a short film that uses every minute of its runtime to its advantage. And its conclusion leaves room for more story in this universe. One where Karre goes on a search to find Am who he believes to be the key to figuring out their purpose.
This is another episode I hope we see more from in the future.
Animation studio: Trigger
Runtime: 17 minutes
Synopsis: Twins raised by the Dark Side clash when their differing views on how to move forward toward their destiny puts them on disparate sides. In an epic battle, the two fight for control not only of the direction of their lives but also of a power source that could destroy them both.
- Neil Patrick Harris as Karre
- Alison Brie as Am
- Jonathan Lipow as B-20N
- Junya Enoki as Karre
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Am
- Tokuyoshi Kawashima as B-20N