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Boba was just.....it was something. I really enjoyed the Tusken lore but thought the central storyline was aimless. At first he wanted to be a good leader and by the end of the show, they end just killing off all the other crime bosses anyways.

Robert Rodriguez just can't help himself with the cheesy lines and cyberpunk kids. If the show continues, hope those kids get nerfed. There is just something about his episodes that feel cheap.

With that said, I highly enjoyed the Book of Mando episodes. I just wish Bryce Dallas Howard or Filoni would've directed the finale.

The Filoni episodes are the best, by far, and he clearly understands how to shoot and tell a good Star Wars story.
 

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I'll put it out there... Death, Taxes and Star Wars fans complaining. Empire Strikes Back is a masterpiece, but we all look past some glaring schmaltz and droning dialogue. Yoda was Cookie Monster, for fucks' sake. Somehow Star Wars fans became too high brow to replicate that ability to find good.

Life's too short. Sure there were stretches of the series when I started flipping through my phone, but the finale fight scenes were strong. They also continued to parallel classic Western series tropes, which I really enjoy.

Don't want to go spoiler crazy, but:
1. Feels like Grogu chose the armor but will soon switch allegiance back to the light saber and continue his training.


2. There will always be Grogu in a starring role with the Filoni and Favreau series. Grogu merch flies off the shelves. You have to sit and watch these with a kid under 12 years old, then you get it.

3. The bionic aspect introduced with this series allow characters to be killed and brought back in perpetuity. I'm stoked to see where they go with it.
 

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Oof. Grogu pulling a Jamie Lannister would be awful.
 

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Oof. Grogu pulling a Jamie Lannister would be awful.

Family vs. Training Discipline. This theme is happening with or without you. Luke did the same thing in Empire Strikes Back!
 

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Family vs. Training Discipline. This theme is happening with or without you. Luke did the same thing in Empire Strikes Back!
Eh, circumstances are different. Luke left his friends to go train, then went back to them to save them. There was a clear purpose behind it, he wasn't changing his mind on a whim.

Grogu left his friends to go train, then chose to return to them simply because he wanted to. There was no reason or deeper purpose beyond that (that we know of at this point, though he coincidentally helped save them in that episode). Which is totally fine. Everyone has tried something at some point in their lives and then decided they'd rather go back to where they were before. Hell, hundreds of thousands of college-aged kids do this ever year. Professionals, too.

The awful part would be if Grogu continues changing his mind every other season for no apparent reason. It'd be like a college kid going to school then dropping out to be home every other year. Or a professional bouncing back and forth between two companies every other year without an incentive to do so. These just aren't things that people do :chuckle:
 

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I have a love/hate relationship with Star Wars. The nostalgic aspect of the series makes me want to love it but the actual quality of a lot of the movies, at least, has been really lacking, IMO.

I go in now with low expectations and hope to be pleasantly suprised.
 

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Finished Boba Fett

I don’t have much to add that others haven’t said. Weird that it was such a thin plot around the title character that they needed Mando, Grogu, Luke and Ashoka to stretch it. There were definitely cool moments (Boba Fett riding a rancor was awesome). I never watched the clone wars so I don’t care a ton about Cad Bane and I was never a Boba Fett groupie.

Overall it was fine. Not as good as Mandalorian. I’m still geeked for Obi Wan.
 

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I'll put it out there... Death, Taxes and Star Wars fans complaining. Empire Strikes Back is a masterpiece, but we all look past some glaring schmaltz and droning dialogue. Yoda was Cookie Monster, for fucks' sake. Somehow Star Wars fans became too high brow to replicate that ability to find good.

Life's too short. Sure there were stretches of the series when I started flipping through my phone, but the finale fight scenes were strong. They also continued to parallel classic Western series tropes, which I really enjoy.

Don't want to go spoiler crazy, but:
1. Feels like Grogu chose the armor but will soon switch allegiance back to the light saber and continue his training.


2. There will always be Grogu in a starring role with the Filoni and Favreau series. Grogu merch flies off the shelves. You have to sit and watch these with a kid under 12 years old, then you get it.

3. The bionic aspect introduced with this series allow characters to be killed and brought back in perpetuity. I'm stoked to see where they go with it.
Nobody hates Star Wars as much as Star Wars fans.
 

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I still think it's moronic that Grogu is a 50 year old baby: socially, maturity-wise, and even physically. It's just dumb. Yes, Yodas live a long time. But I don't see why they stay as a fucking baby for 50 years. He's adorable, my kids love him, but it's gotten to be an old schtick to me.
 

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Finished Boba Fett

I don’t have much to add that others haven’t said. Weird that it was such a thin plot around the title character that they needed Mando, Grogu, Luke and Ashoka to stretch it. There were definitely cool moments (Boba Fett riding a rancor was awesome). I never watched the clone wars so I don’t care a ton about Cad Bane and I was never a Boba Fett groupie.

Overall it was fine. Not as good as Mandalorian. I’m still geeked for Obi Wan.
Oh you simply must watch the Clone Wars.

Cad Bane and Hondo Ohnaka are the best.
 

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I know some of you have grit your teeth through this thing.


By far, George Lucas's biggest career mistake. And we are talking about George Lucas here. Just finishing it now. If you like taking shots at bad movies like The Room... wow. You are about to enjoy yourself.

Personal highlights for me:


5. Hologram gymnastics. Just no, with a side of how.

4. Harvey Korman plays a four armed alien Julia Child. It might be the second best part.

3. Spoiler... Chewbacca's grey haired father watches VR porn, and we are all fine with it.

2. The introduction of Boba Fett to the Star Wars Universe is actually trippy as fuck.

1. The ratio of actual dialogue to wookie yawping without the aid of closed captioning is jaw-dropping.



...and then there's Maude.
 

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I know some of you have grit your teeth through this thing.


By far, George Lucas's biggest career mistake. And we are talking about George Lucas here. Just finishing it now. If you like taking shots at bad movies like The Room... wow. You are about to enjoy yourself.

Personal highlights for me:


5. Hologram gymnastics. Just no, with a side of how.

4. Harvey Korman plays a four armed alien Julia Child. It might be the second best part.

3. Spoiler... Chewbacca's grey haired father watches VR porn, and we are all fine with it.

2. The introduction of Boba Fett to the Star Wars Universe is actually trippy as fuck.

1. The ratio of actual dialogue to wookie yawping without the aid of closed captioning is jaw-dropping.



...and then there's Maude.
I watched this for the first time a few years ago.

I can't even imagine the amount of drugs that were consumed in the making of it.
 

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I know some of you have grit your teeth through this thing.


By far, George Lucas's biggest career mistake. And we are talking about George Lucas here. Just finishing it now. If you like taking shots at bad movies like The Room... wow. You are about to enjoy yourself.

Personal highlights for me:


5. Hologram gymnastics. Just no, with a side of how.

4. Harvey Korman plays a four armed alien Julia Child. It might be the second best part.

3. Spoiler... Chewbacca's grey haired father watches VR porn, and we are all fine with it.

2. The introduction of Boba Fett to the Star Wars Universe is actually trippy as fuck.

1. The ratio of actual dialogue to wookie yawping without the aid of closed captioning is jaw-dropping.



...and then there's Maude.
I was just reading about the production of this and it is the perfect storm of main players not having enough time to do it, but giving enough guidance, without clarification or follow-up, to people with no experience with the genre, to doom it to utter failure.

Highlights:

  • Lucas did not have enough time due to ESB in production. But had enough time to mandate that it be about Wookies and that there would be no subtitles.
  • Lucasfilm was too busy to care, so they gave CBS carte-blanch and access to actors and props... but no oversight.
  • Bruce Vilanch was brought in to write it, but wouldn't do it due to Wookies language concerns.
  • It went through two directors and the first one quit well into production.
  • Eventually, due to people not understanding what the hell Star Wars was about, it was produced by people who did variety shows and only had a Wookie-bible, rather than an outline about the general mythos, to work with.
  • No one thought the idea of a variety show set-up, built around Wookies, who do not speak English, was a bad idea.

And voilá!
 

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