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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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This is a great review and also touches on my complaints about Episode 7: it just felt like a shitty remake of Episode 4. They couldn't even be bothered to come up with a unique existential threat - just Death Star 3.
If 4 never existed, then I would've enjoyed 7 more. But you're right that 7 just felt like a modernized remake of 4.
 

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I thought Ep 7 felt like a modernized remix of all the OT. Not so much remake of any particular film.
 

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I was ok with Ep 7 because it felt like they were trying to establish that the new movies weren't going to be like the prequels. It was Star Wars again.

In retrospect it doesn't look so good.

This is a great review and also touches on my complaints about Episode 7: it just felt like a shitty remake of Episode 4. They couldn't even be bothered to come up with a unique existential threat - just Death Star 3.
And then in 9, they just...combined Star Destroyers with the Death Star. Why they needed a giant battle station just a year or two before for the same tech? Nah, not explained. How they managed to build literally hundreds of them, in secret, on an inaccessible planet, without access to external resources (the original Death Stars nearly bankrupted the entire Empire)? Nah, not explained.

The whole thing was intensely frustrating.
 
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I was ok with Ep 7 because it felt like they were trying to establish that the new movies weren't going to be like the prequels. It was Star Wars again.

In retrospect it doesn't look so good.



And then in 9, they just...combined Star Destroyers with the Death Star. Why they needed a giant battle station just a year or two before for the same tech? Nah, not explained. How they managed to build literally hundreds of them, in secret, on an inaccessible planet, without access to external resources (the original Death Stars nearly bankrupted the entire Empire)? Nah, not explained.

The whole thing was intensely frustrating.
And how many times now has the Desth Star been destroyed? Like.... it made sense in OT to have two but now they're just retelling the same story.
 

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Finally a solid Boba Fett episode. It just took it...not being about Boba.
 

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Take Boba out, quality goes up...
It is the way.
The contrast really illustrates the problem facing Boba Fett. They took everything cool about Boba and gave it to Mando. Badass armor, quiet sense of menace, cool gadgets, fun action focused jaunts around the galaxy.


Boba could still have some of that, they just haven't used any of it in favor of...whatever it is they're trying to set up.
 

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I think when they were writing this, they must have realised it wasn't going anywhere, so we get Mando ex machina, to save Boba and the series.
 

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My problem with B-fet is I can't answer these 2 question "who the hell is this guy and why should I give a shit." Seriously, he seems to want to take over the planet because, why? All the flashback scenes try and fill in his back story and make us root for him, but fail because he doesn't seem to exist as a person outside of being taken prisoner once and/or was a child on a water planet. Maybe the books or comics explain something, but having to have prior knowledge to give a shit rarely works. Mando wasn't a great show, but you knew who he was very early on.

Like I said earlier, station eleven nails this. After the first episode you know who the main characters are, and you can emphasize with their struggles.
 

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Very early on, you know that Peacemaker loves hair metal, and his penith is lesbian...
That's snappy character development.
 

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