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Postby EvaChero » Tue May 25, 2021 9:11 am

I also agree whole heartedly with NTC :wink: The only thing I ever enjoyed from JJ was the series "Fringe" I thought the Jedi/Sith became a bit
over the top powerful with each succeeding installment of the franchise. JMHO YMMV
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Postby EvaChero » Thu May 27, 2021 9:48 am

:D :D :D :D :D
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Postby movieartman » Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:15 pm

Trailer for Star Wars - Visions anime anthology!

Subbed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lle0NNmvIyU

Dubbed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtAsl-0o3O0

Loving the gritty artstyle to this segment.
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This looks very Astro Boy-ish.
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Postby C.T.1290 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:06 pm

I finished watching it on Disney plus. It’s a really good series, and I’m hungry for more. Star Wars and anime? That’s one of the best thing Disney had thought of.
movieartman wrote:This looks very Astro Boy-ish.
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I do agree. This has a major Astro Boy vibe to it.
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Postby movieartman » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:17 pm

The Book of Boba Fett trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOJ1cw6mohw

Been hoping for a Fett project since my early childhood.
Was pissed about the James Mangold (logan, 310 to yuma) Fett movie not happening but this looks more than good enough.

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Postby Gus Hanson » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:31 pm

Caught a little bit of Rise of Skywalker and couldn't help but giggle at how Rey and Poe having an argument takes us back to Han and Leia territory on Empire Strikes Back.
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Postby movieartman » Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:30 am

Anyone watching Book of Boba Fett? General consensus seems to be that it's disappointing up until the last 3 episodes and Robert Rodriguez has apparently completely lost the ability to direct good action.
I am way behind on Mandalorian.

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Postby Natalie the Cat » Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:11 pm

Yeah, in all honesty, it sucked. Instead of it
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being a series that suddenly veers into being a season 2.5 of another show
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Like, the idea was interesting but the series lacked commitment and since it wasn't willing to actually fulfill its premise. So like, they made a show about a crime boss who never does any crime bossing and ended up making half of it about another character entirely. During the pitch phase someone should have just said "this a Disney show that's a spinoff of a show with a cute puking baby who eats bugs. We're not going to do a hard hitting crime drama in space, so let's just not do this at all".


Hopefully the Star Wars D+ experiment turns around and Boba just becomes the Iron Man 2 of The New New Star Wars.

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Postby Zoop » Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:32 am

Boba's backstory was kind of interesting to see although it would probably have worked just as fine as a flashback episode in the mando series, rather than dedicate its own series to it.
A lot felt lackluster, like on paper it all seemed a good idea, but once started filming realizing there really isn't that much to tell (at least, if not willing to go full crimeboss-story). And so you get odd little filler characters like those power-ranger mod dudes on their colorful slow-ass vespa speeders. Not once did i care one bit about these characters.

Cad Bane was cool though and the Rancor was too. It's just a collection of small cool things that don't manage to make a coherent whole.
And then the last few episodes it focusses back on Mando (kind of confirming what i just said, no idea how to tell this story, so add in fillers, or in this case, episodes from another show).
And thankfully that has made this show not suck entirely.

I can easily rewatch the mando series, but i would skip boba and only rewatch the last episodes for the mando content.

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Postby C.T.1290 » Sat May 21, 2022 11:22 pm

I enjoyed the Book of Boba Fett about as much as I enjoyed the Mandalorian. I guess we’ll see when season 3 comes out.

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It was really nice to see Din Djarin and Grogu again. And their reunion is the most wholesome scene ever. The way he jumps into Daddy Mando’s arms :glomp: So cute for words. And that final scene with Grogu wanting his daddy to go fast was the icing to the cake.


Anywho, who’s ready for Kenobi coming next weekend?
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Postby Gus Hanson » Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:13 pm

Even though I have only seen The Last Jedi once, I am already of the opinion that it's the best one of the sequel trilogy just by having a strong belief in the matter and I should watch it slightly more than Force Awakens but indeed way more than Rise of Skywalker.

While on the subject, I really loved the way Kevin Smith aka Silent Bob in Clerks put together a short basis of how Empire Strikes Back was a better ending than Return of the Jedi pointing out that real life is like Empire which is a series of down notes such as Han being frozen in carbonite, Vader cutting Luke's hand off and revealing that he is Dad Vader as Mark Hamill so affectionately calls him in talk shows while all Return of the Jedi had was Muppets.
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:42 am

I liked Kenobi. It was dumb. It was "unnecessary". It didn't make a hell of a lot of sense continuity wise. It was really fun and did something interesting with the character, though, and I enjoyed it.

I hope these stop milking these interquel stories, but if they don't, I hope they come out fun to watch, at least.

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:28 am

I hated Kenobi. Like every story that has been made since Disney bought the rights to it, it was already done before and better. Also the camerawork was giving my a headache, like seriously just hold that God damn thing still would you?
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Postby C.T.1290 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:36 pm

^I know you may not like it, but I think we can all agree the duel between Obi-Wan and Vader is the best part of the series.
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:02 pm

There seems to be a concerted, and largely successful, effort to make Darth Vader scary again.

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:40 am

View Original PostC.T.1290 wrote:^I know you may not like it, but I think we can all agree the duel between Obi-Wan and Vader is the best part of the series.

It most certainly is but it isn't a very high bar to reach considering the rest of the show really flounders.

Natalie the Cat wrote:There seems to be a concerted, and largely successful, effort to make Darth Vader scary again.

If we're still on the subject of Kenobi, I have to disagree. He talks way too much, throws tantrums almost as bad as Kylo does, and his fighting just isn't imposing like it is in, say, Rogue One where he slaughters an entire squad of Rebels with ease. Vader definitely is quick to anger, but he normally would let his ominous presence speak for him, and he should've just snapped Reva's neck at the first show of failure instead of giving her a chance for an excuse. Kenobi is six episodes long and Darth Vader doesn't actually show up until episode 6.
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:42 pm

I disagree.

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Both his initial fight with Obi-Wan where he drags Kenobi into the flames and tortures him and the bit where he just completely schools Reva were enthralling to me.


I suppose it's a matter of personal taste.

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Postby C.T.1290 » Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:30 pm

View Original PostNatalie the Cat wrote:I disagree.

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Both his initial fight with Obi-Wan where he drags Kenobi into the flames and tortures him and the bit where he just completely schools Reva were enthralling to me.


I suppose it's a matter of personal taste.

I agree with that notion. Vader is truly a force to be reckoned with, and they did a good job with that portrayal. The scenes between him and Obi-Wan just feels so personal, like Vader has pent up rage towards his former master. Honestly, they feel epic.
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