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Post #1322582

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Broom Kid
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The Mandalorian Discussion Thread - * SPOILERS *
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29-Jan-2020, 12:09 PM
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I’d personally be fine with all future SW shows, both live action and animated, being Filoni-esque.

I wouldn’t. This show’s lowest points are the ones Filoni directed and wrote. The highest points are the ones he has the least involvement with.

“Filoni-esque” doesn’t really mean much, either, since the only real identifiable hallmarks of Filoni’s storytelling are, as stated by his biggest fans:

George Lucas talked to him a lot.
He likes Princess Mononoke.

Filoni’s status seems to be less earned than it is an easy substitution exercise: All the ways fans used to unfairly deify Lucas as a storyteller supreme are just being mapped onto Filoni now because George Lucas handpicked him.

The thing Filoni has most in common with Lucas is that his storytelling instincts are sound but his execution is lacking and he’s probably better off being “The Story Group” than he is actually involving himself in directing or writing.