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Post #1374573

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SWOTFAN25
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The Mandalorian - a general discussion thread - * SPOILERS *
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Date created
11-Sep-2020, 3:00 PM

Anakin Starkiller said:

I’m gonna be honest, Mando is overrated. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not great. I wouldn’t put it above the first three Disney era films.

I’d recommend watching the series again. Or at least Smudger9’s edit where he combines the first season into 1 film. The first time I watched the series I must admit I thought it was honestly just ok. But recently rewatching it I’ve come to appreciate a lot of the subtle storytelling. Mando and what he calls “the way” are completely deconstructed throughout the entire season. He really learns through Kuill and Baby Yoda that there actually CAN be another way to live. That violence and covering up who you are don’t have to be the answer to everything.

I understand your point of view, but I seriously think on closer examination you can get a lot from the storytelling in Mando. Filoni and Favreau know what they’re doing (I think). I pretty much feel like it’s the opposite of Rogue One. Like R1 was incredible the first time, and then you rewatch it, and it’s hard to enjoy the story itself on a deeper level.