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The Mandalorian - Season One - * SPOILER THREAD * — Page 9

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screams in the void said:

I just watched episode 4 . A few thoughts…the Seven Samurai trope has been used in Star Wars spinoff material a few times , most recently in The Clone Wars animated series . No surprise as Filoni had a hand in that . Also , the very first original Marvel comics tale after the first film was a seven samurai/magnifecent seven homage . I was also very much reminded of the Marauders from battle for Endor at the start of the episode . I enjoyed this episode .

I actually had the thought watching, I wonder how many times Secen Samurai has been done by this franchise? I know of the two you mentioned, but surely there’s at least one if not many more in all of the EU.

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Sure Seven Samuria may have been done before but thats just one episode lets not forget other episodes similarities to other samuria stories eg Lone Wolf and Cub which hasn’t been done to hell.
Look forward to what the show offers up in future episodes. 👍

“We Are What They Grow Beyond” - Yoda


My Prefered Saga Viewing Preference:
Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith Special Edition (StankPac Edit) * Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards Original Version)
Ep. IV - A New Hope Despecialized Edition (Harmy Edit) * Ep. V - Empire Strikes Back Revisited (Adywan Edit)
Ep. VI - Return of The Jedi Despecialized Edition (Harmy Edit) * Ep. VII - The Force Awakens Restructured (Hal 9000 Edit)
Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi Legendary (Hal 9000 Edit)

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It wasn’t a complaint. I don’t have a problem with it at all and thought it was a good episode and not a bad reference point, I just personally won’t be giving them any cleverness points it.

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I think the episodes are paced fairly well. It’s slow enough for me. Don’t have issue with the action, as it’s miles better than the fast pumping action in the ST. I’m appreciating the quieter moments between characters.

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I loved the first three episodes, episode three being my favorite. Even though they were handled by a different director, they all felt incredibly cohesive. Episodes 1 and 3 in particular having repeat locations and characters that don’t feel different when you come back to them. They way the camera is handled also feels very similar and the performances for the background and supporting actors have the right touch to them. I say all of this to say that episode 4 brought on some disappointment, especially in regards to my last point. The entire intro felt incredibly odd and didn’t seem like Star Wars (and I’ve watched all of Clone Wars and a lot of Rebels), and the waitress at the restaurant felt odd. Those two guys that recruit Mando were terrible, and the whole episode just felt really weird. I can only point to the director, Bryce Dallas Howard, for the reason. Truly disappointing since I had heard such good things about her as a director (apparently her episodes of Black Mirror are amazing, haven’t ever watched the show). I loved the action with the AT-ST, and the quieter moments between Mando and the widow, which felt very necessary to his development, and us as an audience getting to learn a little more about him. Hoping episode 5 is a “return to form” so to speak, especially since I believe the woman who directed episode 3 returns for it. Could be wrong, she may be doing 6 or 7. Just know she and Filoni were the only repeat directors, and Taiki has the finale.

TL;DR: episodes 1-3 are great, especially episode 3. Episode 4 in my opinion a disappointment due to poor direction.

“Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi.”
Luke Skywalker

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TavorX said:

I think the episodes are paced fairly well. It’s slow enough for me. Don’t have issue with the action, as it’s miles better than the fast pumping action in the ST. I’m appreciating the quieter moments between characters.

I enjoy the action of the ST, but I greatly agree with you concerning the pace. They had pumped up this show as being like a western, and it delivers on that, and I love it. Feels like Star Wars, but a different, unique vision, of Star Wars.

“Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi.”
Luke Skywalker

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Now I kinda wanna see The Mandalorian. But I’m still not gonna pay Disney to watch it.

Maybe my local library’ll pick up the DVD set when/if it gets released.

TRANSMODERNISM > POSTMODERNISM > MODERNISM > PREMODERNISM

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Now I kinda wanna see The Mandalorian. But I’m still not gonna pay Disney to watch it.

Maybe my local library’ll pick up the DVD set when/if it gets released.

Disney Plus allows for tons of logins and profiles. Find a friend or family member who has it and have them create you a profile on their account. Problem solved.

“Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi.”
Luke Skywalker

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Vacultas said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Now I kinda wanna see The Mandalorian. But I’m still not gonna pay Disney to watch it.

Maybe my local library’ll pick up the DVD set when/if it gets released.

Disney Plus allows for tons of logins and profiles. Find a friend or family member who has it and have them create you a profile on their account. Problem solved.

Unfortunately, neither exist for me.

TRANSMODERNISM > POSTMODERNISM > MODERNISM > PREMODERNISM

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Vacultas said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Now I kinda wanna see The Mandalorian. But I’m still not gonna pay Disney to watch it.

Maybe my local library’ll pick up the DVD set when/if it gets released.

Disney Plus allows for tons of logins and profiles. Find a friend or family member who has it and have them create you a profile on their account. Problem solved.

Unfortunately, neither exist for me.

That is unfortunate.

“Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi.”
Luke Skywalker

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If you’re really adamant about not giving the creators of the show you desire to watch even a single penny, they do offer a free 7 day trial. You could just wait until the whole season is uploaded in a few weeks and sign up to watch it then. And just cancel before they charge you.

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I think the $6.99 is a bargain for the quality of the show. That’s like $1.50 per episode. Much cheaper than a movie ticket, or an Amazon Prime rental of Homeland. And you get every other Disney movie thrown in for free. And the video/audio quality has been excellent. I’ll probably cancel my subscription after Mandalorian is over, but so far I have no complaints. It’s been money well spent.

"Close the blast doors!"
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With The Mandalorian, Disney is killing it.
Literally. Killing Star Wars.
These people have no idea what they doing.

With half the season gone, it is obvious that this whole show has no story, and it is only about fan-service.

  1. Tatooine again, but now it is called Arvala or what.
    All Disney’s non-creative team does is copy-paste-rename?
    Really?

  2. This miraculously working tracking fob is ridiculous. This thing finds everything everywhere. A stupid plot convinience for non-creative people. If only Vader knew about this thing, he would have found the Rebel base in no time, so Tarkin could have blown it into a million pieces.
    Oh, and if this thing obviously can find anything, then how the EFF this Mandalorian thinks that it is safe to ignore it, and say that babyYoda is now safe somehow on the indian planet? WTF? Is this Mandalorian stupid?

  3. Disney’s clishé factory.
    The Jawas are native to Tatooine. But it seems like now the whole galaxy is full with desert planets, and suddenly the Jawas just migrating everywhere with their sandcrawlers to be the scavengers of the galaxy.
    Obviously that is all they can do.
    Carbon freeze? Really? Why? No good explanation, but make it a clishé fan-service, so people will be happy to see something familiar. Well it is stupid.

  4. Is this spagetti western? First it’s Clint Eastwood’s Django, and now the remake of The Magnificent “Two”?
    Really. How creative is this? Star Wars is a western now? Whats it gonna be the next episode? The good the bad and the Mandalorian?

  5. We were wrong!
    George Lucas was wrong!
    Everyone thought the strongest Force user was Anakin, as he was created by the Force.
    But NO!
    The strongest Force user is this baby!
    It can stop and levitate a charging giant rhino!
    Luke was not able to stop and levitate the Rancor, and neither was Obi-wan or Anakin able to stop those charging monsters in Attack of the Clones.
    But here it is something that is stronger then them.
    Disney’s babyYoda!
    And it is 50 years old for no good reason. Only for bad reasons.
    As it was alive while the Jedi were the guardians of the Galaxy, and were finding Force sensitive creatures all over the place. Somehow they could not find the strongest on the planet where Yoda was from.
    Hey, maybe the Jedi were blind. But Palpatine was able to sense Luke, while he wasn’t strong at all, yet did not sense this thing who is proven to be much stronger? Yeah, right.
    For no good reason non of them knew about this thing, who is stronger with the Force then Luke, Obi-wan and Anakin was?
    WTF?

Star Wars I-VI was about Anakin restoring the balance to the Force by destroying both the Jedi and the Sith.
Now Disney’s non-creative team decided it wasn’t.
Not enough that Disney erased the Expanded Universe, now they erased Star Wars I-VI with this babyYoda.
Good job Disney.

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I’ve been getting really frustrated with how little this show is offering by way of a serialized plot, and it occurred to me that this has never been an issue for me at all with Star Trek. I started thinking about why that is, and I realized it’s because even though most Trek is episodic, it still tends to follow half a dozen regular characters with evolving relationships. The Mandalorian just cruises around in silence with his non-verbal baby, interacting with allies-of-the-week who never stick around long enough to become invested in. It’s really trying my patience.

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TavorX said:

Don’t have issue with the action, as it’s miles better than the fast pumping action in the ST. I’m appreciating the quieter moments between characters.

+1
I’m really enjoying that we can get deeper into the story & characters with dialogue and long takes. The insane CGI action that has become the norm these days, to me, is exhausting and often often feels like spectacle in place of substance. It remains to be seen how much is in TROS, but the trailers are leaning that way.

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"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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So, when the Razor Crest has landed on a new planet it will stay there until it’s time to leave for another planet? As we’ve seen that it is very capable of atmospheric flight, couldn’t it be moved to another spot safer from Jawas, couldn’t it be used to reach the village faster and fight against the AT-ST?!

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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I’ll watch again this evening, but I got the impression they weren’t near the ship when they were in the village. Not sure why. Maybe a long trek to keep from drawing attention to the village.

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"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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80’s style Mando:-

https://imgur.com/gallery/oZUNwRT

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Sifo Dyas said:

With The Mandalorian, Disney is killing it.
Literally. Killing Star Wars.
These people have no idea what they doing.

With half the season gone, it is obvious that this whole show has no story, and it is only about fan-service.

  1. Tatooine again, but now it is called Arvala or what.
    All Disney’s non-creative team does is copy-paste-rename?
    Really?

  2. This miraculously working tracking fob is ridiculous. This thing finds everything everywhere. A stupid plot convinience for non-creative people. If only Vader knew about this thing, he would have found the Rebel base in no time, so Tarkin could have blown it into a million pieces.
    Oh, and if this thing obviously can find anything, then how the EFF this Mandalorian thinks that it is safe to ignore it, and say that babyYoda is now safe somehow on the indian planet? WTF? Is this Mandalorian stupid?

  3. Disney’s clishé factory.
    The Jawas are native to Tatooine. But it seems like now the whole galaxy is full with desert planets, and suddenly the Jawas just migrating everywhere with their sandcrawlers to be the scavengers of the galaxy.
    Obviously that is all they can do.
    Carbon freeze? Really? Why? No good explanation, but make it a clishé fan-service, so people will be happy to see something familiar. Well it is stupid.

  4. Is this spagetti western? First it’s Clint Eastwood’s Django, and now the remake of The Magnificent “Two”?
    Really. How creative is this? Star Wars is a western now? Whats it gonna be the next episode? The good the bad and the Mandalorian?

  5. We were wrong!
    George Lucas was wrong!
    Everyone thought the strongest Force user was Anakin, as he was created by the Force.
    But NO!
    The strongest Force user is this baby!
    It can stop and levitate a charging giant rhino!
    Luke was not able to stop and levitate the Rancor, and neither was Obi-wan or Anakin able to stop those charging monsters in Attack of the Clones.
    But here it is something that is stronger then them.
    Disney’s babyYoda!
    And it is 50 years old for no good reason. Only for bad reasons.
    As it was alive while the Jedi were the guardians of the Galaxy, and were finding Force sensitive creatures all over the place. Somehow they could not find the strongest on the planet where Yoda was from.
    Hey, maybe the Jedi were blind. But Palpatine was able to sense Luke, while he wasn’t strong at all, yet did not sense this thing who is proven to be much stronger? Yeah, right.
    For no good reason non of them knew about this thing, who is stronger with the Force then Luke, Obi-wan and Anakin was?
    WTF?

Star Wars I-VI was about Anakin restoring the balance to the Force by destroying both the Jedi and the Sith.
Now Disney’s non-creative team decided it wasn’t.
Not enough that Disney erased the Expanded Universe, now they erased Star Wars I-VI with this babyYoda.
Good job Disney.

Well… okay then. Great job all around 👍🏼👍🏼

“Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi.”
Luke Skywalker

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Episode 4 was…okay. The music, sadly, is still often too on the nose and corny. The story was fine, though very predictable.

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I thought it was good. It’s a familiar and, at this point, kinda cliché story. But I thought it was helped by the characters and some particulars unique in this version. The Mandalorian (the character) has quickly become a favorite of mine, and his growing relationship with the Yadpole is engaging. The Yadpole himself is awesome and while I know they are playing him for all his cuteness is worth, it’s totally working. Cara Dune was another interesting addition and I’d be game for more appearances by her but I’m also ok with this being her only interaction with “Mando”. So yeah, not the strongest episode but still a good one. I still think episode 2 was the best so far. It was nigh perfection, imo.

Also, does “Mando” remind anyone else of “Hondo” or is that just me?..

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Wow! The Mandalorian is a former member of the Emperor’s Royal Guard!

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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I’ve really loved the show so far!

I don’t have anything more to add.

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