It looked like an ambitious student film shot on a hill somewhere in California. Sorry for the harshness but this was nowhere near what we’ve come to expect from this series.
The story was extremely rushed. One second you’re with Ashoka, the next you’ve already reached the top of the temple and you’re negotiating with Boba Fett, who then suddenly cares about the child? It felt like 3 episodes squeezed into half an episode. Don’t even get me started on the dialogue.
Lol, totally agree. The quick shots of stormtroopers running through the tall grass felt super fan-filmy.
Yeah, the dialogue was really rough in this episode. So, so wooden. I don’t see why these episodes can’t have longer dialogue scenes so these characters can be more developed, and have more fleshed out relationships.
As a Star Wars fan, I love the show. But if you try and judge the show without any of that fan bias, I think it struggles in some places. I agree with others that I think Favraeu needs to bring on another professional writer that could really elevate the narrative storytelling of future seasons. I would like to see more depth with these characters, but I guess we have to accept this show is more a simple Saturday morning serial. That’s how it has feeling for me, at least. Not a bad thing, of course.
Also, why did we get such a null reaction from Din when Grogu was kidnapped? I would have expected a more dramatic, upset response. Him desperate to chase after them, “no, this can’t be happening”, him falling to his knees in the ashes of his ship. Instead, he’s making small talk to Cara in the following scene. They’re trying to build up this father/son relationship between them, but a dad wouldn’t have acted so calmly after their child is literally kidnapped.
It is starting to feel like Filoni and Favreau are just playing with Star Wars action figures, rather than writing interesting characters. That is great if you accept that’s all the show is, but I would just like to see stronger storytelling from this show. I want it to not just be a good Star Wars show, but a good show in its own right.
On another note, since Grogu was connected to that seeing stone for awhile, I wonder if that means he did get in contact with a Jedi…