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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2019, 12:27:13 PM »

Willing to risk ridicule and say I like this so far and am counting days until next one. Somewhat invested in the fate of the first bounty who I'm calling Jimmy McGills because I am tedious and unimaginative. I like the idea that the Mandalorian may be a bit of a tyro instead of a speedrunning master.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2019, 02:10:34 PM »
I adore the baby Yoda. Genuinely one of the sweetest little creatures I've ever seen in film.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2019, 02:36:43 PM »
I adore the baby Yoda.

I bet you fucking do, you dirty old bollocks.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2019, 04:22:59 PM »
Need to see Babby Yoda eat a Porg.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2019, 03:03:11 PM »
More of a mixed bag, ep 3
A couple cringey things.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2019, 04:15:54 PM »
i feel like i've watched the same episode 3 times now.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #66 on: November 23, 2019, 08:33:03 AM »
It's a shame that this is really slow and boring.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2019, 08:41:33 AM »
The MandaBOREian more like.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #68 on: November 23, 2019, 05:47:28 PM »
This is a kids' show right?

Also I didn't appreciate him slaughtering that space rhino and letting the snarfs destroy it's egg. Didn't look good.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #69 on: November 23, 2019, 05:50:18 PM »
I really want a creme egg now though

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #70 on: November 23, 2019, 06:32:53 PM »
There is a big vacuum where the central character’s personality should be. So far all we know is his probable parents got blown up when he was a kid and he eventually decided he wasn’t okay with Imperials butchering a kid.

To go back to the video game analogy he’s the standard player character. No real personality of his own so the user can play how they want to.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2019, 07:18:44 PM »
There is a big vacuum where the central character’s personality should be. So far all we know is his probable parents got blown up when he was a kid and he eventually decided he wasn’t okay with Imperials butchering a kid.

To go back to the video game analogy he’s the standard player character. No real personality of his own so the user can play how they want to.

Said the same thing to someone on twitter earlier. So far the only really notable things about the show are.

1) Haha look Werner Herzog is in a Star Wars thing.
2 Cute Yoda Baby

I'm just not into the premise of "morally grey character, makes choice to do good thing" People seem really into it though saying "ahh but it's doing a cliched story with it's own style" and I'm not really seeing how.

The point we're at now is exactly where you knew it was going to go as soon as you saw the baby in episode 1. You could have skipped episode 2 and gone straight to this one.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #72 on: November 23, 2019, 07:45:43 PM »
This is a kids' show right?

Also I didn't appreciate him slaughtering that space rhino and letting the snarfs destroy it's egg. Didn't look good.

I thought the same thing.  Mando cares so much about children that he’s willing to kill a fellow bounty hunter in order to save a child’s life but he’s a-okay with killing a mother and feeding her unborn child to some hooded creeps?  Consistency of character, writers, consistency of character.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #73 on: November 23, 2019, 08:06:02 PM »
I'm not even a nature kid but the space rhino thing just seemed not okay. Also, in ep1 when Manda and the robot bounty hunter raid the dusty town they're essentially red-blooded cowboys slaughtering a bunch of foreign-y mumbling aliens (ok I may be reading into that one as a US imperialism thing, but it rubbed me the wrong way) . The writing has a very backwards feel and I'm transported to 90s ITV Saturday/Sunday afternoon US imports. Is it deliberate?

I suppose if you asked Favreau he'd probably start talking about the same Saturday morning serials that influenced Spielberg on Raiders of the Lost Ark. But it's not like he couldn't tweak it for 2019. Must be a bonehead then. Remember that Dinner For Five where he was blatantly drooling over Mary Steenburgen? What a red-blooded bonehead.

Also hard to care about anyone wearing a mask who never takes it off. Need to see the face.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #74 on: November 23, 2019, 08:30:23 PM »
I'm sure he will eventually.

I'm trying to work out why do it this way though... it's obviously going to be a barrier, you have a main character who can't emote facially, and you also write him to be a very stoic character. So he's just not very interesting all round. I guess for some people a "dark" story in the Star Wars universe is enough because it's got cool Star Wars stuff in it.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2019, 10:11:53 PM »
I'm trying to work out why do it this way though... it's obviously going to be a barrier, you have a main character who can't emote facially, and you also write him to be a very stoic character. So he's just not very interesting all round.

Because they wanted to make a show about iconic character Boba Fett, but nicer? And that means trying to extend a shallow, stoic, masked character over multiple episodes, rather than a few short scenes.

I haven't seen the show, but that seems like the obvious answer.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2019, 10:53:51 PM »
I suppose.

Boba Fett never stood out as memorable to me, I realise I'm very at odds with Star Wars fans here though.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #77 on: November 24, 2019, 04:35:30 AM »
This series intends to emulate a western. Hot take there, I know!  You can’t just take the template of every western cliché ever and recreate that within a sci-fi environment and expect it to work.  Star Wars has always drawn upon various genres for inspiration, but never has it been so on the nose and so boring.

Yawn.

Willing to risk ridicule and say I like this so far and am counting days until next one.

Please, man, never apologise for enjoying something.  It’s great that you’re enjoying it.  I wish that I could too.  Anyone who would mock you for liking what you like isn’t worth thinking about.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #78 on: November 24, 2019, 05:13:20 AM »
Star Bores: The Snoozealorian.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #79 on: November 25, 2019, 07:53:11 AM »
Willing to risk ridicule and say I like this so far and am counting days until next one.

Me too, I love it!  I think it;s got a nice balance of re-hashing old scenarios and characters, with a little bit of new stuff in there too.
Anyone else spot the Darth Maul type alien in the bar?

I was sad when the space-rhino died though.  He should have slaughtered all those Jawa wankers instead.

Overall it's a bit cliched, but I'm really enjoying it.  It's fun.
Plus the new one had a fuck-load of Mandalorians flying about with jetpacks and big guns.  Exactly what 10-year old me would have done anything to see.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #80 on: November 25, 2019, 09:02:53 AM »
I rewatched the first two with my small Star Wars obsessed son this weekend. He kept asking where Luke was and then gasped "Lando!" when Carl Weathers appeared. The stupid racist.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2019, 09:09:44 AM »
I rewatched the first two with my small Star Wars obsessed son this weekend. He kept asking where Luke was and then gasped "Lando!" when Carl Weathers appeared. The stupid racist.

He's 28 years old?

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2019, 10:43:18 AM »
He's 28 years old?

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2019, 12:14:59 PM »
I rewatched the first two with my small Star Wars obsessed son this weekend. He kept asking where Luke was and then gasped "Lando!" when Carl Weathers appeared. The stupid racist.

I hope you set up a Twitter account for him and got him properly #CANCELLED!

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #84 on: November 26, 2019, 12:21:18 PM »
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Taika Waititi as the voice of IG-11, a naive bounty hunting droid, who processes conversations in a precise and literal manner

Reminds a little of HK47 from the yet to be topped in any Star Wars canon KOTOR.

I am kind of intrigued by this, shall give it a look when it becomes available. I suppose this Mandalorian will appear in the next Star Wars film and that Star Wars will go full Marvel extended universe bollocks within a year.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #85 on: November 26, 2019, 12:22:24 PM »
Anyone else spot the Darth Maul type alien in the bar?

It's a Zabrak gawwwd

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #86 on: November 26, 2019, 01:40:00 PM »
Has it been confirmed if we'll get to see/hear a jizz-box in the show?

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2019, 01:41:03 PM »
Does anyone want a Greedo show as much as me?

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2019, 01:58:10 PM »
Does anyone want a Greedo show as much as me?

If I want to read on my telly for 30 minutes I'll look at Ceefax.

Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2019, 02:09:16 PM »
Aw man you're missing out:

City of God
Hard Boiled
Seven Samurai
The Seventh Seal
Amelie
Spirited Away
The Battle of Algiers.

Oof