the dude abides
- Oct 23, 2008
I agree. I liked Boba in the originals for having all the coolest features and being cool as a cucumber around Vader, but the legend far exceeded the character. The gymnastics required to somehow cram Jango, Boba, clones, and stormtroopers together always struck me as unconvincing. Then the Clone Wars dove DEEP into Mandalore, which I never really enjoyed. For starters, their entire movement seemed overtly fascist and racist/xenophobic. Maybe they felt that was a necessary counterpoint to the Jedi's hippy Buddhist mumbo jumbo (the jedi sure kill a lot of people despite their supposed embrace of non-violence), but it still never sat well with me that they were presented as heroes in some sense.I’m sooooo disappointed.
My Star Wars fandom has been plagued by astonishment and bemusement at the fan obsession with Boba Fett. First of all I thought he was unremarkable when I saw him as a kid, and also as an adult find his death embarrassing for someone with his reputation.
Cut to the prequels and reinvent Boba as the cooler Jango. I can get on board with it but feel it’s Lucas scratching that itch of his that compels him to connect everything - fatuously.
Then we have Clone Wars and a preponderance of episodes on the holier-than-thou Mandalorians and their unoriginal clannishness. Even as a Maul fanboy these arcs bored me.
Then, then (!) Sabine’s whole arc in Rebels focuses on the Mandalorian heritage.
No. More. Mandalorian. Nonsense.
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