Well, you most certainly have spoken with many words more than Ugnaughts could ever produce in a single speech. One thing is noticeable, the animated series are much higher class than most live version stuff that they have put out. Even though you'd as an adult believe that the live-action would be reserved for the mature audience.It's not that I disliked the episode, it's the context in which it's delivered that irks me. There is such a thing as silly fun and entertainment. Sam Raimi's movies are "silly fun". But they're silly fun written competently. With plot and characters moving in unison. Foreshadowing, leads and big pay-offs. Plus, Star Wars is not just silly escapism, it never was. Nor was it ever just a kiddy's film.
Not "reserved for a mature audience", but not reserved for children either. To me Star Wars is for the entire family, everyone from the 8-y-o to the 90-y-o grandmother should be able to get some decent entertainment out of it. So no nightmare-inducing stuff, sure. But if the adults have to completely shut down their brains and critical thinking, it doesn't work either.Well, you most certainly have spoken with many words more than Ugnaughts could ever produce in a single speech. One thing is noticeable, the animated series are much higher class than most live version stuff that they have put out. Even though you'd as an adult believe that the live-action would be reserved for the mature audience.
I think Jon needs an editor that gives him bollocking when the script lacks coherency and drive.
They were smoking the good stuff, and it was so good that the whackiness got out of control. When the issue came up in the production, the same good stuff was on offer, and later on it was already supplied to the editors. The whole crew enjoyed so much that nobody thought things could have been taken seriously, like 'shooting rocket ammo among your people.'Black and Lloyd were a little out of place, but I enjoyed the episode for its whackiness (although I'm not sure what the writers were smoking when they came up with it).
The interesting places have never been issue... well it is in the live-action, because Earth can only supply a limited scenery. None that's totally alien, like the Chopper Base in the Rebels. But because of Andor a lot of people wish that Disney would take seriously the direction of their products and not allow them to become parts of the silly fest.I found it different, quirky, and amusing, and proof that there's still an interesting, broadly innovative show underneath all the rote prophecy / samurai lore that can still take us to new, interesting places
Actually I feel the same way, it's enjoyable as wacky episodes go. The whole thing had a fever dream quality or, yes, a mushroom-induced trip. The only reason I think this episode feels sort of like the last straw is simply because of how it connects with the rest of the season so far. But by itself, it has merits.I'm going to confound all opinion here by saying that I actually enjoyed the episode. It was my second favourite of the season so far, after chapter 22.
I actually quite like change-of-pace episodes. The Walking Dead was always quite good at them, going a little leftfield and following one particular character for a show. Okay, this was the main cast it was following, but I like the notion of taking Mando different places. Yes, Black and Lloyd were a little out of place, but I enjoyed the episode for its whackiness (although I'm not sure what the writers were smoking when they came up with it).
This is where I'd disagree. Mando has already tried to surrender the saber to Bo-Katan, it's the first thing he did when he got it. Then the series (actually The Book of Boba Fett, but the episode in question was definitely The Mandalorian Season 2.5) showed Din struggling to use the saber and trying to learn more about it, which seemed to be setting him up on the path to slowly growing into his responsibility and learning how to master the weapon. So going back to surrendering it after this is a little cheap.I also didn't have any issue with Mando surrendering the dark sabre. I thought it aptly reflected where the characters were, and the now-united front on reclaiming Mandalor, with a progressive bent to how they will do it. I think it made perfect sense for Mando to just give it away. It was a symbolic gesture in keeping with his character, as well as the arc he is on.
Amen to that.I'll admit that I would probably have seeking a stronger 8-epsiode arc overall, and a better use of the limited running time of the series, as @The Crawling Chaos noted, but in the context of the underwhelming-to-downright dreadful first 3/4 epsiodes of the season, and how much Mandalorian is, for me, no longer a must-watch show, I found it different, quirky, and amusing, and proof that there's still an interesting, broadly innovative show underneath all the rote prophecy / samurai lore that can still take us to new, interesting places.
I actually enjoyed that. Not the "good stuff", the "shooting rockets among your people". This again depicts Mandos as a people who embrace mortal danger and have pushed the concept of "The strong survive, the weak die out." to the most absurd limits. "Want to rule Mandalorians? You have to fight whoever's ruling at this time. Want to become a Mandalorian? Be prepared to live in close proximity to mortal enemies - whether Stromtroopers or giant reptiles - that will come after you on sight. Want to be a part of Mandalorian society? Be ready to receive a rocket in the face when two of your fellow Mandos fight for dominance."ctg said:The whole crew enjoyed so much that nobody thought things could have been taken seriously, like 'shooting rocket ammo among your people.'
They’ve got to get back to the future!It does seem as though Disney has taken a Stormtrooper marksman approach to targeting the audience for this show.
Who are they trying to hit with these guest stars?
Last week, Tim Meadows. This week, Christopher Lloyd, Jack Black and Lizzo.
Who next week? Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Ed Sheeran?
This is the thing, I expected them to address Din with something as he's carrying the piece. They did so after the fight, which is his kingly moment, showing majesty and using his head to hand over the Black Sabre.What I found stupid in this scene was that Bo challenges the leader Axe Woves, wins, and what does Axe Woves say to her? Paraphrasing: "You'll never lead Mandalorians. You need the Dark saber for that." Okay, so... how come they were following you, Axe? What's the rule here? If you fight the ruler and win you become the ruler except if you're Bo-Katan. In that case you also need the dark saber.
I was waiting for the barman to say, "We don't serve your type here!"Finish the joke, "Two Mando's walked into a droid bar..."
Lizzo, Jack Black and Christopher Lloyd have no place in the SW universe.
Wait until you see that. Fiona Shaw? Andy Serkis? and Jez Quigley?I might have to watch the Andor mi-series
And that's exactly what this was meant to be, a humourous, slightly camp, lighter episode. I never liked those episodes much. As I said a couple of weeks ago, I'm no longer expecting the main "arc" story to progress every week, but in which case I'd like stronger stories than this to fill in.Back in the 1990s and early 2000s it was customary for popular and well established TV shows to have the odd episode each season in which the writers, producers, directors and actors let their hair down and created a 'goofball' episode taking the mickey out of the very concept of their own show.
I thought the jokes worked, but it had no meat in the serious parts of the episode. It might have been better as a total comedy without any relevance to the "arc" story at all.I'm going to confound all opinion here by saying that I actually enjoyed the episode. It was my second favourite of the season so far, after chapter 22.I actually quite like change-of-pace episodes.
That's the difference - 1 goofball episode from 22 or 23 in the season, or 1 (or more) goofball epsiodes from only 8 - it's a big difference!And so there were always the 20 or so other episodes in that season to give the audience what they really wanted and carry the momentum of the show forward.
Zero pay off. Because four episodes ago, she just happened to rescue Din from a droid who ambushed him in a cave.
I feel your pain.I mean, are the writers watching their own show?
This is the Way!I have spoken.
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