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Voor
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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby Voor » November 20th, 2019, 9:28 am

I’m in the same boat of those that are kind of “sick” of SW and Marvel. Didn’t watch Solo and haven’t even checked out new trailer. But the shorter episode time and more western/grittier feel (while still charming) made me a fan. I suggest trying the first episode.

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Stalvern
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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby Stalvern » November 20th, 2019, 10:40 am

Gleebergloben123 wrote:What!?! Even the omni-classic 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, where Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade and Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment!?!?!?!

The Holiday Special rules. One of the most jaw-dropping things I've ever seen. (I'm not sure that I would summarize the premise that way when Chewie and Han are in maybe 5% of the movie.)

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby HawgWyld » November 20th, 2019, 11:36 am

Gleebergloben123 wrote:...Getting Disney+ today or tomorrow, stoked to check it out, so by this weekend I should be able to give my two cents about the Mandolin or Mandy Patinkin or whatever that show is called.


I thought it was called the Yves Saint Laurent...

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DrLitch
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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby DrLitch » November 20th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Why is nobody prepared to admit that Star Wars sucks?

Bad acting, even worse scripts...

Anakin Skywalker masterfully acted by Hayden Christensen. Mark Hammil cannot act his way out of a paper bag, he is only barely, by the skin of his teeth, a superior actor to Emilia Clarke of Daenery's fame. Seen better acting and scripting in 1980's porn.

Nonetheless I am prepared to admit I have seen every film and am watching the Mandalorian :lol:

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby velcrozombie » November 20th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Stalvern wrote:I'm just so tired of all these star wars.


Nice Upright Citizen's Brigade reference.

I do want to check out the show, if only to see Werner Herzog.

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby Gleebergloben123 » November 20th, 2019, 9:12 pm

velcrozombie wrote:
Stalvern wrote:I'm just so tired of all these star wars.


Nice Upright Citizen's Brigade reference.

I do want to check out the show, if only to see Werner Herzog.


Aguirre, the Wrath of God, directed by Herzog is one of my top 10 favs.

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby velcrozombie » November 20th, 2019, 9:19 pm

Gleebergloben123 wrote:Aguirre, the Wrath of God, directed by Herzog is one of my top 10 favs.


I watched that film nearly 20 years ago and, while it was beautiful and had some striking scenes, I don't think I had the patience to fully appreciate it at the time - it will definitely be getting a rewatch sometime in the future. I've since seen Even Dwarfs Started Small, Cobra Verde and My Best Fiend (the Klaus Kinski documentary) and liked them all.

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » November 21st, 2019, 4:50 am

I love Star Wars because it's so very imperfect, and because the passion behind it is real. And because it's too ambitious for its own good, which is a better sin than the alternative.

And because sometimes it's entirely too relatable.

I'm watching every episode, and loving it so far. Also, I love that the biggest debate so far, is [Spoilers ahead for the first episode]- "No, seriously, what do we call baby Yoda?"

It's a welcome change from people breaking their spines trying to figure out a reason why Rey can't lift boulders if she's chosen by the force and has absolute faith in what it can achieve. "She's making Luke look bad when he just whined instead!" <--- the real reason, along with "That's not how the force works in the games!"

As though the games don't also claim that you can use lightsabers to club people to death. : p

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby Gleebergloben123 » November 23rd, 2019, 11:37 am

My wife and I watched the first 3 episodes of The Mandalorian, and we both have been enjoying it. It seems like it’s creating its own style which I appreciate. And Carl Weathers? That’s the icing on the cake.

Also, we got the $12.99 Disney Plus as opposed to the $6.99 package. With the Plus you get Hulu and ESPN+ which is cool if you’re into sports. All those ESPN+ articles on their site are now accessible.

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Re: The Mandalorian

Postby C64_Critic » November 23rd, 2019, 8:28 pm

ThePixelatedGenocide wrote:It's a welcome change from people breaking their spines trying to figure out a reason why Rey can't lift boulders if she's chosen by the force and has absolute faith in what it can achieve. "She's making Luke look bad when he just whined instead!" <--- the real reason, along with "That's not how the force works in the games!"


Wait, what? "Chosen" by the Force? Have I completely missed something, I thought the strength of the force in any one individual came down to nothing more than their "midichlorian" count?


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