Out of the Blue

Disney's stewardship of the Star Wars franchise has been a mixed bag at best, and I've found myself pretty unmoved by the hype of recent projects. But the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is different. The premise and tie-in to the previous movies is a strong draw, and it only took seeing about two promos to suck me in. The first two episodes debut today, and I am risking disappointment by allowing myself to get pretty excited about watching them.

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Re: OotB: Old Ben Kenobi?
May 27, 2022, 16:59
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Re: OotB: Old Ben Kenobi? May 27, 2022, 16:59
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The Half Elf wrote on May 27, 2022, 15:19:
Book of Boba Fett was a mixed bag. I liked the Sand People part of it (and the 2 episodes of Mando), but the rest of it was just.... not horrible... but felt like a HUGE wasted potential. I think I really LOVED Mando because while it shares a bit here and there with the movies/cartoon's/etc, it was it's own thing in story and..... mood (not sure if that describes it but that's the best I can come up with at the moment). I want Star Wars to do more like Deep Space 9 was to TNG, it's own thing with it's own vibe instead of going back to the 9 movies.

Will binge Moon Knight and Obi tonight, so here is hoping....

I agree with your BoBF assessment. The post-Sarlacc time with the Sand Peeps was really good. The rest of it was pretty hollow. Mando on the other hand I find to be rather weak sauce. It's very stylish but that's all it is, style over substance. The writing for that show is like bad fanfic. I have zero idea why people are giving Favreau such props for it. MK was a mixed bag too, though Oscar Issac's performance was fucking amazing as usual. ST SNW sucks. Apart from the woke bullshit I generally do not like the character of Pike. Every other Starfleet Captain is professional and serious about the job. He comes off like some frat bro that just wants to be your drinking buddy. It's ridiculous.

It's too bad WandaVision won't be coming back. Looking forward to Loki S2 though. Best thing I've seen overall in the past year or so for a series is Slow Horses with Gary Oldman - who is just fucking amazing in his role. Can not wait for S2!
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