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Dulfite said:
Vodacixi said:

Can I just express my sadness for this placement without having the intention of trying to argue with you about it? xD

You may, that is your right! I've discovered I love star wars for very different reasons than most. I love it for the sith/jedi conflict and the politics. The Darth Bane and Thrawn Trilogies are my favorite Star Wars stories because of that. 

Rise of Skywalker had fun new force abilities, dove deep into the ancient sith (which I loved reading about and learning about in Darth Bane trilogy and Knights of the Old Republic games and books), made Rey a huge somebody and not some loser nobody, displayed the full range of Adam Driver's emotional capabilities, had glorious battles, brought back fan favorite characters, did not insult the fan base like The Last Jedi did, had Luke do some extraordinary intragalatic force projection, brought back the concept of Essence Transfer first established by Darth Bane (who also established the rule of two concept), had sith holocrons and other artifacts. Honestly if they brought Hayden Christensen back in the flesh it may be my favorite ever. It's like someone at Disney made every decision in The Last Jedi to make me hate it and in the final film basically every decision to cater to what I would want.

Thanks to you, I might give TRoS a chance one of these days.



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SKMBlake said:
pikashoe said:

The amount of people ranking the prequels above the sequels (aside from rise of Skywalker) reminds me why I don't come here for film recommendations haha

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pikashoe said:
SKMBlake said:

Congratulations, you're a special snowflake

This comment reminds me why I never listen to you haha

Ok now you just become a regular person



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I have mostly enjoyed what I have seen so far. I would not call it the best Star Wars content ever though. But for an episodic tv show, it's got extremely good production value. I still have to watch the 2nd season, which elements of have already been spoiled just be seeing vid names and thumbnails in my YouTube suggestions. One thing I will say though, is that one particular episode had what I consider to be the worst of Disney influence on Star Wars. For me, the scene in the season finale where the stormtroopers are leaning on their speeder bikes joking around was absolute cringe to watch. There are plenty of Star Wars parodies on the internet. I don't watch the officially produced Star Wars content to see Family Guy/You Tube humor. It's this kind of thing that made The Last Jedi so unwatchable. So I hope this was a rare slip for the Mandalorian, as it was the worst instance I have noticed so far, and it came very late in the season.



I absolutely love The Mandalorian there not a single episode in season 2 I did not enjoy and only episode 5 in season 1 did I take any real issue with.  It was actually a hard choice between return of Jedi and The Mandalorian for me.  The final 4 episodes of Clone wars tv probably had the most emotional impact on me since the original series but the series as a whole would not put it any where close to Mandalorian level.  To this day I don't understand why so many people think Revenge of the Sith is a good movie.  I actually rewatch it for the first time in many many years last year before I watch the final 4 episodes of clone wars and it was actually even worse then I remember it being.  My memory was it not being good but the only watchable one of the prequel movies.  After rewatching it, I rather be force to watch all 3 sequel movies again then have to rewatch that crap, it was soo painful making it to the end.

The truth is the original trilogy, Clone wars tv, Rebels(season 2 onward, season 1 was a bit rough and probably would not of made it to end of if it was not for friends I trust having similar taste of me promising it get better by season 2) and Mandalorian is the only canon star wars that I actually enjoyed enough I would bother watching again.

1 Empire Strikes Back
2 A New Hope
3 Return of the Jedi
4 The Mandalorian
5 Clone wars Tv
6 Rebels
7 The force awakens
8 Rogue one
9 Rise of skywalker
10 The last Jedi
11 Solo
12 Clone Wars movie
13 Revenge of the sith
14 Attack of the clones
15 The phantom Menace



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1. Empire Strikes Back
2. Star Wars
3. Return of the Jedi
4. The Mandalorian
5. The Last Jedi
6. Revenge of the Sith
7. The Phantom Menace
8, The Force Awakens
9. Attack of the Clones
10. Rogue One

I have yet to see The Rise of Skywalker. I plan to, but I was mistakenly spoiled before watching it. It is the first Star Wars main series film I didn't watch in the theaters; I watched the remastered OT in theaters but am too young for the real OT release. After the backlash and basically undoing of certain aspects of The Last Jedi (which I liked a lot aside from the casino rubbish), I haven't been to keen on seeing it, although I know I will. Also have yet to watch the Han Solo spin off. Rogue One was alright but I guess I didn't enjoy it as many here and on the internets claim, because I barely remember it. It was serviceable and entertaining, but pretty unmemorable to the point that I have to google it to remember the main characters and scenes. And out of all of them, I probably liked the droid the most. I also haven't watched the Clone Wars show. I've heard good stuff about it, but the animation style is a turnoff.

As for the Mandalorian, I loved it. It was everything I wanted the prequel and sequel trilogies to be. It had fanservice but it still made it work for the story. It had CGI, but it still had a lot of practical effects, costumes and makeup. It had great action, but the over-the-top choreography of the PT was replaced with something more in the middle of it and the OT. All the fighting moves seemed like they were intended to accomplish something instead of just be flashy. There were good aircraft flight scenes, too. The characters were memorable. Mando was dope. Although he was very capable, he also had good help in plenty of guest characters (don't want to spoil so I won't go into too much depth). Although the villain played by Giancarlo Esposito was somewhat underutilized, but he seems more like a Tarkin character than Vader or Sidious, so it's understandable (not really a spoiler, just my opinion). Baby Yoda is probably the most memorable character this side of the OT (aside from maybe the notorious Jar Jar Binks, but he isn't exactly a meme for good reasons). Probably because he was adorable. I'm hoping his story develops into something special since his species can grow old so he'll be able to play some role after the ST.

I will say that if you're looking for lots of melodrama and exposition, you won't find it in The Mandalorian. That can be a good or bad thing depending on the type of Star Wars fan you are. I personally like all the different styles employed in the OT, PT, and ST, but I prefer the OT's simplicity and charm, and The Mandalorian follows that over the emo stuff in PT and ST and overkill in explaining things like midichlorians.



Nothing can replace the childhood wonder the Star Wars trilogy induced. The Mandalorian does a great job capturing the grit and feel of the Star Wars universe that makes any acting or writing flaw just as acceptable as those from the original trilogy.

PS Solo was a fun adventure with bad cinematography and it blows my mind that so many hated it.



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danasider said:

1. Empire Strikes Back
2. Star Wars
3. Return of the Jedi
4. The Mandalorian
5. The Last Jedi
6. Revenge of the Sith
7. The Phantom Menace
8, The Force Awakens
9. Attack of the Clones
10. Rogue One

I have yet to see The Rise of Skywalker. I plan to, but I was mistakenly spoiled before watching it. It is the first Star Wars main series film I didn't watch in the theaters; I watched the remastered OT in theaters but am too young for the real OT release. After the backlash and basically undoing of certain aspects of The Last Jedi (which I liked a lot aside from the casino rubbish), I haven't been to keen on seeing it, although I know I will. Also have yet to watch the Han Solo spin off. Rogue One was alright but I guess I didn't enjoy it as many here and on the internets claim, because I barely remember it. It was serviceable and entertaining, but pretty unmemorable to the point that I have to google it to remember the main characters and scenes. And out of all of them, I probably liked the droid the most. I also haven't watched the Clone Wars show. I've heard good stuff about it, but the animation style is a turnoff.

As for the Mandalorian, I loved it. It was everything I wanted the prequel and sequel trilogies to be. It had fanservice but it still made it work for the story. It had CGI, but it still had a lot of practical effects, costumes and makeup. It had great action, but the over-the-top choreography of the PT was replaced with something more in the middle of it and the OT. All the fighting moves seemed like they were intended to accomplish something instead of just be flashy. There were good aircraft flight scenes, too. The characters were memorable. Mando was dope. Although he was very capable, he also had good help in plenty of guest characters (don't want to spoil so I won't go into too much depth). Although the villain played by Giancarlo Esposito was somewhat underutilized, but he seems more like a Tarkin character than Vader or Sidious, so it's understandable (not really a spoiler, just my opinion). Baby Yoda is probably the most memorable character this side of the OT (aside from maybe the notorious Jar Jar Binks, but he isn't exactly a meme for good reasons). Probably because he was adorable. I'm hoping his story develops into something special since his species can grow old so he'll be able to play some role after the ST.

I will say that if you're looking for lots of melodrama and exposition, you won't find it in The Mandalorian. That can be a good or bad thing depending on the type of Star Wars fan you are. I personally like all the different styles employed in the OT, PT, and ST, but I prefer the OT's simplicity and charm, and The Mandalorian follows that over the emo stuff in PT and ST and overkill in explaining things like midichlorians.

Okay, what are you talking about?? Characters keep explaining the plot (and SW lore) left and right.



Okay, what are you talking about?? Characters keep explaining the plot (and SW lore) left and right.

I guess I mean relatively speaking. And specifically relative to what George Lucas did in the Prequel Trilogy.

Sure there's exposition. The characters give each other information, because they may be on a mission and this information is need to know. So the viewer gets the information too. But it's not stuff that is randomly spoken about to explain the world or lore. It's related to whatever actions they are doing at that moment, so it doesn't feel lazy (at least not to me).



The only Star Wars films I liked were Rogue One and Star Wars 77.

I watched a few episodes of The Mandalorian. It's not for me. I just remember the dialogue being really terrible, like one character yelling out "I'm pinned down!" when everyone could see that clearly. So where would I rank it? Definitely low based on what I've seen.

I could probably make up a ranking, but really the only two I care enough for putting on a list are Rogue One and Star Wars 77.



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