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Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« Reply #525 on: January 08, 2020, 01:26:57 AM »
The problem I had with Rebels is that it felt too much like a cartoon.  The series just doesn't feel like it is grounded.  Which is frustrating, because some of the stories and characters are interesting and play with the Star Wars Lore in fun and interesting ways, however, stuff like helicopter light saber flying is so silly.  I mean just let them force jump or force fly, but the other is crazy stuff.



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Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« Reply #526 on: January 10, 2020, 09:38:15 AM »
Just a quick question from all the Star Wars fans on here.

Is this a good video for someone that is not into SW to get caught up so that they can enjoy the newest Star Wars movie for what it is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY0XbdxJpzA


I haven't watched it yet, but I think it came out either just before or after the previous SW movie.
If this movie is not the one.... then please provide a better one so that I may get an abbreviated summary of Star Wars up till as recent as possible.

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Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« Reply #527 on: January 11, 2020, 03:21:15 AM »
I couldn't stand Rebels. Ezra bugged the ever living hell out of me and based on what I read he never changes. Then there is the obvious "Hidden" Jedi. Oh great the fucking Force. Hot Topic Mandolorian. Noped out around ep3.

Cartoon is one thing, but Rebels was childish. What grains of gold wasn't worth digging up. Cartoons can be intelligent, I rather enjoyed Clone Wars because it has some depth. Anakin and Dooku episodes were terrible though. Obi wan focused, clones focused, no Force episodes were the best.
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Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« Reply #528 on: January 11, 2020, 06:01:50 AM »
Rebels has a few really great episodes and lore, but it was so filled with such bad episodes that it wasn't worth the series...and some of the stuff people have said is the cool stuff is just not.  The new Star Wars Cartoon I couldn't even get through one episode it looked and felt that bad.

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Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« Reply #529 on: January 11, 2020, 12:44:34 PM »
I couldn't stand Rebels. Ezra bugged the ever living hell out of me and based on what I read he never changes. Then there is the obvious "Hidden" Jedi. Oh great the fucking Force. Hot Topic Mandolorian. Noped out around ep3.


He certainly does improve.  Ironically I found him to be by far the least interesting character and have no interest in seeing what happened after the show's conclusion.  But all the other members of the team more than make up for his initial irritating disposition.  I adore every single other character.

Now that I'm done with it I enjoyed it more than Clone Wars, and I loved Clone Wars far more than I expected to.  That's largely due to the setting I think.  I've always found the OT time period far more interesting than the PT/Clone Wars period.  I'd certainly be up for the rumoured new season that's coming.

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« Reply #530 on: January 13, 2020, 06:59:22 PM »
I think the PT/Clone Wars period made a mistake of having it too close together with the OT. 

The idea that Jedi's highest most respected period and their fall and galaxy that thinks they are a forgot relic of a religion is too short.  It really hurt the story.  The Prequel Series should have been about the clone war and the rise of the Empire, but it should not have been about the origin of Darth Vader.  Or at least if it was, they could have just let people live much longer lives in this universe and had it take place 100 to 150 years in the past. 

However, that said, I do like the world of the PT trilogy.  I like the idea of the Jedi being elite generals protecting the galaxy, and this dark force lurking in the shadows manipulating events and politics for the benefits.  The struggle of how to bring order to the world in a good way with peace and order, or the dark side of chaos, fear, control and order is an interesting world. 

George Lucas didn't do a great job of portraying it, however, it wasn't horrible. 

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Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« Reply #531 on: January 15, 2020, 08:44:57 AM »
The idea that Jedi's highest most respected period and their fall and galaxy that thinks they are a forgot relic of a religion is too short.  It really hurt the story.
To me, the issue was making the Jedi Order so large and pervasive. If the Jedi Order was far smaller, more inclusive, more hermitic, it would be easier to explain why so many people haven’t seen or heard of Jedi and why those who have consider them a relic of the past.
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The Prequel Series should have been about the clone war and the rise of the Empire, but it should not have been about the origin of Darth Vader.  Or at least if it was, they could have just let people live much longer lives in this universe and had it take place 100 to 150 years in the past.
If people lived longer, would it really change how people remember things?

The Prequel Trilogy absolutely needed to be about the origin of Darth Vader because the fall of Anakin Skywalker directly correlated to the rise of the Empire and tracks well with why Darth Vader’s redemption is so important to the original trilogy.

The first thing I would change about the Prequel Trilogy is Anakin Skywalker should NOT have been the protagonist. It should have been told from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s perspective. The point of view of the protagonist changes the way a story is told. From Kenobi’s point of view, the Jedi are the ultimate good in the galaxy, can do no wrong, and the Sith are the ultimate evil. That would contrast the perspective of Luke, the protagonist of the next chronological trilogy: the Jedi are good yet fallible. Luke’s opinion of his masters is they’re wrong about his father (and he was proven right).

The two old Jedi Masters in the Original Trilogy (Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda) are dicks when you really think about it “Hey, murder your deadbeat dad who we lied to you about. We’re the good guys. LOL.” And that could have contrasted with where the Sequel Trilogy seemed to be headed before Rise of Skywalker: the Sith AND the Jedi were misguided and overall terrible for the galaxy, but the Jedi ultimately survive because of their willingness to adapt and change. The path forward was finding true balance in the Force.
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