The Mandalorian — Season 2

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The Mandalorian — Season 2

Post by Bram » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:20 pm

I loved Season 1, with the exception of episodes 4 and 5, and thought they would nail Season 2.

But when the preview was released a few weeks ago, I had a bad feeling: much more obvious CG this season vs. a throwback to the original Trilogy with the heavy dose of practical effects in Season 1; and cheesier situations.

Season 2 premiered last night...and it was boring. Rife with unrealistic effects, bloated with unenjoyable dialogue, and stuck with the same fetch-quest plot lines that slowed some episodes of Season 1.

I made it through ~40 minutes of a ~55 minute episode and ended up turning it off, too bored to continue.

What did you all think?
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Re: The Mandalorian — Season 2

Post by Fat Cat » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:03 pm

I think all your criticisms are on target. I still enjoyed it, but not as much as my son. I also am prejudiced against Timothy Olyphant, I've always disliked him as an actor.
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Re: The Mandalorian — Season 2

Post by Bram » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:05 pm

I didn’t recognize him until the end of the show, but I kept thinking why do they have this pretty boy with a 200$ haircut in this used-Universe?

Finished the last 15 minutes, but it didn’t budge my opinion:

Why was there a WOODEN crossbow in the desert?

Why were they playing tug-of-war with a 4 million pound sand worm?

Meh.
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Re: The Mandalorian — Season 2

Post by Ronald RayGun » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 am

Fa sho the weakest ep yet, but I still watched it twice.

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Re: The Mandalorian — Season 2

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:02 pm

Ronald RayGun wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 am
Fa sho the weakest ep yet, but I still watched it twice.
Oh I liked it quite a bit more than one or two of the middle episodes of Season 1 that kinda bogged down. At this point, people want episodes that advance the primary story line, and not the one-off Gunsmoke episodes.
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Re: The Mandalorian — Season 2

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:25 pm

Okay, my son wanted to rewatch it in anticipation of tonight's episode. I enjoyed it substantially more the second time through, and I feel that some of it's strengths were underappreciated. As an example, the march of the Sand People on their way to hunt the Krayt dragon was beautifully filmed and reminiscent of David Lean's work. As pulp space opera, I liked it fine. On another note, Baby Yo was just window dressing and played no part in the plot.
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