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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2019, 04:01:20 PM »
I like the edginess of this series, even though the prison break episode didn't end with as many casualties as it probably should have.  But they aren't shying away from collateral killing and damage.  I've enjoyed every bit of this, even with some TV show-sloppiness/gimmicky-ness, in a lot of ways like Star Trek TNG was but still such a good show.

They are shying away from showing the killing though and I'm finding it very noticeable.

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« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2019, 06:12:19 PM »
In the first episode they showed someone getting cut in half, maybe it's tamed as they move forward?
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« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2019, 11:05:06 AM »
Sticks the landing, which has become increasingly rare. (Avengers did it, and I hear Watchmen too.) Further evidence that Taika Waititi deserves consideration for Director of the Decade. (I know that sounds extreme, but look at what he's done these past 10 years. Pretty impressive.)
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2019, 02:29:08 PM »
Sticks the landing, which has become increasingly rare. (Avengers did it, and I hear Watchmen too.) Further evidence that Taika Waititi deserves consideration for Director of the Decade. (I know that sounds extreme, but look at what he's done these past 10 years. Pretty impressive.)

Waititi is one of the best out there!  I really enjoyed the last episode and we got that violence of the beginning (stormtroopers generally fair poorly and the guys in the armory got it pretty bad). Did we see a lightsaber in there??
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2019, 03:08:08 PM »
We saw a Darksaber. I don't know how much extra material you want to know about but it belonged to the only Mandalorian who was also a Jedi.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2019, 08:05:06 PM »
Iíve enjoyed the meta jokes in the show so far. Bill Burr taking the piss out of Gungans, making fun of how stormtroopers canít aim and then this episode having the two scout troopers not being able to shoot straight either.

I think showing his face was the right decision. Thereís no point building it up for seasons because it will never pay off satisfactory after that long.

The pile of Mandalorian armour in the sewer. Am I supposed to read that as they were all killed or they gave up and left or a bit of both?

This show wasnít afraid to make choices. They killed Werner Herzog off like it was nothing and then Kuiil. I think thatís the right move so far.

I was a little iffy about Gina Carano being cast because sheís not really a great actor yet but she improved every episode.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2019, 08:50:50 PM »
I was a little iffy about Gina Carano being cast because sheís not really a great actor yet but she improved every episode.
Yes. I haven't followed her career, but what I have seen she's a presence at best. Here, she brings both a tough and a maternal side and has been a surprisingly great casting choice.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2020, 02:28:45 PM »
Further evidence that Taika Waititi deserves consideration for Director of the Decade.

Absolutely.  He's got the Midas touch right now.  I can't wait to see his next writing/directing/acting.
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