Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
I forget this is pinball forum at times. I'm a Star Wars superfan. First movie I ever saw in theaters was Empire Strikes back at 5 years old. I dress up as a stormtrooper, so I suppose I am biased. However I will call bullshit when I see it. I don't embrace everything just because it is Star Wars.
I see nothing like that with the Mandalorian.
From everything I've seen & read, it's going to be a homerun. Fans have been clamoring for a bounty hunter based movie for years. It's written & produced by Dave Filoni & Faureu. Long proven track record & Star Wars superfans. They came up with their own idea for a series & were given the freedom to give the fans what they've always wanted. The casting is fricking outstanding. It covers an era (5 years post Jedi) that is ripe for exploration, as are the type of scum & villainy characters that inhabit these underworlds. It's geared towards adults, not children. Every fan that has gotten a sneak preview has been thrilled with what they saw. I saw the 10 minutes of footage that were leaked at Celebration, and that blew me away. This series is a love letter to the original trilogy, and it's jam packed with small details that only superfans can notice.
People like to hate on Star Wars these days. Some of that is completely justified. But I think this series is going to surprise alot of people. Latest TV spot:
Funny, I always thought your icon was an abstract Grievous head. Only now noticed it's a buffalo!
I think people have hated on Star Wars, the films specifically, for good reason. Not simply to be irked, avoid contentment, etc. They've sucked, and at best used nostalgia solely for their merits. Daaaaamn, I tried watching the Last Jedi the other night again, got a half hour in before disinterest, annoyance, and the idea of doing better things came along.
I've always heard the cries for more Fett, never understood why. The Bulloch Fett was such a cameo of a character, meanwhile it never seemed like people dug Jango that much, who I genuinely found ferocious in those dialog scenes Morrison had with McGregor in his Camino living quarters.
I'm at the point where I wish cues and hints to other older films were dropped. Maybe make new compelling dialog, though the Finn "I'm the man" sorta mantra maybe makes me leary of that. Hearing the "heard the stories" line feels so much akin to the Jedi, it's offputting for me. How many legends are there in this galaxy anyway?
I hope, well would hope, that oddly his armor was used in only select scenes, almost like a "baddie of the week", and at the end of tracking this beast or crook, he then placed his mantle on akin to Batman. Incognito stuff first, ala his detective persona, than the last ten minutes a fierce, intense showdown/hunt. But from what I see of these shots, and Herzog sticking out as Herzog does with every line of dialog, this show doesn't appear very subtle, but what has so far in the past decade of Star Wars?
Quoted from Hobbypinball:
Doesn't that depend on what you're in the mood for? Sometimes you want a quick game of Fishtales and sometimes you want a long game of TSPP. Both hold up well.
"aritistic" is kind of loaded. It's best left for people who need to dissect a media film as part of their education vs getting some friends together for some popcorn and nostalgia. Was Goonies "artistic"? Probably not. Lots of people still like rewatching it for the nostalgia fix.
There's room for both - one type isn't better than the other IMO.
I mentioned a few posts later, I was really pleasantly surprised with "Dracula Untold", an entirely forgettable, but entertaining goofy popcorn flick. The Marvel stuff mixes too many genres, in a way that feels schizophrenic, more than melodic and entrancing. I dig dumb, action stuff sure, but there never feels like a grounded sense of the world in Marvel movies. It's all quick cuts, undercut drama via jokes, and characters that feel all like an offshoot of sarcastic Tony Stark.
I miss the tone and style of the first Blade....
Goonies had some great cinematography, from what I recall. Never wanted to watch it over and over again, but Richard Donner is a king regarding fantasy and the grandiose.
Oh, and I don't think I snubbed the Marvel movies for not being artistic, I feel they just aren't interested in developing drama well. They certainly are visual spectacles, just not nearly as memorable as older Spielberg stuff.