It was...eh...it might have been better if Sabine's mother/brother actually ya know...died, but of course not. The action was...eh. Also some 'warrior' culture they are, when Sabine's dad seems very tame and meek. A Legends Mando wouldn't put up with that shit and would stomp his teeth in.
__________________ "We are the rage of the Warriors of the Shadow! The first noble sons of Mandalore!"
―Excerpt from the traditional Dha Werda Verda chant
Watched the first part. No idea why there's such strong dislike here. The episode was fine. Nice action sequences, decent dialogue, and a well placed twist at the end that raised the stakes and opened the possibility for some character exploration of who, at this point is this show's weakest character and badly needs it.
It's not on par with the openers of the other seasons, but that's fine as rebels opnenrs have always been extremely good. The question is whether they can conistently produce episodes of this quality.
Perhaps the second episode will explain the reaction here.
They ruined a plotline that could've been really emotionally compelling.
At the end of the first episode when I thought Sabine's mom and brother actually died I literally said out loud, "Holy shit," because I was really surprised and impressed that Rebels went in that direction. But of course, something that interesting would've been too good to be true.
Eh, IIRC in Season 3 they kind of made a big deal about the darksaber because of its symbolic weight as a uniter of clans and extremely long history, as well as the implications about the strength of the person who wields it, so I could understand why it was being made a big deal.
Yea, the episode was still a very good one. Some nice symbolism with the armor, a great character moment for Sabine who's been strengthened as a character throughout this arc, very good action sequences, and a nice ending.
That said, this is still flawed and in many ways shows hwo this show constantly wastes it's own potential.
While this was a solid story, it could have been so much more powerful if Disney didn't feel the need to backtrack.
Having Tristan and Sabine's mother die would have provided an opportunity for us to see Sabine really suffer. And it's something she could have overcome the course of a season in stead of two singular episodes. Instead though, the personal conflict here has been fully expended when it could have been expanded on.
We see another example of this when Disney doesn't have the imperial mandalorian die when he's shocked by his superior. Again, needlessly reducing the power of their scenes.
Also, I don't like how the jedi are potrayed, especially Ezra. Why did Ezra come off as way more capable at the start of season 3 then he is now? Isn't Ezra supposed tobe growing more powerful? Becoming stronger?
So why is he still potrayed as comedic relief combatively?
On a bright note, Thrawn was killing it as he usually does. Him lecturing the mando on art was great sh!t.
Last edited by Rockydonovang on Oct 17th, 2017 at 03:21 AM
@KJ: Sure, but Bo-Katan doesn't really create an emotional response. If she was giving it to a developed character, then sure, the move would have significance, but Bo-Katan was just introduced in Rebels (meaning half the audience just learned about her five seconds prior), and in TCW, she has little characterization. Sabine could have given the Darksaber to a random Mandalorian and it would elicit the same response for me.