Star Wars: The Clone Wars - "Bounty Hunters" - Talkback [4/2]

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Premieres: April 2nd at 9:00 PM Eastern
Repeats: April 3rd at 8:30 AM Eastern


A new episode airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.
 

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It looks like their retreading a old Star Wars comic that was a retread of a Western that was a retread of a Samurai movie.
 

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Great episode :anime:
I like the lightsaber fights and Embo beating up that pirate scout :anime:
 
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Yeah, it was a nice Seven Samurai homage but little else. I didn't expect Anakin to willingly spare the captain though, odd. Look at all the farmers bringing sticks to gunfights though, and winning! :sweat:
 

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I knew going in that this was an homage to "The Seven Samurai", but they made that even more clear with the "In Memory of Akira Kurosawa" message at the beginning. Very nice.

Solid episode all around. The return of Captain Hondo, fun bickering between Obi-Wan and Anakin, and one bad*** new addition to Star Wars lore in the form of Embo. *Adds the Embo action figure to his wish list*

Then only drawback was that it was too condensed. This has happened in a number of episodes. They come up with a good story, but 22 minutes is just not enough time to tell it properly. This one should have been a two-parter to flesh out all four bounty hunters more....

Four Death Stars out of Five.

P.S.: Kowakian Monkey-Lizards can drive tanks! Who knew? :p

P.P.S.: Embo very clearly snapped that scout's neck... yet the fandom will still claim that this is a kiddie show....
 

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Hey, Cad Bane (I almost called him Rufus again :sweat: ) was snapping necks since the first season! Besides, I'd consider Anakin's interrogation of Poggle "worse" than the neck snapping anyway if you were trying to point out an indicator of the show's maturity level (though you'd be wrong to count the spikes and not the average). I mean, people get shot in cartoons all the time, and there's still no blood with a neck snap.
 
I thought it was a good homage to Kurosawa himself, given how CN's sister network TCM just wrapped up showing some of his movies on Tuesdays last month (my favorites being Rashomon and Ran).

IIRC it's been said that Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress inspired George Lucas to create Star Wars.

Anyhow, pretty good, though as has been pointed out it it did seem rushed.
 

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I wonder if Teletoon only aired a repeat tonight in order for CN to catch up. They aired Ep 5 so maybe next week will be the same ep for both Canada and the U.S.
 

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Liked the new episode tonight, I'm kind of starting to grow on the StarWars series. I'm also glad that they're playing an hour of it instead of just 30 minutes, it makes a lot more sense to me that they do that.
 

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Gotta admit it was better than what the trailer made it out to be, however the message was a little screwy.... yeah you should deffend your yourself but if the bounty hunters amd jedi weren't there it would've been suicide.:shrug:
 

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This really should have been a two-parter. One of the big reasons why Seven Samurai was so great was because you actually got to know the characters before they started dying, which made it much more emotional. The first one of these guys to die only had one line of dialogue.

Also, this episode never really had any sense that the heroes were at a disadvantage. In 7S they barely won, and throughought the battle you felt like they could lose at any moment.

Pro: The bounty hunter with the hat who spoke another language was incredibly badass.
 

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This really should have been a two-parter. One of the big reasons why Seven Samurai was so great was because you actually got to know the characters before they started dying, which made it much more emotional. The first one of these guys to die only had one line of dialogue.
The season finale is a 3-parter, not just a two-parter, although it sounds like your gripe is that there was enough in just this one episode for 2 full ones on its own, regardless of what happens in the real parts 2 and 3.

Regardless, Lucasfilm ran a trailer at Wondercon and then gave it to the press, so click through below to see it:

Toonzone Presents "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 2 Finale Trailer
 

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Also, this episode never really had any sense that the heroes were at a disadvantage. In 7S they barely won, and throughought the battle you felt like they could lose at any moment.
That's kind of been one of the main problems of the show in general, not just in this episode.
 

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