The toughest part watching of Attack of the Clones, and subsequently spending an hour talking about it, is all of the unrealized potential. The concepts, the story, the ideas are solid and intriguing. We could spend literally hours talking about minor (and major) tweaks would vastly improve the whole endeavor. Alli repurposes an old Red Letter Media concept as her biggest beef, while Mary laments the Padme/Anakin romance. On the plus side, we get some fun Obi-Wan and some real characters and plot to work with this round. Cheers!
In what is sure to prove MBT's biggest Star Wars positivity challenge, this week's podcast talks 1999's The Phantom Menace. We won't lie to you: we don't have the child-nostalgia for this film that some do, and without that, the movie is dull. We discuss what we think could be changed for improvement, but also where we think there are some story and character diamonds in the rough. Plus: Duel of the Fates! Cheers to that.
We're continuing our Star Wars chat with the original controversial Star Wars film: Return of the Jedi. We talk the implications of slave Leia, the dope Jabba's palace sequence and dig deep into the implications of the Emporer/Vader/Luke scene when combined with prequel knowledge. We have special guest Alex on this week, helping us round out our OT gushing. Cheers!
This week we return to a galaxy far, far away to discuss the relative benefits of Tauntaun warmth vs. a good naked snuggle, Han's desperation to be loved, watching Star Wars in an opinion vacuum, and Yoda: Master Troll. We're having a great time attempting to link the the stories with the prequels and sequels, and going over how age and perspective can shift your opinion of each movie. Guys, we're still not over how fun it is to talk Star Wars. Cheers!