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Just a few weeks ago, fans were still trying Andor with intense skepticism. After all, rogue one he is now six years old and we had already seen the grand finale of Cassian Andor’s journey. We are now five episodes in and most Star Wars fans have switched gears to treat it like it’s the second coming.
While Disney and Lucasfilm must be pleased with that perception, the other side of the coin is that it’s making other live-action Disney Plus movies. Star Wars It looks bad. He has set an incredibly high bar Ahsoka, skeleton crew, Y the acolyte will have a hard time getting over it, and even with the accolades, this slow-burning character-focused show doesn’t please viewers who crave Jedi action.
if you criticize Andor don’t expect a warm reception from others Star Wars amateurs
the Star Wars the fandom rarely agrees on anything except maybe that the original trilogy is awesome and that the mandalorian it’s a great show. We may soon be able to add Andor to that list, as a fan who poked his head over the parapet and accused the show of being boring and that “absolutely nothing has happened” for five episodes was deleted in replies.
Fans called this “the worst take I’ve ever seen on Star Wars”, he said it is “fundamentally stupid” and recommended settling for shows that feature “more explosions”. We can see his point since, after years of becoming quite shallow Star Wars stories that aim at the level of a novel for young adults, it is a novel that Andor it goes a little deeper and takes its time to build characters.
Still, no show is beyond criticism. Sooner or later Andor it will have some kind of wobble and opinion can change quickly. But, right now, don’t expect a warm reception from fans if you throw hate at the show.
Should Andor be the model for all the future Star Wars shows?
The warm reception has also caused some fans to argue that anyone working on the next Star Wars Disney Plus shows must use Andor as a model of success. Somehow it’s hard to argue, especially in the way the show uses practical scenarios about The Volume, it boasts better dialogue than anything since The Empire Strikes Backand he seems to have taken the time to properly think through his premise and come up with something new to say.
That said, one of the reasons we enjoy Andor it’s because it’s so different, so we wouldn’t all want Star Wars be so. The galaxy is big enough for silly and adventurous adventures, mystical stories about the Force, and, on occasion, pure comedy.
Still, someone should be taking notes, since it’s sad to think about what boba fett book either Obi Wan Kenobi could have been if Lucasfilm had approached them the same way they did Andor.
A popularity contest between old and new Disney Plus characters ends in a deadlock
Disney Plus’ Star Wars Production is currently split evenly between classic characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett and newer characters Cassian Andor and Din Djarin. Is it possible to decide which of them is objectively the best? Fans have been doing their best to decide, but it seems like they all have their positives and negatives.
That said, Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett is proving quite unpopular, probably because his solo show portrayed him as a bumbling and ineffective crime lord. By contrast (and unsurprisingly given the rest of this roundup), Cassian Andor is getting a lot of love. Obi-Wan is also a popular choice, mainly due to the four in which he has the longest bow. Star Warsextending from the phantom menace until his time as a Force Ghost in return of the jedi. And of course you’d be foolish to write off Din Djarin. Decisions decisions…
However, it’s New York Comic-Con this weekend. Star Wars News is likely to be slim on the ground. Maybe we can expect some fun announcements for new comics and novels over the next year, albeit with the big screen. Star Wars projects in limbo and future Disney Plus shows all revealed I’d keep your hopes down.
Still, as always, fingers crossed.