Yup I woke up an hour early before work to watch the first Episode on Disney+.
WHOA! If this is what Star Wars is like without Lucas, I like it!
NINJA EDIT: It definitely has that Dave Filoni story telling vibe. And if yo watched Clone Wars and Rebels you know what I'm talking about.
Both Clone Wars and Rebels are absolutely "must watch" IMHO. Clone Wars does an excellent job of fleshing out the Emperor's (and thus Anakin's and Padme's) story arch and -- at least in my view -- bring a much greater sense of depth to the somewhat disjointed prequels (I, II and III). Clone Wars also develops and sets up a key character in Rebels very nicely.
I re-watched ep. I, II and III after watching Clone Wars, which made it much easier to relegate Jar Jar to the role of plot device. If one were to draw a Fallout universe parallel, I guess Jar Jar would be a clumsy character with low-ish mental stats but a high Luck score, making for plenty of wacky surprises during a play-through.
Rogue One was good but tragic. Solo was ... I'm still on the fence. Part good, part meh perhaps? The less said about the Rey films, the better (I'm looking at you, Rian "let's kill off all the interesting stuff JJ Abrams set up" Johnson). On the basis of my experience with Clone Wars and Rebels, I'm becoming more and more convinced that having a tightly written, directed and produced series with a larger, complete series story arch and many smaller interwoven and interspersed story arches is the way to go for telling stories in the Star Wars universe.
And yes, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni could very well be the best people to have at the helm in such a venture.
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