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Konstantin Bespalov
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Chapter 6: From The Desert Comes A StrangerThe ...

Vanth sees a lone figure with a hat approaching Freetown from the desert. Sensing trouble, Vanth tells a woman named Jo to have the people evacuate inside. When Jo asks if something is wrong, Vanth says he hopes not but that is better to err on the side of safety. Vanth walks out to confront the stranger while the citizens evacuate. Deputy Scott asks what is going on but Vanth says he will handle it. He tells the Deputy to head inside while he faces down the stranger.

Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a StrangerThe ...

From its inception, Star Wars has always been heavily influenced by classic film genres of the past. Even in the 1977 original, director George Lucas sought to create a melting pot of epic storytelling elements and archetypes into a cohesive galaxy in which to explore, resulting today in a franchise that is able to tell any kind of story it wants and pull from influences both traditional and contemporary. One of the clearest and most fundamental inspirations on the Star Wars galaxy is the western genre. Between lawless desert towns, lone gun slingers, bounty hunters and cantinas ripe with unsavory characters, Star Wars is just as much an old-fashioned western as it is a sprawling visual effects space opera.

This carries over to many visual and creative decisions as well. From stunt choreography to direction to cinematography and even visual effects, everything feels cheapened in The Book of Boba Fett. It does not reach the same level as other large IP Disney+ series or even The Mandalorian. This could be due to COVID-19 restrictions and likely a smaller budget, but I cannot help but recognize that some of these issues simply come from the choices made by the creative team. This becomes especially clear in comparison to last week, in which I felt that the direction was considerably stronger. I have the utmost respect for Robert Rodriguez, but I found myself frustrated with not only this episode but the series as a whole so far.

Looking ahead, I can only hope the series returns to form from last week and continues strong. There is so much potential with what has been set up already, and despite my qualms, I actively look forward to seeing what comes next.

This information comes from the Marvel Comics miniseries The Rise of Kylo Ren by Charles Soule, Will Sliney, and Guru-eFX. The story sees Ben Solo recalling time at the Jedi Academy to Ren, the leader of the Knights of Ren before him, leading up to Ben killing three of the other students. As he begins, Ben tells Ren, "I was first, but they came not long after." 041b061a72


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