Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #143 – The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Louscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 143 –

The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Louscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On

“Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

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I think I’m going to try something new with all “Star Wars” movies from here on out. I’m going to try to treat them as “what ifs”. The original trilogy really shouldn’t be touched or added to in any way. That story was complete. The whiny farm boy became a hero. The selfish smuggler only out for himself became a general in the fight for freedom. The princess that lost everything learned of a family she never knew. The villain consumed by his hate finally overcame it and in his last act overthrew the man controlling him. With no leadership the empire probably fell eventually, and the galaxy returned to relative peace and freedom.

The details of how things came to be were stories best left to your imagination. Something REALLY bad happened to “Anakin Skywalker” and “Obi-Wan” his mentor was involved. He was corrupted by the “Emperor” who took over what was “The Old Republic” which turned it into the fascist “Empire”. Something called “The Clone Wars” happened which sounds awesome. What did we learn about any of this from the prequels that didn’t just make all this worse?

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesdays-Thursdays.  Oh and with the special holday comic there’s pretty no way I can get it done by or before Christmas. So I’m shooting for New Years maybe. Happy holidays to you and yours. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefigher Conversations 142 – The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

Criminal And Crimefigher Conversations 142 –

The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man

On “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

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George Lucas had it right from the very beginning. You had to start with “Episode IV”. The original trilogy is the story that mattered. Because “Star Wars” is about the hero’s journey of “Luke Skywalker” and maybe even moreso the redemption of “Han Solo”.  When you really think about it “Han” is the real hero of these movies. “Luke” joins the rebels because the plot gives him no other choice. His aunt and Uncle are dead and his home it burnt to a crisp (and as I mentioned before I think “Obi-Wan” knew that was going to happen and saw that as the only way he could start training “Luke”. Which is all kinds of messed-up). So he goes with the old man who at least seems to know his dad.

“Han” on the other hand not only really chooses to be a hero, but does so at great risk due to the bounty on his head. Sure you can chalk some of that up to him really wanting to bang “Leia” but still. He also saves the main competitor for her affection more than once again at great risk to himself.  He also does this with no powers, no teachers, and no personal stakes in the fight. He also pays the price for it by being tortured and frozen for several years.  That’s a good dude…

Tomorrow still more with these guy as the talk about “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl & Her Crew”. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #141 – The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #141 –

The Minstrel, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man On

‘“Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew”

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I don’t know how to rate “Rogue One”. I found the 1st half of it really boring, and even with the more entertaining 2nd half I didn’t really care.  50% is a fail, right? But then it isn’t THAT bad.  But it’s not good either.  Okay it’s better than the prequels right? …Yeah… But I think I’d rather watch the prequels.

I think the ultimate problem is… This isn’t really a “Star Wars” movie. It has the setting, some characters, and a fun reference of two but it’s doesn’t have the “feel”. Say what you want about the prequels (and yes pretty much every criticism is valid), or “The Force Awakens” and it’s sticking VERY close to the formula (member’) they do “feel” like “Star Wars” films. This movie doesn’t. This movie is something else… In fact when it dovetails right into “A New Hope” at the end it feels jarring. Maybe that’s on purpose though. If so is that a mark for it or against it? Let’s go through the good and bad…

The Good

  • The blind dude kicked ass
  • It was cool to see land walkers in different settings
  • The droid was kinda funny
  • The references were nice
  • Overall good action in the 2nd half
  • “Vader” murking a bunch of dudes

The Bad

  • The characters weren’t memorable. (names are misspelled or not included to illustrate the point) “Rebel Girl” is “Jyn”, the main guy is “Cassian(sp?)”, the droid is “K-something”, literally can’t name anyone else
  • The blind dude was also kinda annoying with his constant mantra. Plus he’s just kind of a half-assed “Jedi”. Just have a “Jedi” that survived or don’t
  • The droid wasn’t THAT funny.  Guy’s becoming overrated already. He did like 3 pretty funny things
  • Too much moral gray which as a review I read pointed out just doesn’t work well in a “Star Wars” movie
  • Story didn’t need to be told (the fate of 99% of prequels)
  • Again 1st half = boring
  • 2nd half seems WAY too much like just a bunch of video game levels. I could literally see the missions, objectives, achievements unlocked, and places to use cover. (It takes 2 head shots to kill the “yellow Storm Troopers”, 5 for the “black”)
  • The realization that the whole movie could’ve been “Vader” murking dudes. Why are we following this dude in the white cape?!

I dunno. If you want a kinda grim “non-Star Wars feeling” “Star Wars” movie that really doesn’t matter at the end of the day then this is alright. It doesn’t add or take away anything from the original trilogy because I feels so foreign it doesn’t count.  This is truly a “Trump era” “Star Wars” movie. “Hope” is just a word said at the end referring to something else. The heroes “win”, but it doesn’t matter cuz’ we already know the “Death Star” is destroyed and they just make another one with the same weakness that is also destroyed. Then from “The Force Awakens” we know that despite everything the “Empire” just comes back with a different name and an even bigger weapon that again has basically the same weakness.  That’s when you realize that this is the cycle forever until they just destroy everything including themselves. Ya’ll ready to stop this cycle yet?

Tomorrow all these guys are back talking about “Space Saga Side Story: Rebel Girl And Her Crew” some more. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #140 Q-boy, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man Questions About “Space Saga”

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #140

Q-boy, Mr. Mystic, Luscious Trapp, & Spiderous-Man Questions About “Space Saga”

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I actually feel kinda bad about the dig at George Lucas at the end of this one, but I do find it funny that I keep seeing these reports about him really liking “Rogue One”. Isn’t this the same person everyone says ruined everything with the prequels? As I write this the reviews are pretty good though, and it’s got 85% on “Rotten Tomatoes”. Again I say, “we’ll see”…

On another note, it’s that time of year when I suddenly realize “oh crap it’s nearly Christmas you idiot if you wanna do a holiday’s themed comic you gotta start NOW”!  Anyways, I wrote something for it and even by the standards of these comics it’s pretty nuts. I have NO idea how I’m going to get it done as I think it’s gonna be 3 pages.  So the next “History Of Comics With Q-boy” will be postponed for a while. Also if it all goes as planned it will feature a special guest… And I’ll leave you cryptically with that.

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” on Tuesdays-Thursdays. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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