MrCRskater wrote:Truthfully, none of season 4 has been very impressive. Sure, the animation is cool, but the stories are half-baked and any nuances are glossed over [...]
Sadly, I agree. I did like most of the business on Umbara, and some of the plot to kidnap Palpatine, but not enough to warrant buying this season as I have done for the first three. Who knew that the two episodes with R2 & C3P0 as the main characters would be two of the best? Unfortunately that's not saying much.
IMO, the biggest problem is that they need to stop killing off all of their characters within an episode arc. No one's ever around long enough to care about them, so even if the story is interesting, at the end we're left with nothing. No progression, no new interesting characters, no storylines outside of the main ones that need developing or that we're left wondering about later which they could revisit. They almost killed off Embo in season 2 until the majority of the staff within complained. Why kill off the only characters that could be developed beyond an individual plot point? Kill all the nameless clones and as many droids as you like. Blow up more starfighters and tanks if you feel the need, but try keeping some good characters around for a while, please!
And yeah, the whole magic business just feels outside the scope of Star Wars in general, but it was somewhat
intriguing until this episode. Hopefully this is just the filler and they're saving the best for season 5, but I'm not holding my breath.