SW: Clone Wars logo

After the cooling off period...

I had intended to go into a scathing rant about how that little bastard Eric Gellar at theforce.net is such a whiny-bitch in his reviews of the previous night's episodes of The Clone Wars, but I've mellowed since I first thought of the idea.

I'm not going to get all upset about him not realizing that this latest episode ("Evil Plans") was targeted more for kids than teenagers like himself.

I'm not going to chastise him about "Now that most of my complaining is over, I'm going to complain some more" sentences that frequently appear in his reviews.

I'm not going to complain about his whining about "Is this really The Clone Wars?" every other episode when he should keep in mind that, One: it's a friggin' cartoon! and Two: ... well, I can't remember what Two was, but I'm sure it was meaningful.

I won't point out that I'm pretty envious by how many words he can put out in under 12 hours when most of that (I assume) should be taken up by sleep. Although he can get mindlessly wordy and maybe a little repetitive.

I won't point out that his reviews are occasionally flawed by him not reading the full episode guide or watching Dave Filoni's commentary when it is posted at 9:30pm Pacific time. If that's too late for him, he should be able to access it by the time he wakes up to post his review Saturday morning.

No, I'm not going to complain about another fanboy being disappointed in how his favorite bounty hunter's actions during "the Hutt conference to be realistic at all." I didn't realize Eric knew the greedy bad-guy so well. Did he create him? Hell, the way TCW has been jumping around in its time-line, this may be the first time we've ever seen Bane! (Which isn't exactly true, but I'm sure you get what I'm saying.)

I'm not going to ask, "Or what?" when he ends his review with, "To say that TCW Season 3 needs to pick up the pace very soon is an understatement." What? Would Cartoon Network cancel it? Will people stopping watching it? Will Eric stop reviewing it? (We can only hope the latter.)

Nope, no complaining from me. No, sir. I'm a rational person, my barking over this is just plain silly and meaningless. Nope, I'm not going to say a word.
Hey, read my review! Or Bryan Young's review over at his Star Wars Examiner page or BigShinyRobot.com. We both "got" it. It's Artoo and Threepio, the Laurel and Hardy of Star Wars.

I don't know what's gotten into people at TFN lately. I stopped reading the threads on the message board because it's full of "God I hate this show/Season Three sucks/I'm not watching anymore" nonsense. I'm convinced what they want is episode after episode of fighting, explosions, and lightsaber battles. There's still more than half the season to go. I have a feeling they're saving a lot of the latter until after the New Year.

What I AM worried about is that by next summer there's going to be hat-in-hand whimpering over displeasing "the fans" and promises to "do better" next time, meaning it will just be fanboy fanservice and no brain behind it.
You're right, I need to expand my horizons and not always reflexively go to tf.n for my SW news, especially reviews. I usually try to stay out of the forums, but I'll throw in a good word every now and then.

BSR's review is pretty good (I haven't gotten to the other one, yet)(later: whoops, I just notice that it's the same guy), but one of the first things I saw when I went to their home page was a link to their vidcast where they ask the question "Which movie is worse: The Matrix or The Phantom Menace?"


Eleven years ago the mere thought of that question wouldn't even cross those basement-dwellers' minds. Sounds more like a topic for the assholes over at Ain't-It-Cool-News.

Boy, do I have a potty mouth today!

Edited at 2010-11-06 10:36 pm (UTC)
It's understandable ;).

Bryan's the only guy at BSR who really likes the prequels, so I just stick with his Examiner page.