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Clone Wars Rewatch: 2.19 "Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
Cookie: “The most dangerous beast is the beast within.”  Isn’t that an allegory we get all the time?  The giant monster isn’t the true monster, it’s the little people plotting!  It’s not zombies you should watch out for, it’s other survivors!  Of course, viewers in the know are aware that one character in particular has a monster within that the other characters don’t know about.  And even in his public persona in this episode, he makes some questionable calls.

I’m surprised there aren’t any objections raised about bringing the beast back to Coruscant specifically. There are plenty of worlds in the Republic. Surely one could be used for research without putting such a densely populated planet at risk.

Heh.  One of the clones says “stand your ground”.  Ask Gandalf how that might work out for ya.

Oh wait, Mace brings up the Coruscant objection.  But he doesn’t suggest studying it somewhere else.

I thought Dr. Boll might have been a stylized Ongree.  Turns out her species is a Bivall.  Which means her mouth doesn’t have to be above her eyes.

I do like that beast’s angry, glowing green eye.  Looks pretty cool.

When the Zillo Beast escapes, why does that AT-TE just sit there?  It didn’t get hit by the doors.

I love the guy in the building that actually somersaults over the table to get out of the room.

Gotta love Corsucant.  So vast even the Zillo Beast looks miniscule.

There’s something very satisfying in seeing what appears to be genuine fear in Palpatine’s eyes.  Not every day one of his plans backfires.

Threepio gets in a “We’re doomed!”  Yay!

Heh.  And Palpatine gets the “bad feeling” line!

Always liked this dialogue:
Rex: “Sir!  Looks like the general’s up to something.”
Mace: “What is Skywalker doing?”
Obi-Wan: “It appears to be one of Anakin’s improvised plans.”
Mace: “How can it be a plan if it’s improvised?”
Obi-Wan: “Not to worry.  Just catch them when they fall.”
Rex: “A lot of the general’s plans involve falling.”

Nice to have Aayla back.  And she even gets a line this time!

Anakin: “Here’s where the fun begins.”

Man, think of all those times the Jedi strain to save Palpatine.  Poor saps.

RIP, faceless Senate guard.

Seriously, Threepio takes like a twenty story fall and isn’t any worse for wear.  He must have really deteriorated in twenty years to lose an arm after tripping on Tatooine.

The Zillo’s dying screams are kind of sad to watch.

Palpatine closing smirk!

Next: The past catches up to Mace in “Death Trap”!

2011: Threequels are for Wusses
Hey, Iron Man 3 is out!  Who knows when I will see it, but we all know that means the summer movie season has started.  And I have that summer movie retrospective itch to scratch.  So, here we go.  I haven't done 2011 and 2012 yet.  And thanks to moving all of my photos over at photobucket, the previous entries no longer have viable pictures.  But oh well.  The text is there, so I guess I'll just have to live with it.  So, without further adieu, 2011, a mere two years ago...

May: Thunder Gods and Raunchy MaidsCollapse )

June: Strong Start, Dying FinishCollapse )

July: Robots, Wizards, and the Captain make for a strong monthCollapse )

August: The Help dominates; That's all you need to knowCollapse )

ARS = 27; Nice high numberCollapse )2011 gives Harry his dueCollapse )

2012: Our Last Summer Ever?
Spoiler Alert: It wasn't.

May: Marvel's Preparation Pays OffCollapse )

June: The Neglected Middle Child of MonthsCollapse )

July: Still the Reason to Continue ExistenceCollapse )

August: The Cousin Oliver of MonthsCollapse )

ARS = 21, Huzzah!Collapse )

Anyway, I think we all know what the Movie of the Summer was, don't we?  We don't even need to debate.  It's The Avengers.