Dear 100 Hour Board,
Dear...Can Porgs Use the Internet Now?
Yeah they're cute and all, yada yada yada, but they felt way more Disney-esque than traditional Star War-sy. The real hero of the show were the fish nuns on Ahch-To. I just love how much sass and judgment they exude every time they look at Rey.
I love the porgs and the fish nuns and the space hippo that gives Gatorade milk.
I agree that they have that Disney "small cute thing" vibe. But after reading that they had a hard time removing the native puffins from footage and opted to animate them as porgs instead, I decided that is very Star Wars. I think people forget that Star Wars has been a hot mess from the beginning. Lucas planned nothing, and we all love it to death anyway. I mean no one takes Toschi Station seriously do they? Or the fact that Mark Hamill yells Carrie's name instead of Leia? Or when the stormtrooper hits his head on the door frame? Maybe I'm just sensitive because of all the Last Jedi hate. But the point is that Star Wars has always been about poor planning, bum solutions, and having fun with it. Qualities which all, I might remind you, were endearingly expressed by our favorite space smuggler, one Han Solo.
YES. I loved all the animals that easily stole the show. They're doing great.
I liked the Porgs. It wouldn't be Star Wars without weird animals, and I didn't feel it was overdone. Though I have no clue why they kept some on the Falcon.