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It’s Finally Happened: Samurai Jack is Back

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Gotta get back.
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I am really, really excited about this.  

 

The only downside is we won't have the wonderful Mako returning.  :(

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First piece of promo art

 

Apparently they're going a darker route for this.  Which, to be fair, the original series had a shit ton of darkness as well.  The Tale of X9 and Jack and The Haunted House in particular come to mind.  The Tale of X9 especially fucking destroyed me.

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Aaaaw yeah
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I'll keep my expectations low for this since Genndy isn't as heavily involved with this as he was with the original run. 

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Apparently this is getting a straight-up TVMA rating.
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Gimme dat grimdark!

 

I remember how even back in the day I found it funny that Jack only fought robots to get around the potential gore.  Guess we're moving away from that.

 

I really want to revisit the series now, there were SO many legitimately great episodes. I want to see how they hold up.

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I'd be happier about this if Adult Swim's decision to back this hadn't killed the Metalocalypse finale.
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I really want to revisit the series now, there were SO many legitimately great episodes. I want to see how they hold up.

They hold up pretty well.

 

I can't wait for this show to return.

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I'll keep my expectations low for this since Genndy isn't as heavily involved with this as he was with the original run. 
Say what in the what now?

How much is he involved? That affects my interest level.
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Say what in the what now?

How much is he involved? That affects my interest level.
Well, he came up with the story arc, and he's producing it. He might not be actually directing an episode.
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We have our release date! March 11th! 

 

Wachaa!

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Yessssssssss
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Oh yes! 

 

 

 

No Aku in the trailer. Jack's immortal and appears to have lost his sword. And the art's just as fucking gorgeous as ever.

I'm hyped. 

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This looks so good.

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Yeh that trailer is full on hype.
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I'd be happier about this if Adult Swim's decision to back this hadn't killed the Metalocalypse finale.

What-what-WHAT? I've been dying to hear when that show was coming back!
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Holy hellz to the yeahz.

 

I needed that little trailer.

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March can't get here quick enough.

 

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From what i read the new series is going to be much more mature and its set 50 years ahead from where the last episode left off. But Jack for some reason having to do with his time traveling experience hasn't aged at all.

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From what i read the new series is going to be much more mature and its set 50 years ahead from where the last episode left off. But Jack for some reason having to do with his time traveling experience hasn't aged at all.


That's a great sounding premise.  Jack never really changed much as a character in the original series.  I imagine 50+ years of futile searching would have left some sort of impact on him.

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Was it worth the long wait?

Why, yes...yes, it was. Beautiful to look at, kinetic and controlled, and quirky as always.

Loved the first episode. Excited for the remaining nine.
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Yes. This opening is great.

Forget JOHN WICK 2 or ATOMIC BLONDE. *This* is the action storytelling event of 2017.
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Any fears that they would rely too much on being grim and mature were allayed when a Freestyle Jazz Robot Assassin speaking like Sammy Davis Jr. showed up. 

 

So fucking happy to have this back. That was an awesome opening. 

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This is the Genndy I've been missing for so long. From the cinematography to the design and the beautiful palette of colors it's great to see him flexing his creative muscle here, the first two episodes are pretty amazing. Especially the second with Jack confronting the Daughters of Aku,

 

Speaking of Aku, Greg Baldwin does a pretty good Mako and he's just awesome here.

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Yeah, Greg Baldwin also did Uncle Iroh on Avatar after Mako passed. They were very right to get him. 

 

And FUUUUUUCK that was definitely even better than the first ep. That whole confrontation, the parallel with the old lone wolf. Jack's shocked realization that he's NOT fighting robots. Just everything, really.

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This show is such a tremendous artistic achievement. Last episode was phenomenal.
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I'm loving how it jumps from silly fun gags to DARK and vice-versa here.

 

"Oh! Aku is talking to himself as a therapist. Hahaha!"

 

"Oh...Jack is talking to himself and contemplating suicide..."

 

Anyone but Genndy, that would not work. But the man is a fucking maestro so it does. 

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3/3 so far. Another beautiful episode.
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Yeah. This is some amazing work.
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I'm loving this. If only movies could be this good.
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It still depresses the hell out of me that rumored DARK TOWER animated HBO series that Genndy was going to do never happened. That would have been amazing.

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It still depresses the hell out of me that rumored DARK TOWER animated HBO series that Genndy was going to do never happened. That would have been amazing.

!!!!!!

 

Why did you have to put that in my head?!  Now I have to spend forever knowing that series doesn't exist!

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Well, Michael Mann was once about to make a film based on Stephen Pressfield's Gates of Fire.

 

I probably lament that fact at least twice a week.

 

But since I finally got a final season of Samurai Jack that is actually (amazingly) exceeding expectations (minus Mako's absence), the hurt has diminished ever so slightly.

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Good christ, everything about that was just fantastic. 

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This final season will be getting a few well deserved awards when it's all said and done. Fantastic stuff all around.

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4 for 4 so for...I mean far.

 

Gorgeously animated as always and probably the funniest episode yet. Which, after the preceding two eps of grimness, was rather welcome. 

 

Ashi screaming as she keeps swinging in and out of frame fucking killed me. Also, "I like the back fur!" Jack is still such a goofball. 

 

AND THE NEXT EPISODE CAN'T GET HERE QUICK ENOUGH LADDIE!

 

 

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! 

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For an episode without much Jack, that was very entertaining.  It's nice that Ashi gets her own hero's quest in her search for Jack.  Also the reveal that:

 

Minor but neat detail (Click to show)
Ashi has basically been nude this entire time.
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I appreciate where this season is going in terms of emotional trajectory.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the brief trip down memory lane with Ashi.  It did effectively set up the remaining journey a bit, but I like both the timing of that reveal and the conceit.  This has been such a beautiful and strong set of episodes.  I'm thrilled they came back to finish it.

 

And Scaramouche's final comment about the guy that got him on the boat absolutely floored me in the best way possible.  Genius.

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Gotta say this has been perfect so far - my son and I watched the originals back when he was muuuch younger and we are just loving this final season. :D

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If this sticks the landing, SAMURAI JACK is going to be an incredible example of contemporary mythmaking.
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These last episodes deserve to be shown in a theater on a huge screen....the phenomenally beautiful imagery demands it.

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These last episodes deserve to be shown in a theater on a huge screen....the phenomenally beautiful imagery demands it.

Agreed. It's one thing that's always been great about this series. The framing and shot composition are dynamic, colorful, and fun.
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