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The Mandalorian Koska Reeves (Mysterious Hooded Woman)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Darth_Accipiter, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I like her hair, it's rad.
     
  3. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Probably helps cushion her head with the helmet on.
     
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  4. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    At first i tought she might Sabine's mother, she looked quite like her.
     
  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/All-Around Good Guy star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I don’t think she is Sabine now
     
  6. Grey Matter

    Grey Matter Jedi Master star 3

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    I was so confused because I didn't see "Sasha Banks" in the credits. [face_laugh]
     
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  7. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    she was never going to be Sabine

    character only had a few lines, but I thought she was cool, hope we see the character again
     
  8. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Not enough lines for me to judge whether she is a worse actress than weirdo Gina Carano. Gina is a 4/10 and I suspect Sasha is perhaps a 6 or 7.

    However, I don't mind some bad acting in SW. To me it's a quality of the B-movie genre Star Wars is born from and not a bug. For some characters, just looking the part is what you want.
     
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  9. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    You're just overreacting because she's a wrestler by trade. She really wasn't that bad compared to some performances given by 'real actors' in the Saga.
     
  10. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Nope. Her line delivery while sitting on the Razorcrest is up there with Carano's worst, IMO. I feel that way not because they are wrestlers, but because they are bad actors. But I do recognize that there was some pretty bad acting in the PT, and a few minor parts in the OT and ST. Doesn't mean it's something to emulate, though. When the acting is good, Star Wars is better.
     
  11. Shamear

    Shamear Jedi Knight star 1

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    Sasha Banks always talks like she has a cold, I wouldn't have understood any of her dialogue if it weren't for the subtitles. In fact, she sounded clearer with the helmet on in that initial scene after rescuing the child.
     
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  12. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I thought the character's name was "Costco Sleeves",lol.

    I don't think she had many lines, out've the three they left most of the talking to Bo-Katan which I guess makes sense she was the boss.

    Mercedes Varnado and Gina Carano are both fine in their respective roles. Which are more action and physical - they are basically female gladiator- amazon and military type character women. That wouldn't necessarily translate to being refined speaker characters or having to be trained actors to play more physical roles in a fantasy series.

    Besides Star Wars isn't really isn't known for its great acting.
     
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  13. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I thought she did a good job and I hope to see her again. This isn’t Shakespeare. I don’t need Daniel Day-Lewis-level acting in every scene. Although I agree the Imperials were really good in this. Especially the door guy.

    “Close the door! CLOSE THE DOOR! All of them! All of them! CLOSE ALL THE DOORS!” [face_laugh]
     
  14. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    That dude cracked me up. He was a perfect mix of cowardly and kinda sorta brave but not really.
     
  15. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    "Where are those Droidekas?"

    Everything is so cosy and familiar in the GFFA.
     
  16. godisawesome

    godisawesome Sequel Trilogy Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    One of the advantages of Reeves and Dune as characters for less traditional actors is that they're basically "jarhead" style characters - sounding less refined and more like a braggart is an asset.
     
  17. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    No, they just sound like they’re acting poorly.

    Good actors can actually play convincing jarheads and braggarts, with all the lack of refinement that entails. Like Christian Bale in the fighter, Ice Cube in Three Kings, or even Katee Sackhoff herself in Battlestar Galactica. Bad actors, even if they are jarheads or braggarts, don’t play convincing ones when the TV or movie cameras are pointed at them.

    This is a high-budget show. And it’s mostly phenomenal. I don’t see a good reason to deliberately introduce bad acting in some roles, thus keeping the show from achieving its full potential.
     
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  18. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Her hair gave me bad "Dwarves in The Hobbit" vibes...
     
  19. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Actually, they aren't both wrestlers. Sasha is a professional wrestler (fake) and Gina is an MMA fighter (real). Important distinction. ;)

    I haven't found them running the acting into the ground; SW always has some moderately corny dialogue/acting, including ANH. So far what I've seen works within the bounds of SW; I think they both have enough of a screen presence.
     
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  20. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    It was bad acting, that’s all I’m saying. Tolerance for that in SW is another matter. My feeling is that SW should seek to improve that aspect of itself, not double down on it. But it’s a minor issue. I love this show almost as much as my pets. And I reeeeaaally love my pets.
     
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  21. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree bad acting is only a positive thing for a movie/ series/ franchise if it provides some 'so bad it's good' novelty.

    Otherwise bad acting is just bad acting regardless of what you're in.

    Having said all that, 'bad acting' is also subjective, (I personally think Daisy Ridley's acting in the entire ST is atrocious but that's just me) it's only until i came on this thread that I realised that people had a problem with Gina Carano's acting at all. So it's not really something that bothers me too much-especially when it's a bit part character with hardly any lines.
     
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  22. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    True
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    I loved it
    Star Wars has a history of excellent acting skills
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    ....so the Sasha Banks cameo is the least I care about
     
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  23. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    that gif deserves to be posted outside spoilers

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  24. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, but SW does have some of the novelty acting you are talking about. What some may consider bad acting can be intentional- I've always said that about AOTC- what many may see as atrocious lines and acting actually have intentionality to them- that's the way they were meant to be. There are certain ways people act corny or overact that are intentional for the situation; that's a part of dramatic portrayal. I think they are getting what they want out of the acting in the show. After all, if they wanted Meryl Streep for the role, they would have hired her (well, maybe she wouldn't want the part, but you get what I mean- they have a lot of options for getting the acting they want).
     
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  25. All_Powerful_Jedi

    All_Powerful_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sasha Banks has a range. She’s better as a heel, and kinda dull as a babyface.

    Still, she was fine for what she was here. Better than “Two Fighters Against a Star Destroyer?” at least.