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Star Butterfly Vs. The Forces of Evil Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ToonGeek, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd be very disappointed if it didn't. The season finale seemed like it should have been 2 episodes. Toffee seemed to slink away without cursing vengeance or saying or even reacting to anything. He doesn't seem like the type to get a slow boil, so why he had that reaction seemed to be the biggest cliffhanger for me, even though it's subtle. Not to mention the cracked wand. Plus, this would be an excellent opportunity to make the Headmistress of Mada O's the series' next big villain. I liked Ludo as a goofy, cartoonish villain, but really felt the series needed to be taken up a notch. Plus, we really need to see Star find out her people weren't the good guys in Mewnie's manifest destiny with the monsters.

    This series is really shaping up to be dark and serious for its second season. I'm excited for it.
     
  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Season 2 just debuted, and while "My New Wand" was largely a silly plot involving Star "dipping down" to get Marco un-trapped in a closet, it's the following episode, "Ludo and the Wild" that is really worth talking about. While it focuses on Ludo's quest to survive in a dark, desolate forest that Star banished him to (which lacks a lot of dialogue and music to really hammer in how hard it is for him), it's near the end where
    it's revealed that the forest is located in Mewni.
     
  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Mina Loveberry was hilarious, and it only makes sense that Star would idolize someone even crazier than her. It's only when Mina threatened to conquer Earth that made Star realize just how dangerous she is. Love how she has Sailor Moon's hairdo and transformation sequence, too.

    The senile, midlife crisis-suffering King Butterfly even returned in the following episode where Marco and his family go camping. I loved his random nervous breakdown over a staring contest with a bald eagle, having trouble coming to terms over his daughter's maturity.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Is it me, or is the tone different in this season? It feels very quiet and awkward a lot of the time; there's not much of a backing score for a lot of the action.
     
  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I really liked yesterday's episode with Star and Marco taking care of Buff Frog's tadpoles while he went out on a mission, but the concurrent episode paired with it that focused on Buff Frog trying to complete said mission with his evil buddies all the while trying to hide the fact that he's a father was even better. Especially when it was revealed that all that contraband corn that non-Mewmans aren't allowed to have
    was for Ludo.
     
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So, there's a comic book tie in now, apparently. Almost grabbed it, but I really can't afford to start a completely new series now. Surprised there wasn't any fanfare for it, but only one copy was left when I got to the comics shop yesterday.
     
  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else watch the slumber party episode with that truth or dare cube that punishes those who lie? It really brought forth the nightmare fuel we've come to expect, and also teased a lot of Star x Marco shippers in the process.
     
  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    The newest episodes were a Halloween one where Star helps Marco's dad make a scary haunted house by summoning a ghost, which goes horribly right if you know what I mean. The other is a deconstruction, which shows that all the creatures she summons actually live inside her wand, and shows the real importance of the Spider With a Top Hat.
    Essentially, he's a last resort when all the more powerful monsters are badly beaten, as he's equipped with a laser gatling that shoots little top hats like bullets.
     
  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    So, has anyone else been catching up with the wave of new episodes? They just finished off the 2nd season, and all I can say is that the last two half-hour eps sure were intense.
     
  11. C to the J

    C to the J Active Member

    I certainly have. The cliffhanger is certainly cause for a renewal. It's true what Adam McArthur (voice of Marco) said, fans of 'Starco' would be very happy because...
    Star confesses to Marco that she does have a crush on him just before leaving the Diaz house and returning to Mewni to deal with the chaos brought about by Ludo, who is under Toffee's control.

    I also recently found that the show has drama as one of the genres, hence the lesser emphasis on music.

    And here's some related news...

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...urphys-law-eden-shers-star-forces-evil-981534

    You can bet your last quarter that Daron Nefcy is elated, up to the point where she doesn't know/care how Disney's been treating some other shows. It's times like this that make me think Disney likes certain shows more than they like other shows that have so much more potential. What I wouldn't give to help Craig McCracken get Wander Over Yonder back on for one more season, or at least some other way to properly wrap it up.
     
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  12. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Wonderful news to hear, but I wish they would wait until the 3rd season is finished before renewing it for a 4th.
     
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  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Now here's something that Cracked pointed out for me today: the episode "Just Friends" had a scene where all the couples attending the concert kiss, some of which were same-sex couples. And treated as no different than the straight ones -- no tongue-kissing or dry-humping, or anyone clad in leather. Now there's an awesome strike for LGBTQ rights! :)

    http://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/7/1/2/603712_v2.gif
     
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  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty surprised I haven't heard very many parental or conservative groups complain about that or Jeff's two moms on Clarence or all the gay on Steven Universe. I hope that means we're making progress and it's not just that their hiding in the shadows. Either that or it's more adults watching these shows than kids. Or perhaps parents just don't pay attention to what their kids are watching anymore.

    Anyways, i'm finally watching the show all the way through ( yeah, I know i'm very behind). I'm pretty sure i'm on the sixth episode now. Whichever one the pixies were in. Originally when the fairy that wanted to marry Ferguson started admiring his, um, largeness, I thought it would turn out that she actually wanted to eat him. But I guess she's just into that.
     
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    :news:

    Just saw a promo for a Star Butterfly animated movie titled The Battle for Muni, which will premiere on Disney XD on Saturday July 15 2017.
    Keep an eye out for it, I'm sure people will post reviews here after it airs.
     
  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Anyone else see the season 3 premiere movie? Holy crap was it incredible. We got to see
    Queen Moon's dark past that should be revisited later on
    , King River's chance to be more than a party animal, and even
    the true physical return of Toffee even if Star wiped him out all too easily with her new wand.
    We even get a new intro and outro, the former showing most of the new friends that Star and Marco have met.
     
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Missed cause I've now got DirecTV which screwed around the channel numbering which I haven't gotten to fully exploring yet, but I'm sure it'll repeat times infinity during the rest of the month.
     


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