I didn't mind the episode... I'm looking at it as, like I was thinking, a "2nd battle of Mon Cal" during the war... The first one taking place early in the war when everyone's picking sides, things settled down then, but picked back up later on in the war.
I thought the underwater stuff was a little confusing, and I was disappointed they didn't have dry places inside the cities so the hero characters weren't CONSTANTLY in swim suits. When do they sleep? How? It's just weird. I'd have preferred seeing some interior then that wasn't just water, but that's me. They're amphibious obviously, they can easily live in both environments, so yeah.
On the tube thing, I thought they got pulled down by the suction of the thing that hit the tube? That seemed plausible to me anyway.
The "young leader" thing is tired... It almost seemed like they were trying a WW2 British thing with the Ackbar/Prince characters.
I love the Shark guy... It's JediMAC's dream Star Wars character I think, and I liked his competence, and loyalty. Cool all around.
Loved the underwater speeders for an air of "space" combat underwater.
I can do without seeing space combat with this situation and just assume it's going on, or that the Seps/Republic are both stretched so thin that neither is willing to engage their ships in orbit, and are just avoiding each other as best as possible. Considering this is STAR WARS though, it'd be nice to see more space combat. Season 1 had more, and it was a highlight every time IMO.
The "Independance Day" nod was kind of dumb I thought. Why is crashing that thing into the Jelly Fish of Doom more effective than shooting it? Do the Mon Cal/Quarren not have large artillery of any kind?
I too didn't like the scope of this... One could maybe assume more is going on elsewhere, but yeah, this felt small in scope/scale.
Would've liked to have seen some more of the Tartakovsky designs get re-used like the sea horse cavalry. That battle actually was more epic. Go figure.
I am not a big fan of JUST aqua droid replacing all the droids from Tartakovsky either. There were cool designs there, and why wouldn't a regular BD function? Specialized ones I get totally, but regulars could function too, especially with their little speeders they had, or some larger under water vehicles would've been even cooler (sub-like tanks, etc.).
Not great... no Landing at Point Rain, but not the worst by any means. Curious to see how this season progresses. I wasn't underwhelmed, but I wasn't floored either. Just kind of intrigued on the future of the season is all. Besides the speeder things, I saw nothing great in the realm of toys. Well, I would buy the shark guy.