Today, we take a look at the recent Cad Bane adaptation controversy (spoilers, I guess?).
This is Disgrace Distract and Bother Me, a feature where I just point out minor things that annoy me in pop culture. Basically, think of it like the lowest level of criticism, then Remember to Forget is the middle, where it’s like, “Okay, this is bad, but not, like, offensively bad” and finally, Things That Turned Out Bad is for, “This is seriously messed up.”
Star Wars fans were thrilled to see Star Wars: The Clone Wars favorite, Cad Bane, make an appearance in the latest episode of Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett.
However, there was some debate over the fact that Bane did not totally look like he did in the cartoons…
And you know what, while it didn’t bother me when I watched the episode, now that people have pointed it out, I think it’s a fair critique.
It is not that they did a bad job with Bane, as they did a fine job with him, it’s just that they easily COULD have made him look more similar to the cartoon design, since the character is done specifically WITH essentially “animation,” so why not just DO that?
Like the viral fan makeover…
It was obviously not a case of them being UNABLE to make Cad Bane look like he did on the cartoon, they just decided to alter him a bit and I think it is fair enough for people to say that they’d prefer if he looked like he did on the cartoon.
As Andrew Dyce has pointed out, it’s not like they haven’t done this with other characters…
"Uhhh you realize Cad Bane SHOULD look different than animation right? The animation is STYLIZED it's not SUPPOSED to look accurate to actors, lol smdh"
— Andrew Dyce (@andrewbdyce) February 4, 2022
So I think that they should do the same with Cad Bane. It isn’t to say that he looked BAD, just that it would be better if he looked more like he did on the cartoon.
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