'Community' - 'For a Few Paintballs More': A new hope?

'Community' - 'For a Few Paintballs More': A new hope?

 review of the "Community" season two finale coming up just as soon as I call dibs on the Han Solo role... "Too risky. Sequels are almost always disappointing." -Abed"For a Few Paintballs" more was more of what I had in my head when I first heard that "Community" was doing another paintball episode. It wasn't bad by any means - it was, in fact, a lot of fun. But where "A Fistful of Paintballs" managed to largely transcend sequel-itis by going deeper emotionally and stylistically, this one felt like more of a goof up until the last act. Lots of amusing "Star Wars" references and grace notes for members of the larger Greendale universe(*), but an episode I don't think I'm going to feel compelled to revisit as often as I have "Modern Warfare" or likely will last week's episode.(*) My favorite of these, unsurprisingly, involved Magnitude throwing himself on the paint grenade, then moaning "Pop..." as a hysterical, baffled Troy cries, "'Pop' what? 'POP' WHAT?!?!!?!?!""Star Wars" is a broader, more heavily-parodied (at least by this generation) target than spaghetti Westerns, and also one that's harder to recreate the visual style of on a sitcom budget, but Hilary Winston's script and Joe Russo's direction did darned well under the circumstances. The shot of Dean Spreck entering the library in the ice cream costume looked just like the comparable shot of Vader boarding Princess Leia's ship, for instance. And Annie's attraction to Abed's Han Solo impression(**) was very well-played, particularly her valiant attempt to quote a Princess Leia insult of Han to him. Read More...


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