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 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

Is the Force strong with this film?
A 23%  23%  [ 6 ]
B 54%  54%  [ 14 ]
C 19%  19%  [ 5 ]
D 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
F 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
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I like it, it's good, but I was also expecting more. It perhaps didn't help I followed this thread before the film making me come to grips with some spoilers. The story and characters, while being well cast, don't feel meaningful. The Chinese dudes are cool. It really feels like a side story of the universe and a less interesting one with that. The tie-in at the end was great and so was the Vader scene, which really, I wonder couldn't we just have gotten more of that. Perhaps it was that I was aware in advance that Jyn and everyone were not going to make it, but I didn't bond with them and the impact of their deaths thus didn't get to me. The music is good, but also not memorable. The film is enjoyable, but there just isn't enough for me to connect with to put it on a higher level.

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Not as good as The Force Awakens. Loads of new characters that I don't care to know. The Darth Vader scene at the end is excellent. And I kind of appreciate the route Edwards took to differentiate Rogue One from the Lucas-type of Star Wars flick, but I just couldn't care about the story or characters and, I suppose, like most people, I was just waiting for the connecting scenes. The film is just alliance versus the empire in multiple un-engaging battles, but it is the best filmed Star Wars film to date, including plenty of visual nods to the franchise (the obvious ones being Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, hanging from indoor metallic blue structures like in Empire etc., though strangely no lightsaber duels). I enjoyed Chirrut and Baze, loved K-2SO (very humorous - hope he returns!), and the film has some terrific actors like Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen gracing the screen, as well as some utterly breathtaking -though unneeded- computer-generated likenesses of Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing. Also, the first half of the film is so dark. The water/beach/palm trees section of the film couldn't come soon enough, then it just goes on forever. So, yeah, the film does its job, though un-spectacularly. It fills a gap between Episode III and IV, kills off a bunch of characters, and will make Disney a shed-load of money, but it feels empty and redundant, and kind of forgettable.

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***1/2 / ***** (B-)

Flawed, just like every other SW movie, but undeniably a much better and more satisfying work than The Force Awakens. I'm very glad we got this (in theory very unnecessary) gap filling story. I actually liked these new characters and can remember most of their names as opposed to TFA where I can only remember the black Stormtrooper, the new IT girl and fake Vader, but I've probably forgotten their names a couple of days after seeing that trainwreck. I like that the story is straightforward and every part fits nicely into the next one. There are no useless time wasters like Han Solo being border by some aliens and getting those huge ones escape and roam the ship.

The ending alone definitely puts it above pretty much every SW from TPM onwards for the sole reason that it actually brings something new to the table, unlike too safe prequels and new trilogy that seems to be too occupied to check all the (un)necessary hints to SW universe rather than making its own stamp on the universe.

I would also like to know exactly what were the reshoots and how was the movie supposed to be like in the first place.


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Star Wars carries on its mediocrity.

What exactly is enticing about this movie?

Besides Donnie Yen, not a single cast member is memorable, with Diego Luna giving a one note aberration of a performance, worthy of charisma black holes Sam Worthington and other white pretty boys that have speckled us over the years.

The premise is a non-starter, as is the usual downfall for prequels. No one really gives a damn about second rate characters fashioned out of a greedy executive's whim to print money out of inconsequential plot points. I already made it clear this was a joke when it was first announced, and it more than lived up to its name. What is interesting is that audiences lapped up the piss poor excuse of a story, just as they have with Star Wars for the last 20 years. Clearly, quality is not important, as it is to be a man child. No wonder Trump is leader. He fits the perfect model of modern America.

What next? Anything!

Watch for 2 hours how Harrison Ford and a digitally animated Carrie Fisher make and raise a brooding Kylo Ren.

or watch Yoda meditate for 3 hours in the jungles of whatever the fuck back in Episode 5 or 6.

Creatively bankrupt and long will it continue.

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This has surprisingly good replay value. Really liked it more after watching the DVD. Must have been really tired in the theater. It is a bit slow in the middle, but it's not boring. Definitely like it more than TFA.

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I still haven't seen this and cant really muster the will to do so. Yet absolutely cant wait for Ep 8.

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B-DAY. Slooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww first part of movie!


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Screen Junkie's "An Honest Trailer" for Rogue One is now up:



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This was OK. It really got going in the final act, but prior I wasn't fully engaged. Some pretty cool moments here and there, and enjoyable characters. But I liked TFA much, much more.

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It was a fine action movie but it made me appreciate The Force Awakens in retrospect. TFA is just more lifelike and there's nothing close emotional wise to scenes like Ren killing Han or the fight between Rey and him in this. I echo the disappointment from some that the score was always on the verge of going full Star Wars theme but never went there. The most memorable characters were the blind guy and the robot. Honestly I would rather take any of the prequels over this. They are more memorable by far.

The 3rd act was the best but some stuff really confused me. How did Jyn and Cassian end up on a beach all of a sudden when the death star hit them, weren't they on a high collapsing building? I didn't catch why the two ships crashed into each other or how that was on purpose in regards to blowing up the shield. It's also confusing to me how the Rebel fleet goes all out to get the plans and then once they get them, it ends up going to Leia (who nobody but Jimmy Smits knows is important?) instead of back to rebel HQ?

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The fish admiral guy called in one of his ramming ships to push the big ship into the other big ship. they collided and fell into the forcefield generator

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It's good but slow in the middle. It does seem like a lot of effort was put into this one. Krennic is a good villain. The best scenes are the ones with him, Tarkin and Darth Vader.

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1) This thread makes me miss a lot of former members.

2) Rogue One is the best prequel. D+ confirms it. It actually might be the all time best prequel. Not the highest bar, but still...


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Yep I still haven't had the need to re-watch this since it first came out. Also, I know they are quite different, but after only seeing 3 episodes of The Mandalorian I really do wish this film was more like that show. That show has all the personality, heart and most of all likable characters that this movie was severely lacking IMO. It's kind of cool how both also had badass droids though with K-2SO and IG-11. Looking back on it that damn Vader scene was way overhyped too.


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