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Rogue One thoughts after seeing the movie?

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Rogue One thoughts after seeing the movie?

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fishpeople
12.17.2016 , 11:16 AM | #11
Everything is awesome!

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Fleurdelis
12.17.2016 , 04:16 PM | #12
Whats his name on the Death Star, Whats her name at the end. Special effects were awesome. Vader is one bad mother.

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FlavivsAetivs
12.17.2016 , 04:25 PM | #13
I saw it on release day, it was fantastic. Really, really, really good.

Episode 7 sucked, it was just a cheap rehash of the original. It didn't have Jar Jar, or the love scenes of 2 and 3, and it had a plot, so it was probably in line in quality with the prequels, but other than that I didn't like it at all. I saw it twice and both times walked out of the theater disappointed.

Rogue One, by comparison, was probably the best experience I've ever had with a movie. It had the right amount of light hearted humor, but as a whole was a rather dark film.

It's kind of hard to top the blaster-toting stormtrooper-slaying Chuck Norris of Star Wars who stole the Death Star plans, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and actually claim Rogue One was as good as Jedi Knight: Dark Forces, maybe even better than it.

I loved the movie. Going to see it a second time soon, might see it a third.

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DarthDymond
12.18.2016 , 09:34 AM | #14
Saw it yesterday and really, really liked it. I see why many people rank it right after ESB, but I can't quite bring myself to put it above ANH. (My list is V - IV - R1 & VII (tied) - VI & III (tied) - II - I).

There were some things I didn't love - the characters ended up being fairly shallow since the movie was so focused on the plot (but what we did see of them was awesome); Forest Whittaker was really underused; I got full-on uncanny valley effect with the two 'familiar faces' we saw; there is a bizarre creature scene that seemed superfluous; there may have been one or two too many 'fanservice' moments for my taste; and the first act was pretty disjointed.

But, for me, what this movie did right totally eclipsed those minor gripes. Every one of the action sequences - the space battles, the land battles, and the smaller-scale action-adventure caper sequences - was fantastic. The movie successfully had me feeling the emotions was it was trying to evoke at each stage (even when it had me saying "oh, damn you movie, how could you?" it was in a good way). It committed to being a dark movie without going so bleak that it killed the overall enjoyment of it - this was a great example of a deliberately mature genre movie not coming across as 'oh, look how edgy and serious we are'. The visuals were amazing, especially at capturing a sense of scale while also making it feel like the characters were physically present in them. And when a certain character really gets to cut loose near the end of the movie it was one of the best scenes I have seen in a Star Wars movie.

Saw it in standard format because I went with some friends who have issues with 3D, but I am hoping to catch it again soon in IMAX 3D. Definitely a great addition to the Star Wars saga.
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Monumenta
12.18.2016 , 06:05 PM | #15
Is it just me or is the droids cameo in the hangar cause a continuity error?

Movie was excellent, loved the Rebels crossovers, thought the score, especially the title sequence, was a little sub standard.

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eriksarcasm
12.18.2016 , 07:24 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Monumenta View Post
Is it just me or is the droids cameo in the hangar cause a continuity error?

Movie was excellent, loved the Rebels crossovers, thought the score, especially the title sequence, was a little sub standard.
Agree on the score, it was bothering me the entire time. Giacchino is no John Williams.

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Great characters, great cameos, great CGI work, great plot, and the third act is the best sequence of the entire series, especially the final minutes of the film.

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I'd give it a full 5 stars but for one glaring thing that very nearly made me walk out immediately. You all know what I'm talking about. It just isn't Star Wars without it.
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DarthDymond
12.18.2016 , 08:12 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Monumenta View Post
Is it just me or is the droids cameo in the hangar cause a continuity error?
How so?
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Quote: Originally Posted by eriksarcasm View Post
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The way I took it -
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Monumenta
12.18.2016 , 08:51 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond View Post
How so?
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Ive seen it 3 times now.

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DarthDymond
12.18.2016 , 09:05 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Monumenta View Post
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an implied Gilligan Cut, without the actual cut.
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Monumenta
12.18.2016 , 09:12 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond View Post
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an implied Gilligan Cut, without the actual cut.
Right, Im thinkin continuity shouldnt be implied, but ya sure.