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 Post subject: Rogue One
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I've said it elsewhere, but I'll elaborate. This thread should have a spoiler tag? Anyway, I'm gonna spoil

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I didn't like it until the last 35 minutes or so, at which point it totally flipped me and I walked out quite happy. The Avengers had a similar effect on me. The Forest Whitaker stuff was pointless, I thought the film should have been more about the defecting pilot, the chemistry between the two leads was not only unnecessary but not believable either. The music was great, the CGI faces were great when they were used sparingly. The x wing pilots from old ANH footage was the coolest shit. Torn on Vader. Would have done stuff differently. Have to watch it again. This is very stream of consciousness.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I thought Forest Whitaker's performance was weird as fuck. Interesting character that could have been used to better effect. Agree that Bodhi could have been much more prominent. I liked Jyn's role a lot though, and I enjoyed it throughout - though, yeah, that final act on Scarif was outstanding, and the best finale to an action film in quite some time.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Tarkin was really weird in the first scene, better in the later ones but still not uncanny enough for my valley. I'm going to need to see it about 50 more times before I can comment on much more.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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CGI Peter Cushing did Dreamworks Eyebrow much more than real life Peter Cushing.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I feel like the tempo, story-telling, character development, and general feel was right up there with the Episodes 1-6. WAY better than Episode 7, thankfully. This seems like good news for Rian Johnson's Episode 8, I think.

Loved the blind guy, and especially his action scenes.
Loved the droid.
Top notch acting in general.
Jyn Erso, quite charismatic.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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My rant:

Although the CG people bothered me quite a bit on the first viewing, the second time I had no problem with it at all. Also: everybody I know who doesn't know Peter Cushing is dead or can't still look like that, did not realise that it was not a real person. I really think the uncanny valley might be more of a thing because we know it is fake, then because it actually is. Also: for the story, I love that Tarkin had a big role.

Characters could've been more extreme and outspoken, we didn't really get to know them all that well. Not it terms of story, but in terms of their character they could've been more extreme and different from one another.

Music should've been less fragmented. If from the title all the way to 'you are being rescued' would've been one music cue instead of fifty different (great, but different) themes, a montage in which all the characters are introduced, the film wouldn't have felt half as choppy.

Would've liked to see Mads Mikkelsen jump in front of the other scientists from the perspective of Diego Luna's binoculars. That would've motivated him not to shoot. Without that it didn't really seem like he had a reason not to.

Everything on Scarif was my favourite thing this year. Got goosebumps when the AT-AT's appeared on both viewings.

Would've liked to see more aliens.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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I want to see it again, but I'm not so sure I can sit through some more disney epics until next year. I'm off to LA LA LAND.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Wait, there are people who liked Jyn and thought she was more fleshed out than Rey?????? (This is only half fake astonishment)


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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so you pirated it? sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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circuitsnake wrote:
so you pirated it? sad.

I'm with 'snake.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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You guys see something? I didn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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Must have been a force ghost.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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IDK if people are "pirating" or just "using the Fire Stick" but I guess it amounts to the same thing. :)

I frikking loved Rogue One. I had to see it in the theater because I've never missed a Star Wars in the theater. I didn't love it with the same emotional mad love as TFA, but it was really intense.

One thing I noticed was that the AT-ATs were genuinely intimidating in a way that I don't remember them being before.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogue One
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JulesKD wrote:
One thing I noticed was that the AT-ATs were genuinely intimidating in a way that I don't remember them being before.


I've seen it twice so far and I got goosebumps both times the walkers showed up.

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