Rogue One: A Star Wars Story-Film Discussion with spoilers!

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Postby rubberneck on Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:32 pm

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Felt it was time for a thread to discuss the film and avoid butthurt elsewhere on here. Have at it! :pint:
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Postby BB8 on Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:33 pm

Gonna be great
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Postby dweebofthedead on Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:46 pm

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Postby Jasper73 on Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:47 pm

I'd recommend reading this before watching the film.
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Postby RottenAtom on Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:01 pm

There's a lot to love about this movie. I have a few minor gripes, but it's much better than The Force Awakens.

***Spoilers ahead*** (Extra courtesy warning. Spoilers is included in the thread title so no warnings needed, but if you haven't seen the film, I suggest not reading this. It's better to go in blind. You've been warned.)

My biggest issue is the CGI Tarkin and Leia. The technology is not quite there. Tarkin looked much better than Leia (and I admit it was kind of cool to see some semblance of him onscreen) but he was still super funny looking. Also, I thought the hope speech was a little cheesy.

But minor grievances aside, I thought this was really well done and I had a blast watching it. Can't wait to see it again. Grabbed tickets for Sunday on the XD screen. Wish there was a non-3D IMAX option.

The settings/locations looked a lot better than the TFA and the visual effects were superior as well. Solid casting all around. Tudyk was hilarious as the robot. Felicity Jones and Diego Luna did well (and reminded me of Rey and Poe). Forest Whitaker busted out the acting chops and so did Donnie Yen. Loved Ben Mendolsohn and Mads.

The Star Destroyer crash was badass and the space sequences looked great. The score was on point too.

Also, Vader in action. Booya
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Postby jlabbate on Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:41 pm

Now that the review embargo is lifted..I'm stoked with all the positive to very positive reviews this is getting..7pm thursday can't get here quick enough! :notworthy:
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Postby technique on Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:21 pm

How long is Vader in it?
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Postby RottenAtom on Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:25 pm

technique wrote:How long is Vader in it?


Not super long, but longer than I thought.
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Postby fredo on Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:00 pm

Was there a death star?
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Postby earlgreytoast on Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:17 pm

SO drymounting GOOD. Fully enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. Great pacing, really good acting, music score was spot-on and although many SW themes were repeated it had its own feel. I thought the Peter Cushing CGI was excellent and I thought that was actually Carrie Fisher in a lot of makeup at the end. Rotten you sure she was CGI too?

Humor robot killed it, audience was gassing more than once.

Blue milk! Just one of many subtle nods to the originals which is a big reason why this movie is much better than TFA which just smashed you over the head with obvious reference after obvious reference. I mean there were some in Rogue like the droid giving percentages and I have a bad feeling about this, but overall a pretty unique outing. And although you know what the outcome of the movie will be, it was great how they got there.

Vader badassery was fantastic.

Loved the overall theme of HOPE and never giving up, even in the face of impossible odds.

Special effect were great, movie looked really good up there. Especially the one destroyer smashing into the other, that was amazing!

Critiques? Ahhhh, drymount it, not the time for it from me right now, and they were very minor. Loved it. Go see it NOW west coasters!
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Postby ChrisV on Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:37 pm

Loved it! Seeing as it is the spoiler thread, I'll just go ahead and ask...I'm not the only one that thought Jyn was going to be Rey's mom as soon as she started climbing near the end, am I?!
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Postby xangelx on Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:45 pm

earlgreytoast wrote:SO drymounting GOOD. Fully enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. Great pacing, really good acting, music score was spot-on and although many SW themes were repeated it had its own feel. I thought the Peter Cushing CGI was excellent and I thought that was actually Carrie Fisher in a lot of makeup at the end. Rotten you sure she was CGI too?

Humor robot killed it, audience was gassing more than once.

Blue milk! Just one of many subtle nods to the originals which is a big reason why this movie is much better than TFA which just smashed you over the head with obvious reference after obvious reference. I mean there were some in Rogue like the droid giving percentages and I have a bad feeling about this, but overall a pretty unique outing. And although you know what the outcome of the movie will be, it was great how they got there.

Vader badassery was fantastic.

Loved the overall theme of HOPE and never giving up, even in the face of impossible odds.

Special effect were great, movie looked really good up there. Especially the one destroyer smashing into the other, that was amazing!

Critiques? Ahhhh, drymount it, not the time for it from me right now, and they were very minor. Loved it. Go see it NOW west coasters!


All of this. drymounting loved it. Can't wait to see it again tomorrow.
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Postby BB8 on Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:09 am

drymounting Amazing.

First of all, EASILY better than TFA and I liked TFA a lot.

Second, Rogue One delivered in all areas as much as one could reasonably expect. It was the perfect Rogue One movie from the small, narrowed plot that made A New Hope so great to the Fanboy porn (Vader drymounting fudge up, seeing Leia, etc) that I think was provided in the exact proper dosage.

I love what we learned and what we saw from the world. I loved that we saw a Jedi Temple and reference was made to how it was what remains of the Jedi (although it doesn't really run parallel to Han Solo's line in ANH implying Jedi are mythical).... I love how we saw Imperial Work camps and things like that and how there was a Rebellion which was the actual Rebellion but we also learned there were other sects that were a little more extremist/terroristy (Forest Whitaker's crew) that the Rebellion did not necessarily trust/like.

They explained why there is this ridiculous flaw in the Death Star, which I knew that they would do. I suppose there are very few ways to retroactively do that in a way that satisfies and they picked the only real route they could have. I can't think of a better one.

Blown away by seeing Leia. Definitely the highlight of the movie for me as my favorite character (i know I'm in the minority)

Needs to sit for awhile before giving it gets its proper rank amongst all the movies but it is currently easily at least 3rd for me behind ANH and ESB but I can see it possibly being better than ANH for me.
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Postby Darkknight37 on Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:31 am

I was truly blown away by it, absolutely fantastic. Definitely in the top three for me. I'll echo a little of what atom said about the facial CGI, sometimes it looks incredible and other times it's kind of off (usually when they have them talk), still a minor nitpick. Honestly, I don't have any problems with any of the movie.

Also while I still hate the prequels, I wasn't bothered with Jimmy Smits reprising his role as Bail Organa. BUT I was kind of puzzled by the fact that he still looked virtually the same age from the prequels, meanwhile, Obi-Wan is an old man by this point. And going by the prequels he was totally older than him, so wouldn't he look super old too?

So many great easter eggs and such, but honestly I geeked out the most when they had Gold Leader and the other X-Wing pilot from A New Hope. The fate of the original Red 5, was gold as well.
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Postby bhutanpro on Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:56 am

Holy effing crap. So fun and freaking exciting! The fact that we all know how it turns out and I'm still glued to my seat watching it unfold is beyond amazing. Tony Gilroy's $5M is the best money the mouse has ever spent.
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