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    Dec 21, 2016, 1:54 AM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #26

    Pretty good overall. Really liked how the story line fixed a major 'plot hole' that carried on for years. Had a great feel to it which tied in to the older movies and the ending leading into a New Hope was fantastic.

    Onto the dislikes - I really didn't dig the CGI. It was done well, but I just don't think it's at the stage yet to blend seamlessly amongst humans. Could've had more in the shadows, as holograms or side views to sell it better. It would've been perfectly fine if you had only seen the back of Leia at the end.



    I have to admit to not really feeling an investment in the characters either. I found them all a bit cliched and 'meh' - and could barely remember their names. Definitely preferred the newer characters in TFA.

    Loved Vaders final scene, hated his first scene. Way too much dialogue that could've been shortened with 'give me an update' then force choking Ben Mendholsens character and ending with 'pray you don't fail me again' or something similar.

    So a mixed bag for me - some good stuff, and some things that could have been done better. 7/10.
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    Dec 21, 2016, 8:31 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #27

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    Pretty good overall. Really liked how the story line fixed a major 'plot hole' that carried on for years. Had a great feel to it which tied in to the older movies and the ending leading into a New Hope was fantastic.
    Loved Vaders final scene, hated his first scene. Way too much dialogue that could've been shortened with 'give me an update' then force choking Ben Mendholsens character and ending with 'pray you don't fail me again' or something similar.
    That first scene could have been scrapped....what was the point? For Krennic to whine to Vader about Tarkin? If you're gonna keep it, it could have been done through a hologram so there's less awkward movement.

    You didn't like the 'choke' pun?
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    Dec 21, 2016, 8:49 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #28

    I really liked it and I absolutely hated TFA.
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    Dec 22, 2016, 4:55 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #29

    Carole, you hated The Force Awakens? Say it ain't so!

    I definitely didn't like the Vader choke pun. My problem wasn't the pun itself, it was the visual of Vader turning around with his fingers in the choke position. The visual was wrong. It is true that Vader has not been above using some humor. But this humor is almost always contrasted with Vader doing something physically horrible. He seemed like he was actually smiling when he delivered that line. It could have been acted better while keeping the line.

    BTW... I thought it was really cool that he was taking a bacta bath in that one scene. I think it showed Vader's vulnerability and the pain he went through on a day to day basis. This was an important reveal in ROTJ... that this man that we feared and who projected so much power was, in fact, a broken man.
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    Dec 24, 2016, 1:45 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #30

    Carole, you hated The Force Awakens? Say it ain't so!

    Hated it with a burning passion. But Rogue One brought back some of my love for Star Wars
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    Dec 24, 2016, 2:55 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #31

    It was good . The beginning started out a little slow. The blind guy got on my nerves a little bit . Vader kicked ass . The choke pun was terrible. The Rebels being a unorganized effort that was struggling in every way was a cool aspect . Not as good as TFA In my opinion but definitely will be adding it to my movie collection
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    Dec 24, 2016, 3:48 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #32

    What was the building Vader was in when Krennec came to visit? Swimming in Bacta ... was it Bast ?
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    Dec 27, 2016, 7:20 AM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #33

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    What was the building Vader was in when Krennec came to visit? Swimming in Bacta ... was it Bast ?
    I believe it was on Mustafar but I don't know if the building itself has any significance.
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    Dec 27, 2016, 4:13 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #34

    I think I pretty much love it. I waited till last Thursday so I could see it with my bestie who lives 500 miles away, loved it so much we went and watched it on Friday again too.

    i don't critique Star Wars, it looses something when analysed for me but..... I agree the cgi but I loved the development of tarkin as a character. Yup wish we had seen more of the relationship between Galen and krennec. Loved the darth vader, would want to see him in a stand alone being really badass. Those scenes showed why he was so scary to us muggles. Loved the fact that that Edwards wasn't scared to kill them all off..... All in all, nearly better than empire........... Nearly..... Anyway, I've seen it twice, I'm going again with the kids in the next week and I will have a new hope ready in the DVD player as soon as I get back.

    though I choke as it say it, well done Disney.
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    Dec 27, 2016, 4:15 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #35

    In the EU Vader had a sanctuary on a volcanic planet which wasn't Mustafar, but as far as Rogue One goes I believe it has been confirmed that it was Mustafar in the film.
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    Dec 27, 2016, 4:32 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #36

    Quote darthgarth said: View Post
    .... I will have a new hope ready in the DVD player as soon as I get back.
    Amen to that.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #37

    OK, I went and saw it a second time and tried to put a little more critical eye and ear on it. First thing I noticed was that the score is completely different from the John Williams themed one in the trailers. I tried to pay attention to see if I just missed it the first time. Which for me sucks because that was one of the things I like the most about the trailers was the music. It was standard Star Wars but redone in a dramatic, yet tasteful way. I guess if that's my only beef then it's not too bad!

    I also caught/noticed two storm troopers talking about how the T15's were declared obsolete, thus giving way to the two stormtroopers talking about the new T16s in ANH. LOL

    Still like it.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 10:16 AM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #38

    anyone notice how it ended looked like Owen and Beru when they first got Luke? Only Jyn and Cassian were about to be decimated.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 12:39 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #39

    Saw Chopper on Yavin 4.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 5:54 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #40

    I enjoyed the bit where Darth Vader murdered a lot of people with consumate ease.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 6:11 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #41

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    I enjoyed the bit where Darth Vader murdered a lot of people with consumate ease.
    Murder?! It was clearly self defense against a bunch of terrorists who stole his property.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 6:31 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #42

    Quite. It's interesting because in the first film he wins a fight against an old man who sacrifices himself, in the second there's an unconvincing victory over his barely trained son, and in the third he gets beaten by the same son who seems to be mostly self taught to complete his 'training' so when he dispatched a man with a brutal force slam into the ceiling my inner self was cheering. The figure of terror was finally a genuine figure of terror.
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    Jan 3, 2017, 7:17 AM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #43

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    Quite. It's interesting because in the first film he wins a fight against an old man who sacrifices himself, in the second there's an unconvincing victory over his barely trained son, and in the third he gets beaten by the same son who seems to be mostly self taught to complete his 'training' so when he dispatched a man with a brutal force slam into the ceiling my inner self was cheering. The figure of terror was finally a genuine figure of terror.
    I couldn't agree more. It was finally the Vader that we needed to see.
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    Jan 6, 2017, 12:41 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #44

    Quote Drax said: View Post
    I believe it was on Mustafar but I don't know if the building itself has any significance.
    It was Darth Vader's Castle. We finally get to see Vader's sanctuary which is extremely cool!

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    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    Quite. It's interesting because in the first film he wins a fight against an old man who sacrifices himself, in the second there's an unconvincing victory over his barely trained son, and in the third he gets beaten by the same son who seems to be mostly self taught to complete his 'training' so when he dispatched a man with a brutal force slam into the ceiling my inner self was cheering. The figure of terror was finally a genuine figure of terror.
    Right on! This Rogue One Darth Vader is the best and most terrifying!
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    Feb 4, 2017, 1:55 PM - Re: Sooooo, what did you think (Rogue One)? SPOILER ALERTS #45

    I liked it more than TFA, although both are fine. They're miles better than the prequils (sorry George). I try not to nitpick but... Saw Gererra was awkward and unnecessary. I didn't think he added to the plot and I felt no sympathy for him. Damage consistency bothered me again. An X Wing can be grounded by hand weapons but a TIE fighter is impervious. Why did we need Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan? A K-2SO droid is disabled with a single shot but an identical model takes over a dozen shots because he has plot armor. I am in a small minority that though Vader's assault was gratuitous.


    There were some really strong points. It was funny at times without being stupid. It showed Star Wars can still be Star Wars without revolving around a Skywalker. It was gritty and real without seeming out of universe. K-2SO is the best droid ever and we have another reason to love Alan Tudyk. It (usually) brilliantly blended things from the original trilogy into the plot. I liked Tarkin and loved the old clips of the pilots.


    But best of all we got to see more Royal Guards. Although they didn't even move.

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