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  • #81337

    InThisTown
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    It was very good. Not great. I wanted to like it more.

    – I don’t care about non-stop action so the Bay-esk explosions did nothing for me.

    – Very little in the way of character development. You see Luke looking at the twin suns and you get it – you understand the entire story engine. None of that here.

    – Krennic wasn’t evil or menacing. A good performance but not iconic.

    – K2SO was funny but it bordered on doing schtick

    -Galen engineered the flaw

    – The CGI on Tarkin is crazy good. He had a ton of screen time but almost looked like a lizard person.  Still, as good as it can be. Just a dusting of Livia Soprano.

    – Vader has a fortress on Mustafar. Showed him in a healing tank like Luke used in ESB.

    – JEJ’s voice is shot

    – using a corvette to bash two star destroyers into each other to make them crash? Badass.

    – 3Po and R2 cameo is forced and awkward. Probably the low point

    – the last ten minutes make the movie. Vader goes off and the Leia CGI is awesome. And traditional end credits after no oepning crawl.

     

    A-

    #81338

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Bail Organa was great I thought. Original Red and Gold Leaders.  Red 5 bites it. Evazan and Doctor Cornelius from Mos Eisley were there. Forrest Whittaker was bad.

    #81345

    Tommyfw
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    Taking half the brood on Sunday afternoon.  My 20-year-old works overnights all week including Fri/Sat so he asked me to hold off until he can go.  I had no intentions of going to this opening weekend but at this point I am a moth to the flame.

    Based on ITT’s minute review I am now looking forward to it more than before.

     

    #81469

    Callahardfoul
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    Just got out of it. Really enjoyed it.  I must’ve missed it but I have no idea how Jyn got the plans from the rebel captain during the climb up the tower. He saved them from falling and then she somehow had them.

    lots of stuff from the trailers missing.  Chirrut was the best character.

     

    #81473

    InThisTown
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    Thanks for the dings Fagabesa  :lol:

     

    So Vader sees the plans get handed to the   Tantine but however many minutes later he’s asking Captain Antilles where the “plans he intercepted” are? (Not to mention the already existing inconsistency in ANH around “conjuring up the stolen data plans”)

    #81475

    Patrick Pass
    Participant

    Saw it tonight. Thought it was great. Actually better than I expected. I think in a way more of a war movie than any other in the franchise.

    #81479

    Larry Legend
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    I’d agree with everything ITT said above.

     

    I went with my 7 and 10 year old. They wanted more lightsaber battles, but I knew that wasn’t happening from the jump.

    Chirrut was my favorite as well.

    They didn’t do a great job creating characters. They spend so much time building up Jyn that there is no time to develop Cassian, Krennic, Chirrut, etc.

    My 7 yr old thought CGI Leia was rather “freckle-y”. But Tarkin was amazing.  I didn’t get the Livia Soprano stuff because it was better CGI. If anything it felt like an amazing video game.

    The CGI Gold and Red leader was outstanding. And the death of Red 5… good stuff.

    The scene with Vader getting cleaned up was pretty wild, and we’re supposed to think the guy speaking with him was Snoke, right?

    I kind of liked the war movie approach. Seemed like a new take on what is a series about war. It’s not all politics and mysticism, right?

    Was Forrest Whitaker’s Saw supposed to be a bit senile? I couldn’t figure out what he was going for, and we spend some time setting up the split within the rebels only to lose it 15 minutes later? Huh?

     

    I’d also go with an A-, but it is surely a step back from Episode VII and IV-VI. Someone said that Edwards doesn’t know how to develop characters and I’d agree, but it was a very enjoyable movie that every Star Wars fan must see.

    #81482

    Gimp
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    Really dug it. Better than I thought it would be. Expectations for these films are ridiculous, but this movie seemed to do its own thing. Wore the Star Wars badge worthily.

    Tarkin and XXXX were interesting but not wasted at all.

    I loved where they dropped the end. VERY Cool.

    Also dug that there was no crawl. The one for TFA kind of sucked.

    #81484

    InThisTown
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    Not Snoke. That was a human who wasn’t seven feet tall.

    One other gripe – the planet jumping at the beginning was terrible. Not to mention chryon usage.

    #81486

    InThisTown
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    Seeing on twitter now that Pablo Hidalgo has said the name of Vader’s butler. Vanee.

    #81487

    Callahardfoul
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    Funniest moment was Jyn leading the mission to Scarif saying “may the force be with us” and Chirrut basically orgasming in the stolen ship.

    Interesting theory on Snoke. I read somewhere that that guy has a name but who knows. Bacta tank scene and Vader / Krennic was my favorite scene up until the choke pun, which was the single worst moment of the movie. Vader has jokes? Ugh.

    Look, I came home and the Gungan war scene of phantom menace was on TNT. R1 is Citizen Kane in comparison.

     

    #81488

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Chirrut and Baze they unmm – that death scene had some undertones. Of gay.

    #81490

    Doncabesa
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    Thanks for the dings Fagabesa 😆 So Vader sees the plans get handed to the Tantine but however many minutes later he’s asking Captain Antilles where the “plans he intercepted” are? (Not to mention the already existing inconsistency in ANH around “conjuring up the stolen data plans”)

    Why the hell would I ding a thread about a movie?

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    #81498

    Marty Nopointe
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    going soon, taking kid so of course the wife is worried the Star Wars movie will feature hard core porn, I assured her the PG-13 is only for violence

    she also apparently likes Star Wars now so she can be upset she isn’t going, she’s never seen a Star Wars movie in the theatre but can’t let that stop the complaining

    #81500

    Gimp
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    The day after…were I to rank them:

    Empire

    A New Hope

    Rogue One

    The Force Awakens

    Jedi

    Sith

    The 1st 2 can fuck right off.

    #81501

    InThisTown
    Participant

    I don’t understand liking R1 more than TFA. One is like an actual Skywalker story with actual characters. I don’t even know that I’d listen to an argument for Jedi and I generally think that movie is a piece of Lucasian shit.

    #81505

    Gimp
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    It’s close, for sure. I put Rogue 1 percentage points ahead because 1) it’s an original story (TFA was basically a rehash of IV-I’m OK with that but it wasn’t original) 2) SPOILER They kill everyone 3) Badass Vader and 4) they drop it right as IV would begin. That’s some clever shit.

    Honestly, looking at it now I could have TFA and Rogue One in a dead heat.

    #81513

    InThisTown
    Participant

    It’s close, for sure. I put Rogue 1 percentage points ahead because 1) it’s an original story (TFA was basically a rehash of IV-I’m OK with that but it wasn’t original) 2) SPOILER They kill everyone 3) Badass Vader and 4) they drop it right as IV would begin. That’s some clever shit. Honestly, looking at it now I could have TFA and Rogue One in a dead heat.

    The movie whose plot was directly derived from the crawl of the original is less derivative than one with an original story we’ve never seen?

     

    Whatever similarities there were (parentless 20 year old on a desert planet with latent force abilities, super-weapon,droid with info) the callbacks were at least plot driven.  R1 was kind of like “hey look, Red and Gold Leader…using the same footage of them from ANH.” And it was ancillary to driving the story.

     

    And that’s before getting to the deep connection established with Rey and Finn and to a lesser extent Poe. As fan service and the necessity of making it accessible for Asian markets I think it accomplished far more all with having a much deeper emotional hook. Maybe if the order of release were reversed I’d feel differently but I doubt it. Vader killing people for a minute and a half was great but other than Leia I don’t think there was a legitimate goosebump moment.

    #81522

    Larry Legend
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    If we’re ranking…

    V

    IV

    VII

    VI

    Rogue One

    III

    II

    I

    #81527

    Kevin
    Participant

    Just got out. Man, I got Big League Princess Livia vibes. :lol:

    #81532

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Happy Tarkin came off as well as he did, very important to the story and amusingly ruthless and he closes the plot hole re: why none of that Imperial equipment appears in 4-6

    Vader’s appearance meshes so well with his appearance in 4

    #81533

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Just got out of it. Really enjoyed it. I must’ve missed it but I have no idea how Jyn got the plans from the rebel captain during the climb up the tower. He saved them from falling and then she somehow had them.

    lots of stuff from the trailers missing. Chirrut was the best character.

    She caught them and clipped it to her belt, part of the casing fell past him

    #81539

    Kevin
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    Has there ever been a Star Wars movie where a character didn’t fall down a bottomless chasm?

    #81540

    Kevin
    Participant

    Vader practically walks in to cheers like Kramer in the later years.

    #81543

    Callahardfoul
    Participant

    I thought he clipped the plans to himself, but clipping them to her would explain it.

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