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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« on: April 07, 2016, 08:40:46 AM »
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 09:31:38 AM »
I'm impressed. After the Force Reawakens I'm excited to see something back in the time line of the original trilogy.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 11:34:34 AM »
that trailer was totally boring to me.  It's sort of the prequel problem, I just don't get excited for stories where I know what the outcome is.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 12:45:27 PM »
I, for one, am excited.


I was cautiously optimistic for TFA...and went to see it three times in the theater.  My wife picked up the BluRay the morning it came out (at like 2AM...she's a nurse working night shift so on her nights off she sometimes shops at Walmart).  I wasn't sure what this one would be like, but I'm excited.






Honestly, though...I had secretly hoped that with a title like that they might have asked Micheal Stackpole what kind of story to use.  Still, this looks good.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 12:55:58 PM »
I, for one, am excited.


I was cautiously optimistic for TFA...and went to see it three times in the theater.  My wife picked up the BluRay the morning it came out (at like 2AM...she's a nurse working night shift so on her nights off she sometimes shops at Walmart).  I wasn't sure what this one would be like, but I'm excited.




Honestly, though...I had secretly hoped that with a title like that they might have asked Micheal Stackpole what kind of story to use.  Still, this looks good.
fwiw I did enjoy TFA and will probably see Rogue One, but it's not going to be an opening weekend thing for me.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 12:58:26 PM »
Don't get me wrong...TFA wasn't the best movie I saw last year.  Hell, it wasn't even the best new sci-fi I saw last year.  But for it's flaws I still really enjoyed it more than any other movie I saw last year.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 01:00:01 PM »
Yeah Rogue One looks cool. Then again, I'm reminded the Phantom Menace trailer made it look like the greatest star wars movie ever.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 01:22:53 PM »
Meh, it looks okay.  I think now that we've seen Force Awakens, we know how these new movies will flow and feel, and I was never all that interested in all these side story movies. 

I'm still a little concerned that this will lead to oversaturation and diminishing the impact of the overall franchise and original stories.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 04:18:55 PM »
So they're gonna start pumping 'em out now that they bought the IP? I get it, and I'd rather see more of this universe than yet another Marvel or DC movie, it's just i'd rather see some fresh IP than all of them combined.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 05:17:25 PM »
I, for one, am excited.


I was cautiously optimistic for TFA...and went to see it three times in the theater.  My wife picked up the BluRay the morning it came out (at like 2AM...she's a nurse working night shift so on her nights off she sometimes shops at Walmart).  I wasn't sure what this one would be like, but I'm excited.






Honestly, though...I had secretly hoped that with a title like that they might have asked Micheal Stackpole what kind of story to use.  Still, this looks good.
Ditto with Stackpole.  Just recently reread X wing and still love it.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 12:04:48 AM »
It looks interesting.

My wish is that they link the movies and have the plans for the Death Star given to Leia at the very end of the movie as she's boarding her ship on the way to Tatooine.
It would be a way to get R2D2 and C3PO into the movie. They haven't missed a movie yet.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 09:01:55 AM »
So they're gonna start pumping 'em out now that they bought the IP? I get it, and I'd rather see more of this universe than yet another Marvel or DC movie, it's just i'd rather see some fresh IP than all of them combined.

That's what I want more than anything. 

The longer they keep re-doing existing franchises, the more frequently they mess 'em up, and the higher the chances are of another Batman & Robin or grisly Fantastic Four or Abrams Star Trek shitfest or Star Wars Episode I. 

I think it's better to leave people wanting than to over-deliver and ruin a franchise. 
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 12:45:35 PM »
So they're gonna start pumping 'em out now that they bought the IP? I get it, and I'd rather see more of this universe than yet another Marvel or DC movie, it's just i'd rather see some fresh IP than all of them combined.

That's what I want more than anything. 

The longer they keep re-doing existing franchises, the more frequently they mess 'em up, and the higher the chances are of another Batman & Robin or grisly Fantastic Four or Abrams Star Trek shitfest or Star Wars Episode I. 

I think it's better to leave people wanting than to over-deliver and ruin a franchise. 

On the other hand, this idea borrows minimally from existing IP. Just the setting. They're new characters, even fresh talent, which I like. Disney can use the "story" branch to explore little pockets of the universe that you'd never see otherwise. So new ideas COULD happen...
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 12:58:20 PM »
As someone that read most, if not all of the Extended Universe books, I kinda thing they are doing a great thing here.  It's like Superhero movies that have moved forward into other categories.  I mean, I know Ant-man is an existing character...but the movie was a heist flick.  Winter Soldier was a political action/drama...kinda spy thrillery.


I think it's a really good thing to take an existing universe and put new and interesting stories/characters into it.  I mean really, isn't all new IP story ideas just wedging ideas into an already existing universe? Usually one based more-or-less on the universe we all live in.  The Star Wars Universe (or Marvel or DC or the Potterverse etc.etc.) area really just settings.  Sure, if you tell the same story over and over it's as boring as whale shit.  But when you can adapt that location to tell either a fully new story or at least a new take on an old story...or mixing stories into new universes then you are really just opening up entirely new IP.  I was OK with TFA being basically a newer re-telling of A New Hope as kind of a do-over.  I just hope JJ doesn't stick to that theme going forward.  At least this new movie looks like it's breaking from that.




I mean, what I considered the best two movies of last year out of the ones I watched...both are stories which have been told before, more or less.  Straight Outta Compton is based on a known story that actually took place...not exactly original.  Ex-Machina wasn't new in any real sense from a storytelling perspective.  Especially for those that read Asimov, Dick et.al.  I still really enjoyed the movie.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 11:43:04 AM »
"Stories" could be as "The Animatrix" was to "The Matrix".

Did Disney just drop this idea on the world when the trailer dropped? I don't pay slavish attention to what's up-and-coming in movies, I'm wondering if the Star Wars fanboys and -girls knew about "Stories" before the trailer?
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