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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #105 on: January 11, 2017, 06:58:46 PM »
Maybe they were like the Flying Tigers somewhat?
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #106 on: January 11, 2017, 07:07:18 PM »
Stonesean's post sums up why I don't get the love for FA.  It was ok, maybe 6/10 but I seem to be in the minority.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #107 on: January 11, 2017, 07:15:28 PM »
the prequels were just so bad that people are happy with reasonably competent movies.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2017, 09:27:26 AM »
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Maybe they were like the Flying Tigers somewhat? 

That would have been terrific.  Volunteers to take on the First Order to give the Republic non attribution. 

I would have even liked for to be maybe the military arm of the Rebellion is so loyal to General Leia that they were "rebelling" against the Republic who didn't really consider the First Order a threat.  That threat becomes very real and Leia is vindicated once Starkiller Base is operational.

Make the crazy Han/Finn monster chase scene 60 seconds shorter and add one minute of dialogue with Leia and some other folks and they could have raised the stakes and painted a more complete picture easily.

Stonesean's post sums up why I don't get the love for FA.  It was ok, maybe 6/10 but I seem to be in the minority.

The problems with the story were mitigated by what AH mentioned.

The prequels seemed like Lucas was TRYING to make a "Star Wars" movie and not entirely succeeding.  There are many sequences in the prequels that are terrific, but dispersed among many bad sequences as well.  Also: "Duel of The Fates" from Phantom Menace might be my favorite piece of John Williams music. Period.

Force Awakens was not an attempt at a Star Wars movie, it  WAS a Star Wars movie.  The "magic" that was lacking in the prequels for me was there in FA.  Plus, (insert member berries voice here) Chewie was always my favorite and he had a prominent role.   I'd probably give it a 7.9-8/10.  I liked it better than AH.

That "magic" was also there in Rogue One.  And I totally LOVED the "Dirty Dozen" vibe I got from the last 1/3rd of the movie.  A suicide mission that was actually a suicide mission.
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Well.  There it is.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2017, 09:45:11 AM »
There was a reason Mos had it, but that was trimmed out. Maybe the expensive version will show it?
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2017, 11:33:32 AM »
The Novelization might fill in some plot holes. . . . .Why can't the drop the price after a couple of years of eBooks though?
It is $9.99 for an eBook at Amazon. . . .I just ordered a used hardcover on AbeBooks for $3.48.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #111 on: January 12, 2017, 11:50:34 AM »
The Novelization might fill in some plot holes. . . . .
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Not an excuse, the film should be whole but FA depends way to much on the audience's filling in the blanks and accepting that the film is just a prologue.  IMHO, that sort of thing is fine for a tv show but a film should be whole.  Obviously just a matter of opinion.   

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #112 on: January 12, 2017, 03:20:47 PM »
The novelization does make the Resistance' relationship to the New Republic clearer, and scenes were filmed that would have helped but which were cut because, I think, they were worried that they were too "prequel-y."

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #113 on: January 12, 2017, 05:58:36 PM »
Foster in an interesting choice for the novel because he ghostwrote the novelization for Star Wars: A New Hope.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2017, 11:22:03 PM »
I finally got to see it last night. I had to wait until I could buy it on iTunes.

I really enjoyed it. A solid 9/10

I agree with most of the comments I've just read through.

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Hopefully the rest of the one off SW movies are as good.

I'd probably rate this the 3rd or 4th best Star Wars movie. I need to watch The Force Awakens again to see whether that is still my 3rd favourite

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2017, 11:48:59 PM »
Saw works if you catch the entire story on him. It's scattered around the movie so it's not easy to connect the dots.
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