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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2016, 12:32:08 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.

This is my feeling.  I really do hope they are able to genre mix and inject some innovation into SW.  Not that TFA is bad, but like Ant-Man, I hope these side movies keep the universe fresh.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2016, 05:25:50 PM »
My question is what is going to happen when they run out of " Death Stars" to blow up
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2016, 05:40:22 PM »
My question is what is going to happen when they run out of " Death Stars" to blow up

That's the same Death Star from A New Hope, so... ?
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2016, 08:20:42 PM »
My question is what is going to happen when they run out of " Death Stars" to blow up

I think of them as nuclear weapons so they could plagiarize the Cold War and all its high-stakes insanity and I feel like it'd really work. 

A New Hope - Fat Man/Little Boy

Return of the Jedi - Thermonuclear Warheads

The Force Awakens - MIRV ICBM
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2016, 09:22:35 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. 

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...

New ideas do not guarantee asses in movie theater seats.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2016, 12:32:16 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...

New ideas do not guarantee asses in movie theater seats.

Sure, but we were talking about what we'd rather personally. I don't have to give a shit what puts asses in seats, cos I'm not a studio exec.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2016, 12:39:52 PM »
I personally dont care about the newness of IP (in fact, I love seeing a great movie and finding out theres more of the same world I can explore), as much as how good an individual story is. Pacific Rim was new, but I enjoyed Pantsformers more.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2016, 04:25:58 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...

New ideas do not guarantee asses in movie theater seats.

Sure, but we were talking about what we'd rather personally. I don't have to give a shit what puts asses in seats, cos I'm not a studio exec.

My comment was more that, while I would also like more new ideas, people in general seem to gravitate towards what's familiar.  What little I have experienced in the expanded Star Wars universe, along with the regular movies is quite a bit of recycled material and concepts.  The Battle of Hoth alone has worked its way into so many video games, for instance.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2016, 11:48:49 AM »
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.

Winter Soldier was an excellent Jason Bourne sequel....
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2016, 10:45:56 AM »
Giving this a bump, anyone going opening weekend?
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2016, 01:19:29 PM »
Just back from seeing it here in Paris with the family. Wednesday openings means we get a head start here...
Really enjoyed it. A solid 4 stars out of five. It plays out a bit like a 60s/70s WWII war movie (even down to some rebels decked-out in WWII GI outfits), but there's nothing wrong with that.
The final act is spectacular to watch - a beautiful setting and more space action by far than in Episode VII. In that film the FX were great but it added up to very little in terms of screen time - nearly all the flying action was shown in the three trailers - but here there's much more.
I didn't really notice the music but that may be just me. In Ep VII I didn't really notice the score first time round but now I love those themes so maybe it's going to be the same here.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2016, 09:59:30 PM »
I have some free tickets from work for AMC and going to try to see it this weekend.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2016, 07:57:59 AM »
With a bit of time to reflect on the movie a couple more likes/dislikes:

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I think one of the interesting things about this movie is how it's going to influence the way you see A New Hope next time around - changing the context of something that's so familiar, making it a continuation of a story that was previously only a few lines of yellow text scrolling up the screen.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2016, 09:35:56 AM »
Saw it last night with some work folks.  My initial reactions are behind the cut, but I'll be seeing it again this afternoon without the 3D and will probably have a better sense of it after that.

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Overall, I'm going to give it 4 out of 5 wookies.

ETA: It holds up under a second viewing; the first act is still the shakiest, but the third act makes up for it.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2016, 07:38:57 PM »
It looks a good movie to read the novelization for
It also appears to be a movie where you gain from a second viewing.
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