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Is Rogue One Disney’s best Star Wars film yet?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Dr. Reebox24, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. smpreet

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    Overall I really enjoy Rogue One, first act is a little clunky but definitely brings things together for a strong finish. It's definitely up there for me
     
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    Oh, definitely. The first half is clunky, but the second half is beauty and the Battle of Scarif is epic.
     
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    no solo is you peasant
     
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    Solo was fine, but I enjoyed Rogue One a lot more. Even though it's obvious how it'll turn out (people who stole the Death Star plans, wonder how that'll turn out?) it still makes it very engaging.
     
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    New to the forum, first post. Hi everyone.

    I feel guilty typing my first post on a thread not dedicated to my two favorite SW movies, TESB and ANH. But it was the first thread I visited for good reason, I love RO, it's my favorite release since Disney took over, including live action TV and animation. Putting it simply, it's my third favorite piece of SW material after the before two mentioned movies.

    Solo is fantastic too, and for the record, I love TCW, Rebels, and The Mandalorian and I really like the ST, The Bad Batch and TBOBF.

    The ST is my least favorite, although some of it is good.

    This place seems cool!
     
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    It is. Your feelings don't betray you, young padawan, you're strong with the force.

    Welcome here and have a blue milk with us. ;)
     
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    I guess "Rogue One" is Disney's best Star Wars movie. However, I don't regard it as the best Star Wars movie I have seen.
     
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    I just read my review of "Rogue One" that I had written some four years ago. Right now, I think I might have to change my mind. I'm not sure whether the movie is the best Disney Star Wars production any longer. I still believe it's a first-rate movie. Butas for being Disney's best SW production . . . I will have to think on that.
     
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    IMHO, RO is definitely not the best Disney era SW flick, and absolutely not the best produced one. In fact, I think it's probably the most troubled SW production to date (with S:ASWS being the contender, of course). While it's a mess of a film (especially Act 2), RO sure is a fun watch (although S:ASWS, by comparison, is much tighter and more coherent, and a far superior movie). That does not mean RO isn't enjoyable, though, and it has some very entertaining scenes, strong performances, and great drama. It's definitelly a fun watch.

    Problems with the film includes:
    --Jyn is at least two different characters throughout the movie, possibly three (depending on how you analyze the role).
    --Jyn experiences her character arc mid-point twice (i.e., saying goodby to her father); the second one is inferior and completely unnecessary.
    --Actually, the entire Eadu sequence is superfluous (with the sole exception of Andor not taking the shot, although Galen Erso dies anyway so Andor's rebelling against the Rebellion doesn't amount to anything, really).
    --Jyn goes all-in for the Rebellion only after the Rebellion kills her beloved father. Before this point, she wants nothing to do with the Rebellion.
    There are other points, too, but those are the major ones, I think. At least as far as I remember at the top of my head.

    The end result of RO is a weirdly put-together film, although one that I personally find enjoyable enough (primarily due to the ace performances and characterizations). But it would be very fascinating to study exactly what happened to the production of this movie! We're never gonna get a true making-of exposé for Rogue One, but I suspect that, again, as much as I enjoy the movie, the behind-the-scenes stuff is by far the most interesting aspect of the film.

    Also, I fear we'll never get another Gareth Edwards directed SW project, and that makes me sad. I like the man... It would be great if they brought him in to direct a few episodes of the Andor show, down the line.
     
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    This movie surprisingly was satisfying! Indeed perhaps the best disney star wars movie
     
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    You're fully entitled to your opinion, my friend.
    My favourite is TLJ, but R1 comes a close second, even ahead of TFA.
    I can't help but think that they should have watched it before making TROS...because unlike TROS, R1 had heart. Every one of the characters was completely unforgettable, and personally I found Jyn Erso far, far more interesting than Rey - with respect to Daisy; not her fault how her character was written. More than anything, I really liked how it showed the 'good and bad' in everyone.
    I like the idea, these days, of heroes and villains who aren't 'extremes'...there were some pretty nasty bad guys in R1, but there was also Bodhi Rook, and Cassian, although a good man, was forced on more than one occasion to kill innocents for the 'cause'. This edginess is what I liked, I saw it to a lesser extent in TLJ.

    Great film, and I particularly liked how the main characters were depicted, unlikely heroes who still became heroes. I know that story meant they all had to be killed off, but I was genuinely saddened when they died.
    Pity Edwards couldn't have made TROS...
     
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