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Now that you have seen R1 do you have faith in more stand alone movies?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Kript, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Kript

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    For those of us that have seen R1 this question is for you ( others i warn you there might be spoilers)

    So, i walked out of R1 and said to myself "that was a star wars move", i loved it.. and dare i saw i think it was twice as good as TFA.. the more i watch TFA the more i pick and pick and feel this movie wasn't that great... ( personal opinion )

    But R1 restored my faith and personally i want to see more stand alone movies.. more movies that dont have to tie into what we already know... keep expanding the SW galaxy with more stories..

    So, do you want to see more Stand alone movies being made?
     
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    I adore TFA. I've seen it so many times, and it's still got a hold on me. I adore the OT, of course. And yes, I love the prequels. And when I saw Rogue One, I loved it too.
    But something felt different. I can't say what it was, and I hope that a second viewing will help me to define what it is I'm feeling. Was it the finality of the story? Or perhaps the tone? Was it the soundtrack?... because that's a big element of Star Wars movies. I haven't identified it yet. I always have a feeling of satisfaction after watching Star Wars movies, and that was lacking a little bit... even though I absolutely adored the ending of Rogue One. Why is that?

    I don't know.

    So I guess I'm trying to say that now that stand alone films are a reality, I'm just now starting to explore my feelings about them. I loved Rogue One, but it felt weird. And to think that the next one will be a western/comedy also feels weird. I'm totally supportive, and yet....

    I think multiple viewings will help. ;)
     
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    I definitely want more stand alone movies and Rogue One solidified that for me. I want some more of the kind of one off stories, a single movie about Han and how he came into pocessiom of the MF, a back story for Qui-Gon Jinn, maybe a Yoda movie, even a Darth Maul movie. I was wondering though if a separate "stand alone" triology shouldn't be explored. Something set in the Old Republic time or even more ancient time period of conflict between the Jedi and Sith spiritual forerunners.
     
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    I want this world to keep growing. Especially through film.

    Give me more Rogue One type singular movies. Independent missions. Hell, given his talent I'd be down for an Oscar Isaacs solo flick as Poe Dameron comprised of his missions.

    I've been in favor of genre movies in the Star Wars universe for awhile now. Go horror, thriller...let us experience all the world has to offer.
     
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    I remain really hopeful that we'll get something from the Old Republic age.. though I kinda doubt it will be the form of a movie. One can only hope! But once Rebels runs it's course, it has to, that's something we may see in the form of a show or miniseries on television.

    But I most definitely loved Rogue One and can't wait to see what's in store for future Star Wars Story installments :)
     
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    It certaintly proved that the Star Wars galaxy is a really engrossing and interesting place, even without the plotlines and tropes we are all so accustomed to.
    Even though we've always had books and all sorts of material exploring that place, it was really nice seing it up there in the cinema and even nicer to see it hold up.
    I thought Han Solo and Boba Fett movies are a terrible idea - I have an open mind now.
     
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    Yeah, I can't say I'm thrilled with the idea of a Han Solo backstory film but I'm sure it will be great. I really do like the idea of an Obi Wan standalone though.. something that could tie in with Qui Gon and their further study of the Force. Or as suggested elsewhere, the Whills!

    I dunno about the Boba Fett idea, all I know is that I would LOVE to see Nar Shadaa featured in a film at some point
     
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    They do have a lovely casino there.
    What is Scorsese up to these days?
    I picture De Niro as a female Gigoran enforcer entangled in a vapid love triangle.
    Boba has a thing for aliens.
     
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    No, I do not look forward to more stand alone movies. I have seen R1 twice now. The first time, I really liked it. I was thrilled seeing a different take on the SW universe, and not knowing what was going to happen even though I knew how the story ended. But I had a suspicion that I would not want to watch the movie 1,000 times like I have all other SW movies.

    On second viewing, my suspicion was confirmed. I was pretty bored for the first 2/3s of the film. I saw TFA eight times in the theater. I have now seen R1 twice, and don't plan to see it again in the theater. I felt the characters were flat and it had too many action movie cliches in it. It just does not hold the strong, lasting draw that SW movies hold for me. As a completely independent movie (i.e., if it were not associated with SW at all), it would be a pretty good movie. But in the SW universe, it just does not have "it". This makes me more hesitant for future spin off movies.
     
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    May i ask how old you are and what SW movies you like the best? not in a rude way im just finding younger people not liking it more than older people..
     
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    I loved Rogue One, probably would give it a 8.5/10 at this point, but there's something about the Saga Films we all grew up with that can never be outdone to me.
    That being said, i'm still excited about the standalone movies to come (Han Solo, possibly even Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, etc.), and the infinite stories and ideas they can explore.

    People also need to keep in mind that other standalone movies don't have to be as good or not as good as R1. Upcoming films may even outdo the originals (dare i say :eek:). If ANY upcoming SW film is as good as the last act of R1, i'll be very happy. :)
     
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    I have been excited by the concepts of SW stand alone films for quite some time and RO was an excellent start in this direction. My only concern is the wild use of eye candy and pointless things that are just for image sakes in the films. I hope beyond hope to never see a SW movie with Matrix effects and camera angles.
     
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    pointless things and eye candy? what do you mean by this?
     
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    Do you have a specific moment? I thought it was very well shot action and war sequences
     
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    I thought Felicity Jones hit it out of the park.. she was the perfect female lead for this movie! Not bashing your opinion, but personally I felt very invested in all the members of Rogue One - especially after a second viewing!
     
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    We know your not bashing our opinion :) we all love feed back.. personally i loved the all the actors but felt a little let down with Forest Whitaker's Role (not his acting)

    Im just really hoping this film and the feed back its getting inspires other directors to make more films based on the SW universe and not so much the Skywalker/Solo names.. Like someone mentioned before I'd also love to see an Old Republic movie(s) based on Jedi / Sith wars..
     
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    What I mean by this is the huge amount of new things they keep including in the new movies while ignoring many elements that bring the movies together. Take a look at both TFA and RO. Each director seems to have wanted to make each movie their own yet in many things they have failed to make the new movies flow like if they were a continuation of the world lukas created.
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    What's the point of an Ithorian clone? Simply to not use one created by Lucas?

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    What was the point of Tie Stikers? Eye candy and nothing more as junky old Tie Fighters do exactly the very same in atmosphere combat as they do.

    Where you look at the past six movies, these mech well together and you see alien creatures and droids being used throughout the movies yet RO contained zero elements of those used by JJ Abrams in TFA just so that they could do their own thing. Directors are supposed to add to the story we all know and love, not just go wild with each SW movie so that they could give us their version of how they want SW to be.

    And make no mistake, I just loved RO as the movie is awesome but even with that I fear that every time we get a new movie we are going to have to forget everything that came before just to get wowed by everything new the new director wants to bring. As I said, I loved RO but I can't deny there were many ships and plot elements that just stepped on the OT but fans are willing to ignore just cause the movie is awesome.
     
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    Completely agree with you. Really good movie. I saw it two times now. I think it's quite simple for me. The crawl and the music and I am not someone who adores world war movies that much.
    Nevertheless I enjoyed to see a lot of planets and Chirrut Imwe :)
    and I definitely will enjoy every SW movie that will come.
     
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    I actually thought Edwards focused more on aliens included in the OT, including one of Maz' species introduced by Abrams! Abrams seemed far more keen on introducing new species, imo
     
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    I honestly do have more faith in the Stand Alones seeing how this one turned it, but I do wonder if this one would be unique in how good it was because of the gap it was filling between Episode 3 and 4, and the lack of the focus on the Jedi, reframing the episode more like an actual war movie and the combat. We don't waste time debating about who is FS and who shouldn't be, who is the child of who, and who should have what skill sets and how fast.

    It focuses so much more on the incredibly pricey sacrifices made for something as simple as a Death Star plan. The battle for the plans for the Death Star might really have been more epic and bloody than the actual battle to take the Death Star out. Will the Han Solo movie deliver like this? Is it even posture to deliver like this? I don't know. Same for the Lando Calrissian movie (if I heard correctly that there would be one). What storyline will be treated to, to which we will be emotionally invested before we even go in? I don't know. But I enjoyed this movie immensely and I didn't think it would be possible without the focus on the Jedi/Sith conflict.
     
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