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(Opinion) Rogue One is peak Star Wars and a brilliant prequel to the OT.

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by MandoChip, Feb 15, 2019.

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    To me this is the best Star Wars film of the lot of them. I love the OT, but to me this movie was perfect. The only nitpicks were the CGI Tarkin and Leia still looked CGI - the technology is close but no cigar yet. The characters were believable, the pace was good, the visuals were amazing, and the story just worked. It was sad and beautiful. I only wish Gareth Edwards could have done some of the ST instead of having RJ's mess.
     
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    Gareth Edwards should definitely direct another star wars film
     
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    It should be Solo II. ;)
     
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    That would be great. A Solo 2 film wouldn't have to carry weight like Rogue One did. Plus it could be a more free movie separated from the saga.
     
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    Rogue One is weird... Weird, yet great. :rolleyes:

    The writing is very odd, even weak in some regards (Jyn being the most passive protagonist I think I've ever seen and the Eadu sequence being pointless and contrived), and few of the performances are really noteworthy (with Tudyk, Yen, & Wen being strong exceptions).

    Nonetheless, R1 has tons of that inexplicable charm that animates the best films through the ages into something far better than their parts. I'm talking about that weird awesomeness that elevates, as an example, basically ALL Schwarzenegger movies in the 80s and Big Trouble in Little China and so on, into greatness quite contrary to their "internal" quality (or whatever). It goes to show that a film doesn't HAVE to be good to be great! :)

    Of course, R1 also has a lot of love for the SW franchise it exists within, and how LFL & Edwards handled reusing cut material from ANH, and yes, even how they did the CGI versions of Tarkin & Leia, just oozes with love and passion for SW :D

    Despite its problems, there is something magical about Rogue One that you just cannot plan for in a movie... and I love it so! (leia)
     
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    I could see them doing Solo 2 and just putting it only on Disney Plus. Not sure they will though, as it appears Iger moved LFL away from the "anthology" films, but putting one (or more) on the streaming service? Probably a good idea. Will they do it? Hmmm... I don't think so. I loved Solo and would love to see more, but I just think the fact that it flopped means that's all we will see of Solo.
     
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    I loved RO. This movie has so many excellents scenes. My third favorite of the Disney era.
     
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    One of my favorite aspects of RO was seeing Vader in his suite go full rage on the rebels:

     
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    Loved Rogue One. It was a great story and it made me appreciate A New Hope all over again. Almost felt like it could've came out in summer of '76.
     
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    I'm a big fan of "Rogue One", but I don't regard it as the peak of the Star Wars franchise. Nor does it remind me of "A New Hope", even if it is set right before the 1977 movie.
     
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    Rewatching Rogue One on Disney+. Its brillant! I can say I love it more than TLJ and Solo, and possibly more than TFA.
     
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