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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.

  1. MandoChip

    MandoChip Hate me later. Work now.
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    @Addi Ras I didn't mean stole in the literal sense, I was being flippant.
     
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    To be fair, Disney did say they were going to do that Day 1, not sure you're acting so surprised about them doing it.
     
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    That's not what i remember before it was decanonized i was under the impression they would retcon certain books or comics but keep others.
     
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    Rogue One thread, let's keep it on topic please.
     
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    I think "contextualizing" might be a better way of looking at it.

    For instance, without spoiling anything I can say that Black Widow contextualizes several things in the MCU from several years ago throughout her character's development. Doesn't mean it's a retcon or anything, it's just a deeper dive into what's come before- just that, since it's all fiction, the writers have some licensing to be creative.

    Anyway, I agree Rogue One is kinda the pinnacle of what Star Wars can be, going forward. It still has some of the themes and messages of the originals, but told in a totally new way, and one that isn't hyper-focused on the jedi or Skywalker family. I'd much prefer some strong standalone films like this to an Episode 10 any time soon.
     
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    fair enough.

    Any way to get back to the Topic on a personal level Im so so happy thar R1 came out in 2016 & not TLJ because as much as I love the TLJ I wasn’t in the best of places in 2016 & I’m not sure if I would have dealt with the amount of insane C*** that went down with TLJ release.

    so yep R1 will always have the most emotional impact for me of the Disney Era SW films.
     
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    G. Walton Lucas was taken behind the proverbial msg-board woodshed for ALL of his PT/EU-Cherry Picking. Basher sanctuaries were created. When you reach that step, you've been banning the poo-doo out of your member base. IIRC, there was even a running list of George & Fat Rick Mac's offenses! :p So yeah, this whole "muh cherry picking from the EU" thing is almost as fresh as "muh Stop-Motion-OT is BETTER than yer CGI-PT". :eek:

    It's ironic, one of the greatest Jedi ever to grace the pages of that medium was in fact, cherry picked from the background of The Phantom Plagueis, er.... I mean Menace. #BozPityRulez

    Please cite an example.

    I would love to read one.
    :)
     
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    Sorry about that.
     
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    I meaan.... I've mix feeling about Rogue One. Is The Darth Vader scene Awesome?
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    YES!!
    It's the only Star Wars movie you actually looks like a War movie?
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    YES!!
    I remember a single characters name? Or I care if they die or not?
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    ... nope!

    Sorry guys, but I know Rogue One is successful in many fields, but (pardon the pun) there are no Stars. Rogue One is a good sci-fi war movie. But for me Star Wars was always about the characters and the story, there aren't any characters in Rogue One just interesting people and the story ... well, I don't think it was really necessary.

    If you enjoyed the movie fine, I like that too, but put in the best Star Wars movies? I really don't understand.
     
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