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Rogue One a good idea?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Darthchocolat, Jan 10, 2016.

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Rogue One: a good idea?

  1. Yeah, if it's a good movie

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  2. Give me a Star Wars movie each year!

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  3. No, a bad film will hurt the franchise

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  4. No, by releasing too much SW it will lose that special feeling

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  1. Darthchocolat

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    Looking forward to rogue One. But part of me dislikes the whole idea of this movie. I'm worried it will take away that magic feeling. The same reason I don't like the novels, cartoons and such.. i don't want everything to be connected and backstory visualized for me. Also maybe there is a thing as too much Star Wars. Part of why TFA and even TPM where so special is because we had to wait a freaking long time for them. I don't want SW to turn into a casual affair.
     
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    It's not the movie we want, but it's the movie that we need .
     
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    out of all the rumoured anthology movies, Rogue One actually feels like the best one tbh. I really don't need Solo/kenobi/fett movies. I've seen their stories. Rogue One seems to be offering something new. I personally think they should have done Rogue One and then jumped back into the old republic universe for ideas.
     
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    People are ALREADY complaining about how it's a ":prequel" :p .
     
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    oh yeah that would be badass i love knights of the old republic
     
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    doesn't surprise me
     
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    I do kinda agree with this.

    I will still be all over the Kenobi/Solo/Fett films, but I think it would be better to do different things.




    MAKE AN OLD REPUBLIC MOVIE GODDAMMIT
     
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    I understand where you are coming from in some respects, although I'm the opposite, I dig into all of the various forms of media. As for Rogue One, of the announced/rumored anthology films so far, this is the only one that seems to bring something new and exciting to the table, namely a gritty war film set in the the SW universe.

    As for the "specialness" of the movies, there is no denying that having one every year will reduce that somewhat, but I'm alright with it as long as the films are excellent. If it starts to bother you at some point, just do what you do with the comics and cartoons, just ignore them and stick to the main saga films instead.

    My biggest concern with the anthology films at this point is that other than Rogue One, the prospect of these new films doesn't sound that exciting to me. The Han Solo and Boba Fett movies in particular feel unnecessary, but if they are good movies I'll still be happy in the end, even though I would have preferred that they branch out a bit more. I am worried that at some point we'll get a movie about Yoda applying for Jedi medicare in the Old Republic ;).
     
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    Remember Rogue One was planned long before TFA was finished, let alone released. With all the money Disney paid for Star Wars I completely understand why they wanted to hedge their bets in case the new era failed to connect with audiences.

    Now that TFA is a huge success, R1's potential might very well be hurt because it's going back in time rather than forward. But without the benefit of hindsight, I would say R1 was definitely a good idea.

    On the other hand, I'm with @Charlie07 about not being excited for the next two Anthology movies. At least with the Han Solo movie, you've got a hugely popular character being written by a writer that has proven understand of him.

    But if I'm Kathlene Kennedy, I'm shelving the Boba Fett movie right now, and making the third anthology film something set during or immediately following the Sequel Trilogy.
     
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    Good idea.
     
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    I dont think Rogue One is fitting. I mean I like the idea of the SW Rebels grabbing the plans since the series is already in motion. Even though we know the out come of the death star I just wouldnt see it fit. The characters are only for that movie/sidestory. Plus they would have to add a Lando/Han/Leia blast they would have to add Obi Wan in R1 cause it ties into ANH. They are pushing a story that is already in Rebels. They should of made the cast of Rebels "R1" but its already too late. They didnt really have alot of characters in the OT so they wouldnt factor. They steal the plans and thats it? there story ends. I dont like the whole sidestories aka. anthologies they are making. I other post and what i've said is that they should of made a movie right before TFA, to fill in the gaps. KOR/Luke/Ben Solo/Battle of Jakku/Jedi Academy so story that can give us alil more info. I hope they dont make Episode VIII more of a flashback story just to fill in the gaps of TFA. A Han and Boba Fett movie is just dumb. Its like Disney likes making sidestory movies. Its like we know Simba but lets make and 1/2 movie and talk about timon and pumba or that Maclunkey bird. Or if they made a movie of the intro of beauty and the beast. we already know about the damn flower and all but really? why? Thats why they made Clone Wars and Rebels. An good anthology movie would be the battles of Jedi/Sith before Ep. I. more Maclunkey Jedi's and Sith battling out the ruling of the galaxy. Seeing the caves of krystals and making of Lighsabers and using the FX of an TFA into the battles. hmmm?

    May the force be with you always...
     
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    I think Rouge One is a great idea, but I would like to see a New Republic movie first, about Snokes rise to power, Kylo's fall to the dark side and the rise of the first order. I would be the prequel we were looking for.
     
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    Thats what I think R1 should be. well the first anthology movie for SW. They should of made a movie regarding the jedi academy/Ben Solo/Snoke/start of KOR. would of been better than R1 i think. A movie about stealing the plans of the death star doesnt fancy me cause we all know they steal it and blow it up and there is no need to know these characters cause this will be the first SW film/TV that wont show a lightsaber unless they show Darth Vader but even in ANH he doesnt seem to care to much about it. they invested in rebels so they should of add Kanan/Ahsoka to R1 to help them and have them die in it as they do steal it. to tie in Rebels with R1 to ANH. make the SW saga continuity fluid thoughout the series.
     
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    I'm more excited about R1 than I am about Ep 8 and 9. R1 will give us a new point of view on the Galaxy and give us some new Characters. But mainly, it will take us back to the time period of Ep 4 that we all fell in love with. Finally, we'll have a chance to see the same vehicles and ships we were first awed by!
     
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    I have very low expectations for that movie. I really don't expect too much of it. Though I might be surprised, I will go see Rogue One with an open and not too critical mind. My only hope is that they will really break with the narrative structure and visual vocabulary of the skywalker saga. That's the only way to make it stand out and make it special and interesting, also for non-fan audiences. Shaky camera's, realistic action set pieces and humanized warfare tropes will do fine. Perhaps a different kind of soundtrack style more attuned to the warmovie genre will be in place. If it is a good war genre movie, I'd be completely okay with that. I also hope that it will bring something new and exciting to the war movie genre in general. Quite surprisingly a scifi flik like Edge of Tomorrow did that really well (despite the rather silly ending of course). I really don't want Rogue One to be a classical kind of star wars movie because that would mean that I would have to judge it like one. Nothing can beat IV, V, VI, VII for me, only VIII and IX might to that. Not an anthology movie for sure, the very concept behind it risks them being repackaged prequels. They need to be different.

    But still my belief is that they should have waited with these sort of movies until episode IX has been released. Releasing a Star Wars movie every year might seriously backfire on them. Movie critics have a talent for saying they have become 'fatigued' and 'oversaturated' (read Marvel). I'd rather have them redirect the resources for the anthology movies to the Skywalker saga movies and to a live action tv series. Platforms like Netflix are the future. A live action series would do fine there.
     
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    From the rumors I've seen, I'm simply excited because of the strong continuity with TCW and Rebels along with the main movies. Mikkelsen is an outstanding actor, and the rumor that he is a former Death Star scientist is very interesting. He was somehow, in some way, the best Hannibal. And if Diego Luna is Biggs Darklighter, as a very loyal Darklighter fanboy, I will love this movie more than my gut already tells me I will. It's also the most anticipated movie of 2016 in some polls, which is very surprising considering the new DC movies, Marvel movies, and other huge blockbusters coming out this year.
     
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    At first, when I first learned of the new Sequel Trilogy, I was hopeful they'd release it and then continue with other films, but I think the variety of films could now work, at least for the next few years.

    While there will no doubt be critics who will downplay or attempt to reject the "necessity" of Star Wars films, I think the "fatigue" argument cannot justifiably kick in until at least the end of this trilogy (Episode IX).

    Quite a few Marvel films have been released, most of them of a very high quality, even as there have been escalating criticisms of "superhero film fatigue." If the storylines are compelling enough, they warrant development.

    Since 2008, there have been about a dozen Marvel film releases:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Cinematic_Universe_films

    That's a lot of films!

    Star Wars has such a rich galaxy of characters, history, and possibilities which are unique enough to justify their development, even after all the Marvel films.

    One important distinction is Star Wars is more otherworldly space-based fantasy than hardcore science-fiction, while Marvel films are more our-world-oriented and towards the science-fiction end of the spectrum. Which is to say, there is still plenty of room for both to be continually developed as long as quality can be sustained.

    Personally, I would hope some major network could carry any future Star Wars TV series instead of it being something exclusively available through a subscription service such as Netflix.

    As for future projects, I've been considering some possibilities...
    • For example I would love it if Disney would give serious consideration to developing a new Prequel Trilogy set at the birth of (or before) the Old Republic.
    • Also, the Mandalorians could make for a fascinating film if they are not factoring into the Boba Fett anthology film
    • A Yoda origin story could be amazing if done properly, and one of the benefits, given his long lifespan, is that we could aspects of galactic history from his perspective and meet new Jedi characters along the way with the potential to reveal more aspects and mysteries of the Force. Maybe we could finally learn about that mysterious Dark Side cave on Dagobah.
    • A Bounty Hunters anthology film could be a great way for fans to see little-known/underdeveloped characters, perhaps including mainly the ones first introduced in The Empire Strikes Back.
    • An Obi-Wan anthology film (or set of films) could be great.
    • An Imperial-perspective film could open up entirely new possibilities and revelations.
    • A Cantina-style setting could make for an interesting (if limited-run) Star Wars-style sit-com something along the lines of Cheers.
    • A new TV (live action or animated series) could be developed around Princess Leia and her life on Alderaan, giving us a unique perspective on her character and her place in the Rebellion.
    • A Qui-Gon Jinn movie could be awesome (especially if they could bring back Liam Neeson and possibly also Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan)
    • A Star Wars love story could actually work as a single film, as in the recent example of Lost Stars (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_Stars)
    • An anthology film about the Millennium Falcon (and all its various owners) could be exciting.
    Either way, though, it's been a wonderful Star Wars renaissance so far, and I look forward to more!

    JediMasterRobert
     
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    Well I look forward to all those projects and ideas of yours, I do think it would have been more strategic if they waited. I really want to have more Star Wars movies and all those anthology films, but I also want everything to focus on the the new sequel trilogy because it is so immensely important for Disney. I think they are really doing an awesome job with the sequels.
     
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    You are completely right!

    They really need to get that right and not at all get complacent in terms of marketing.

    Even at StarWars.com there should be some kind of quick orientation for new fans: maybe a "New to Star Wars? Click here" button for a one-page primer and/or quick video officially provided (as there are already such fan-created materials elsewhere).

    Making Star Wars more openly accessible in terms of introductory/learning materials (without any Disneyfication or dumbing-down) could help those new fans who are eager to jump yet are unsure as to where to begin given the books, movies, animated series, etc.

    Disney has the resources to make this happen, and they should.

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