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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. Ammianus Marcellinus

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    Their one major advantaged as opposed to the prequels and the originals is that TFA instantaneously received near universal critical approval. It is really being valued by the more "elitist" audience (critics:). So they have got that wind in their sails already. I was also really surpised about how complex the force awakens actually was and how much storytelling and emotional depth was presented in the movie. It was really bold what they did and very much the opposite of what people expected Disney to do. And the fun thing is that if you're new to the saga you can immediately understand the movie without any prior knowledge. You just engage with the new characters and get some stuff revealed about the old one's. But those reveals about the old characters are not necessary for understanding the story. So what TFA did, and what I expect the sequels to continue to do, is communicate to three different audiences:

    a. critics (moviemaking and storytelling as an artistic, technical and intellectual endavour)
    b. fans (the people who know their Star Wars: fans of the films and fans of the EU- people who like elaborate 'world building'
    c. lay audience (people who have seen Star Wars movies or who started out just with episode VII)
     
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  2. JediMasterRobert

    JediMasterRobert Rebel Official

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    It did! But I would caution the storytellers and marketers not to expect this for VIII. I think they know that. The pressure is on them to not only maintain the pacing and quality of TFA but to push the envelope while doing justice to characters such as Luke and Leia. I do believe they can pull it off, but it's one of those victories which must be worked for, of course.

    Yes, this is what I consider the Shakespearean grade of universal appeal of the Star Wars saga.

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  3. Trevor

    Trevor Rebellion Arms Supplier
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    I initially thought that R1 was just filler (that somewhat is) in the SW universe, and was less interested in most things about it. Now, while I'm not THAT interested in it, I'm still going to spend the money to see it, AND am going to add it to my movie collection as it tells us part of the story.

    I think that post-ROTJ movies will be better received as they will enlighten us about the unknown after the fall of Vader and the Emperor, BUT I do think that they'll come (as well as the novels) and will tell us those stories. They just can't come yet, because it'd tell us too much about the remainder of this current trilogy. I'm betting heavily on the fact that we'll get the answers (most of them) to the questions we have since ROTJ before the opening of the next trilogy.
     
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    ZebroGodilla Darklighter Ace

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    I agree with @Trevor here. We've always known they've stole it, that much is clear, but it wasn't as important as the plans themselves. For Death Star II, many Bothan spies died, but the Emperor also reveals he let the plans slip as a trap. So possibly, while not important to the films, Rogue One will show just how desperate and important the plans were to the rebellion, and how shocking it was that they even retrieved it from the Empire. So it'll be a good standalone that will make something pretty minimal into something very exciting and important to the interconnected universe being built. Also, I'd go see it either way LOL
     
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    Good idea? The cash register will be ringing so loudly Bob Iger will barely be able to concentrate on his wine list at lunch.

    It might not reach 2 billion, but a Star Wars movie where Vader kicks ass and there's a dark, gritty battle to launch Episode IV is beyond a good idea, it's a billion dollar hit just waiting to happen.

    I warn you now: climb aboard now doubters, this film is going to be awesome. You might as well be able to say you knew it was going to way back in February and establish your credibility now. :)

    I of course just tease on that last sentence.
     
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    It's a bad idea. I'm writing Disney and Lucasfilms, Ltd. to stop this movie from happening asap. Expect a cancellation by the end of the month.
     
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    I think this movie is a great idea. It brings us new characters while giving us a story that connects to something we already know and care about. I mentioned this in another thread though, unless the film is just amazing, I hope they don't try to franchise it. I'm sure there could be stories to tell since there are rebel cells all over that don't include Han, Luke and Leia but this just seems like such a good stand-alone that I don't want them to force more from it.
     
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    The movie itself is a great idea:

    -A spinoff film that mostly stands on it's own, but is set in the greater SW universe (much like the comics, novels. video games, etc have been doing for decades), I love it. I've wanted them to do this for a long time.

    -Tying it into the events of the original film, and maybe having Vader appear, will help sell the movie. It's the first one, so a degree of caution is understandable imo.

    -Having it be a "grittier" war film focused around the ordinary soldiers on the ground (that only get lip service paid to them in the other films) is a potentially cool idea.

    -Having such a diverse cast continues Disney's mantra of "we want to not only bring back old fans, but try to make new and more diverse ones as well," which makes sense.

    -Etc.

    So yeah, really good idea. Now, it all depends on the execution. The good thing is that TFA being as popular as it is will probably make a lot of people excited, or at least interested, in whatever SW movie that they put out next.

    As for the Han Solo movie, I'm excited for it mostly because of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who are great up and coming directors) and Lawrence Kasdan (who's written Han REALLY well TWICE now in TWO separate movies separated by 35 years).
     
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    I would have written to prevent the initial sale but what's done is done and we have to be optimistic whether it's for monetary reasons and/or for creative reasons as well .
     
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    You made a point about not having as high expectations as for the ST.. I'm completly with you.
    I'm happy about going to theatre without fear getting disappointed.
    A good emotional basement for a chilling evening in cinema with my son once again:).

    When it comes to SW, I'm just fine with "more of the same"..
     
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    I think it was a great move to make the move, I have ready too many times on wookieepedia about a prison riot on the death star was one of the first moves taken to acquire the plans I hope they go with a different approach.
     
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