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Rogue One Vs Solo

Discussion in 'General Stand-Alone Movie Discussion' started by The Hero With No Fear, Mar 19, 2020.

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Which stand-alone movie was better?

  1. Rogue One

    15 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Solo

    10 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Lukestarbucker

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    I wouldn’t compare these two just in my opinion considering how they take place in very different times and stress very different importances within Star Wars. But, I did like R1 better just because I liked the theme and when it took place. But Solo was also such a good film as it expanded on some of the characters we already know and love, but it also introduced us to many new characters and planets and whatnot. Its really hard to choose. :)
     
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  2. Messi

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    I really like both.

    Solo was the last one that I rewatched on bluray so I am more inclined to vote for it.
     
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  3. Use the Falchion

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    Solo, hands down.

    Solo has the better music, more fleshed out characters, and is overall more fun than Rogue One is. That isn't to say Rogue One is bad - Krennic was a nice change of pace in terms of villainy, and the action scenes are far better in Rogue One than in Solo. But action scenes aren't the only feature of a movie (unless it's something like The Raid: Redemption...but even that has the score, the tension, and the brotherhood).

    Solo also works best as a standalone. Yes, it explains aspects of a character's backstory, but it's not relevant to the plot at all. And that's what makes it great. I can watch this movie knowing who Han is beforehand, or I can watch it as a first Star Wars movie, and it works out just fine. Due to it's near episodic nature, it also works great as a launching point for other stories. #MakeSolo2Happen anyone?

    Rogue One, despite being a prequel to ANH, almost depends on its audience knowing how the story is going to go (or at least it banks on the audience being willing to watch the direct continuation) - we're expected to know about Mustafar and Vader, and be shocked (yet unsurprised) about the scene of him in a bacta tank. We're supposed to know who Senator Organa is talking about when he mentions being able to trust his ally "with his life" and the tragic foreshadowing involved in that declaration. There's a sort of defeating tension with the characters too - will they live, or will they die? And yet, many fans believed they knew the answer to that question when ANH had no reference of them before (as if that ever stopped Lucasfilm from introducing things) question. The answer itself left very little room for a sequel involving these exact characters or their history.

    So...yeah, Solo wins. But I also like Solo better than Rogue One, so my stance isn't that surprising!
     
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  4. Viper78

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    Rogue One is the slightly better stand alone film but I prefer SOLO, it was a fun adventure of my favourite character and I've rewatched SOLO far more than I have R1.
     
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    Rogue One all the way. It has fresh, new and unique characters. The cast is high class.The look of the movie is beyond beautiful. The third act has one of the best space battles. The ending with Cassian and Jyn is one of the most tragic and emotional endings of all Disney sw movies.
     
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    I'm still confused why LF couldn't top that look with the follow-up movies. R1 is still the most beautiful SW movie, at least visually. TLJ was also quite beautiful, but TFA, TROS and especially SOLO looked kinda ugly in comparison. I'm glad that the team of R1 works on Mando.

    Man, I'm excited for the Cassian show, especially if it looks and sounds like R1. The sound design of R1 is quite astonishing too.
     
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