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Should Rogue One Have an Opening Scroll?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by bigbayblue, Dec 23, 2015.

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Should Rogue One have a traditional Star Wars opening scroll?

  1. Yes - All Star Wars movies should stick to this tradition

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  2. No - That should be saved for the numbered episodes

    16 vote(s)
    27.1%
  1. Snazel

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    Yeah I hope so, I hope these aren't "fast to Netflix" kind of operations and they really do make Star Wars films, just self-encapsulated stories, rather than serialized to the "Starwalker legacy".

    I think the film may try to hard to find grit in the Star Wars universe and if there is no opening crawl, then we know they've really aired on that side.

    I don't buy Jason Ward's contention that in time there will be more films on this track than in the main track of the franchise. I think anthologies are an experiment, they are lower budget for one thing and rushed to production a tad faster, so they can't match what TFA just delivered.

    My big worry is it just steeps itself in OT lore and just adds a few chase scenes, a contrived ending and crank it out and hope it keeps toys selling why the real film comes along the year after.

    My guess is, they'll work hard to deliver a fun product that tries to be gritty, just enough to get credibility to pass of a very formulaic "heist" film. I expect to be surprised and really love it, so I look forward to it.
     
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    I think they should definitely have a scroll. In 3 short paragraphs you establish the direction of this chapter, and can setup a timeline quickly. Plus, I think at this time in the Star Wars fandom, they are something fun and part of the movie, much like certain lines like " I have a bad feeling about this", or someone losing an arm.
     
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    I'm surprised by the amount of people who are in favor of the scroll. Personally, I think they could go without one. If they leave the scroll for the numbered episodes it makes it kind of special. I think they should really try to do something different with this movie so it doesn't need one. A simple "A long time ago..." preface then open the movie seems good enough to me.

    I was under the impression that this movie would be largely different in tone and perspective than the original films.
     
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    The opening crawl is as much a part of Star Wars as the Star Wars theme itself, so I personally hope they keep it in the Anthology films. I don't really see the need to partition the Anthology films from the numbered episodes by taking away cornerstone elements like the opening crawl. IMHO, it's ALL Star Wars, and should be treated as such.
     
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    My feeling is that the anthology films are a great opportunity to make different kinds of movies set in the Star Wars Universe. Who knows if it will end up being true, but I've read a few times where Rogue One is referred to as a heist film - and I really like the idea. To me, if the anthology films are just going to have the same look and feel as the saga films, (and just be quick paced, lighthearted adventure films where the only real difference is the characters) then there's really no point in doing both saga and anthology films. However if, as expected, the anthology films are going to be different, then there are any number of possible opening sequences where the craw and the main theme wouldn't necessarily jive with the story.

    And since the anthology films are going to be interspersed between the saga films for the foreseeable future, abandoning the opening crawl seems (to me) like a great way to set completely different tone right from the first frame.
     
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