Rogue One Dec 16, 2016 21:13:06 GMT -5
Post by outlawnow on Dec 16, 2016 21:13:06 GMT -5
Hello everybody. Just saw Rogue One. I am not an Star Wars affiicionado but have seen all the movies in the theatres during their original release date so I'm an old timer. I loved this movie. I will go so far to say (and Mara this will probably piss you off) it is better than A New Hope In my opinion the 2nd best Star Wars after Empire Strikes Back. The hook for me is the emotional connections between all the characters. It takes a lot to get me to get teary over a movie. Jyn and her father, the plea of Saw to Jyn, seeing how the Deathstar was used against individual cities which to me which I can't adequately explain was more wrenching than the destruction of Alderaan plus so many more. Maybe because at a contextual level it is closer to Empire than the other films is why I love it so much. The acting overcomes in my opinion an average script. Felicity Jones knocks it out the park. I wish they had explored the Cassian character a little more but Luna is good in his role.Mendlesohn as Krennic steals the show. I love that the movie grounded itself in the reality (SPOILER ALERT) of the probable outcome of rebels/revolutionaries. No sugarcoating , no surviving impossible odds but the acts make the legend and inspires the rebellion to go on. I really have only 2 major quibbles with the movie. If he was there as comic relief I did not find K-2SO that funny I don't know if it was the lines or how they were delivered but I only laughed at maybe one of his "jokes". And the use of Vader in his scene with Krennic should have been on the cutting room floor. If they had saved him for the boarding of the rebel ship at the end and had disguised it as Tarkin saying something on the com link like " The rebel have the the transmission. Stop them"The way it was filmed with the storm troopers breaching the the ship and in the darkness you hear Vader's breathing before he opens his light saber would have drove the audience wild. But still a movie I believe Star Wars fans should be proud of.