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# 207257 16-Dec-2016 07:06
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I really enjoyed the movie. What did other people think? Vader was kicking ass and taking names!

 

Was interesting how many scenes were removed or changed.

 

https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/rogue-one-trailer-scenes-arent-slideshow-wp-170200810.html

 

I figure the removed Saw Gerrera scene with the "What will you do?" lines that he was actually talking to Jyn's father and not Jyn. Hes noticeably younger (no grey hair) and the window in the background is in tact (its not when he talks to Jyn).


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  # 1690859 16-Dec-2016 08:40
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There was a tie fighter scene also in one of the trailers from mammary.  That didn't occur in the film.

 

 

 

I thought Vader was soft in his first scene, kinda walked around Krennic, but I needn't have worried by the end.

 

 

 

All in all, I thought it was new and a refreshingly legit story, after the A New Hope reboot that was Force Awakens.  I liked it.

 

It was dark, and only had one humour guy in the whole thing, but it was a solid movie for sure.  Definitely an Empire Strikes Back vibe going on.




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Yeah it was very dark.

 

I was surprised that no one made it out - with the beach running scenes with Jyn I was expecting someone to physically escape with the tape (these were cut and rewritten by all accounts).

 

The tie fighter scene is mentioned in the link of cut scenes...

 

Agree Vader was a bit soft to start with but man did he make up for it.

 

One thing I didn't like (or found noticeable) was the Moff Tarkin CGI. I appreciated the character in the story but found his CGI face distracting.


 
 
 
 


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Something looked familiar, and I'm sure I saw it twice. I mean the thing appears twice in the film, I haven't been to see it twice.

 

In 2 scenes where rebel tie fighters are heading off, there is a dude in a  tower with a white helmet looking a bit out of focus.

 

He looks like he was cut and pasted from one of the 3 original movies, not sure which one.





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  # 1690882 16-Dec-2016 09:29
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I liked the film, and while it had Star Wars things in it, it didn't really feel like a Star Wars movie.
Which is hard to explain..

 

Very very dark ..




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Something looked familiar, and I'm sure I saw it twice. I mean the thing appears twice in the film, I haven't been to see it twice.

 

In 2 scenes where rebel tie fighters are heading off, there is a dude in a  tower with a white helmet looking a bit out of focus.

 

He looks like he was cut and pasted from one of the 3 original movies, not sure which one.

 

 

Yes there were many scenes like this e.g. the death star firing sequence. I think they recreated them (they looked very sharp) but with the intent of staying true to the originals.


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nzkiwiman: I liked the film, and while it had Star Wars things in it, it didn't really feel like a Star Wars movie.

 

It wasn't part of the main sequence, so this is expected.  I think it benefitted from not having to be a "Star Wars" movie, where Ep VII did (and IMO suffered for)


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I went last night and enjoyed it. I was sad they didn't keep some of the more iconic scenes from the trailers in the final film but that seems pretty common these days.

 

The fact that EVERYONE dies is quite nice to be honest. It allows the film to stand alone without screwing with any of the original film story lines. I was sitting next to someone who had not seen any of the Star Wars films at all and i'd argue that this was a good film to start watching them from. Then watch the original three, then the force awakens and at that point maybe loop back to the rest. Interestingly, Wikipedia places the film in the Anthology list, not the Saga list, which makes sense.

 

I wasn't sure I liked how the story jumped around so much at the start, literally a new planet every 5min for a fair while it felt like, but I guess it needed it to set up the character development.

 

I probably won't see it again at the cinema (mostly due to the cost of a babysitter and parking and tickets) but will definitely watch it again when on Blu Ray.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1690922 16-Dec-2016 10:53
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I went last night and enjoyed it. I was sad they didn't keep some of the more iconic scenes from the trailers in the final film but that seems pretty common these days.

 

The fact that EVERYONE dies is quite nice to be honest. It allows the film to stand alone without screwing with any of the original film story lines. I was sitting next to someone who had not seen any of the Star Wars films at all and i'd argue that this was a good film to start watching them from. Then watch the original three, then the force awakens and at that point maybe loop back to the rest. Interestingly, Wikipedia places the film in the Anthology list, not the Saga list, which makes sense.

 

I wasn't sure I liked how the story jumped around so much at the start, literally a new planet every 5min for a fair while it felt like, but I guess it needed it to set up the character development.

 

I probably won't see it again at the cinema (mostly due to the cost of a babysitter and parking and tickets) but will definitely watch it again when on Blu Ray.

 

 

 

 

Agree on this - everyone dying is good for the saga arc. Bit sad for the movie (especially a Disney movie), but it has to be.

 

Also, on watching this one, then A New Hope would be a good place to start for someone who hasn't seen any (I know one person who I think would quite like to watch them, but doesn't know where to start - like I am with the Marvel movies).


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  # 1691053 16-Dec-2016 12:54
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Meh.  Great to have high a diversity cast. 

 

But that doesn't make up for the lack of good story/screenplay and some decent editing.





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  # 1691313 16-Dec-2016 23:37
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tchart:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Something looked familiar, and I'm sure I saw it twice. I mean the thing appears twice in the film, I haven't been to see it twice.

 

In 2 scenes where rebel tie fighters are heading off, there is a dude in a  tower with a white helmet looking a bit out of focus.

 

He looks like he was cut and pasted from one of the 3 original movies, not sure which one.

 

 

Yes there were many scenes like this e.g. the death star firing sequence. I think they recreated them (they looked very sharp) but with the intent of staying true to the originals.

 

 


Also the blue milk, which I think was in one of the earlier films.






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  # 1691315 16-Dec-2016 23:38
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Meh.  Great to have high a diversity cast. 

 

But that doesn't make up for the lack of good story/screenplay and some decent editing.

 

 

 

 

Personally the diversity of the cast is so far down my list of priorities you'd need binoculars to see it!

 

The other stuff you mention is far, far more important to me.






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  # 1691316 16-Dec-2016 23:40
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I enjoyed it - and it was unusual to see so many principle characters get the chop.

 

It dragged a little here and there and some of the dialogue was a bit poor. Missed Wookies and the CGI Tarkin was a bit lame.

 

My wife was deeply offended by the "beige stormtroopers" for some reason.






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Geektastic:

 

I enjoyed it - and it was unusual to see so many principle characters get the chop.

 

So did any Bothans die to get the plans of this death star ? :)

 

 

It dragged a little here and there and some of the dialogue was a bit poor. Missed Wookies and the CGI Tarkin was a bit lame.

 

 

The CG Tarkin grew on me, in the initial "confrontation" with Krennic he just looked wierd, it was if his lips were moving but the rest of his face remained fixed, it seemed to be better in latter scenes, but I think they should have probably done fewer shots with him in full frontal focus...

 

But seeing Vader go through rebel troopers like a knife through butter was cool...

 

 


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tchart:

 

Yeah it was very dark.

 

I was surprised that no one made it out - with the beach running scenes with Jyn I was expecting someone to physically escape with the tape (these were cut and rewritten by all accounts).

 

Oddly enough midway I did hope everyone got killed in the end.. got my wish :)

 

One thing I didn't like (or found noticeable) was the Moff Tarkin CGI. I appreciated the character in the story but found his CGI face distracting.

 

 

I thought the same exact thing, I'd have say though it somehow reach of couple of steps further through the uncanny-valley, passed the creepy stage.




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Geektastic:


I enjoyed it - and it was unusual to see so many principle characters get the chop.


So did any Bothans die to get the plans of this death star ? :)



It dragged a little here and there and some of the dialogue was a bit poor. Missed Wookies and the CGI Tarkin was a bit lame.



The CG Tarkin grew on me, in the initial "confrontation" with Krennic he just looked wierd, it was if his lips were moving but the rest of his face remained fixed, it seemed to be better in latter scenes, but I think they should have probably done fewer shots with him in full frontal focus...


But seeing Vader go through rebel troopers like a knife through butter was cool...


 



Apparently the bothans quote is from the second death Star ie ep 6.

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